It has three purposes.
1) For monotype ghost prints.
After printing a monotype there may be some residue of ink remaining on the plate.
Release Agent can be used to print a second lighter version of the first print.
Roll Release Agent on top of residue of ink on the plate and print.
2) For high shine with Akua metallic inks.
Roll Akua Release Agent over the metallic ink that was applied to the plate.
Wait three minutes and print.
3) When using the Pin Press and printing monotypes with Akua Kolor.
Roll Release Agent on the surface of the plate before doing brushwork.
Not necessary for Akua Intaglio ink or when printing with an etching press.
Release Agent looks white in the jar but rolls-up clear and colourless. It has a soft, buttery consistency.
Delivery & support
Orders over £30 benefit from FREE delivery. Most orders delivered to a UK address will arrive within 5-7 working days, however, we acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
Need your supplies quickly?
There is an option to select express delivery at the checkout, the cost of which will vary depending on order size. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0800 980 1123 for a postage quote.
See here for information about international postage rates.
- Akua Intaglio Printing Ink