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Old 05-28-2019, 03:05 AM
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Ink for additive printing

Ink for painting then printing
Hello, I'm painting an image on acetate to print on Hosho paper. Gradually building up the image. It's working well, except the ink is very thick. I'm using Caligo safewash black. I'm adding Safewash Oil and Extender but it doesn't thin as much as I would like and it affects transparency/ oiliness. Which makes it very slow to dry and glossy.

My questions
1 wondered if there is a brand of ink I could use which is more fluid? I do like the soap and water cleanup.
2 Or is it ok to dilute Safewash with water to paint with?

Thanks in advance for any ideas/help
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:36 AM
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Re: Ink for additive printing

I've never done an acetate print but I do know that Caligo has a long drying time even before the extender is added.

There are various types of ink brands, Akua is a good one (Blicks sells it). I like regular old speedball but the black is a little bit duller than other brands which may or may not work for you.

As for your second question, it's better since it's an oil base to dilute with a product made for that but since it is washable it might work, you could always try it out and let us know how it goes.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:38 AM
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Re: Ink for additive printing

You could try using acrylic paint. There are some brands, such as Golden Open, which will stay moist long enough to make a print.
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