Akua Pin Press
The Akua Pin Press is perfect for the monotype printmaker who needs a portable and affordable press. Monotype printmakers may not need the use of a heavy etching press, especially with Akua inks. The Akua Pin Press offers high performance at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you are no longer tied to your studio. The PinPress lets you create monotypes at home, in the classroom, or on the road.
The PinPress was designed specifically for monotype printmaking. The roller is precisely machined to an incredibly even and smooth surface for uniform contact between the roller, paper and plate. Durable, all metal construction made of aluminum and brass bushings insures long lasting, trouble-free printing.
Built in Stand:
The crescent shaped handles swivel and act as a stand when not in use. This prevents the PinPress from rolling off the table by allowing it to be put down without the surface of the roller touching the table.
Easy to Use:
Rest the palm of your hands on the flat side of the crescent shaped handles when printing.
More About Akua
Water-based Ink for Intaglio & Relief: Akua Intaglio Inks are a printmaker’s dream come true. Originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, you can also apply this ink with a brayer for relief printmaking and monotype, as well as collagraphs. Additionally, it will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. These inks contain no driers, offering a long working time for monotype or wiping the plate.
Made with Soy and Light fast Pigments
Akua Intaglio is a soy based ink made with the same high quality lightfast pigments as Akua Liquid Pigment. It has a thick consistency with minimal water content.
Clean up with soap and water
Akua Intaglio ink cleans up easily with a dry rag, followed by soap and water. You can even use inexpensive liquid dish detergent. Never use toxic solvents again!
You can re-soak Akua prints immediately after printing, if handled carefully. Once the print is dry, Akua Intaglio is permanent.
Never Skins or Hardens in the Jar
Akua Ink will neither skin over, nor harden in the jar or on the ink slab, so no ink is wasted.
Easy to Use
Wiping the plate with Akua Intaglio is easier than wiping oil-based ink. For best results, use this Akua Wiping Fabric.
Wipes nice and clean while the paper picks up the ink efficiently.
Option To Print on Damp or Dry Paper
Print on dry or damp paper. Plates with greater tonal value, deeply bitten or raised surfaces require dampened paper. However, it may not be necessary to dampen paper for shallow bitten plates with high contrast images. Monotypes print best on dry smooth paper.