Gamblin Etching Ink Opaque White:
Gamblin Etching White: An opaque white useful in creating tints. Pigment: Titanium dioxide (PW 6), zinc oxide (PW 4)
Vehicle: Burnt Plate Oil
Series 1, OPAQUE, SDS
1 lb jar
Gamblin Etching Ink
Gamblin Etching Ink was formulated at the request of professional printmakers in the Pacific Northwest who wanted a strong reliable ink for edition printing. This palette of pure, intense pigments offers an artist quality product as well as a broad range of color mixing potential.
Gamblin Etching Ink is bound in the highest quality Burnt Plate Oil.
Depending on the printmaking technique, you may need to add a Gamblin modifier (below) in order to print perfectly. Temperature as well as humidity, the type of plate, and type of paper all affect how inks perform.
Burnt Plate Oils
Gamblin Burnt Plate Oils lower the viscosity of Gamblin printmaking ink. Burnt Plate Oil should be added to inks sparingly, because the detail of a print may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid. Burnt Plate Oil #2 (SDS) has a higher tack than Burnt Plate Oil #000 and is the primary binder for Gamblin Etching Inks.
Because Tack Reducer is a gel made from a very light drying oil, it is completely compatible with the inks. Small amounts added to ink will efficiently reduce tack. Tack Reducer is transparent and allows the intensity of an inks color to be maintained. SDS
Magnesium Carbonate is traditionally used to stiffen ink, but it will also reduce an ink’s gloss level. Because Magnesium Carbonate becomes transparent once added to ink, it will not alter the color of the ink. You should only add small amounts at a time, because only a little is needed to add body to an ink. Mix well. It can be used with both Etching and Relief Inks. SDS
Gamblin Gamsol is the safest 100% pure odorless mineral spirit available. It enables printmakers to easily modify inks and is great for studio clean-up, as well as eliminating the need for stronger solvents. SDS
About Gamblin Artists Colors
At Gamblin, our mission is to lead oil painting and printmaking into the future. To us this means crafting materials as they ought to be, not just as they have been. Our luscious colors and contemporary mediums are true to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent.
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