For more fetching etchings

There’s something special about an etching. The natural indentation made in soft paper by the printing plate and the detail achievable by fine lines give a unique result that can be ‘delicious to the eye’.  Of course, using the right ink can enhance the very finest etchings. We offer a choice of two distinct formulations of etching ink.

Oil-based and washable - Artist quality etching inks for non-toxic printmaking

For anyone who wants solvent-free cleaning, this unique range of etching inks can be washed away with liquid soap and water. Suitable for all types of intaglio printing e.g. etching, aquatint and line engraving.

This range does not contain any driers. For faster drying rates, add a small amount of cobalt or manganese driers.

We always select light fast pigments for our formulations. All our inks are rated 6 or higher on the International Blue Wool Scale.

Cranfield-Caligo-Safe-Wash-Etching-printmaking-inks

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbon Black Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbon Black
BKC 1943
Semi Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Brown Black Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Brown Black
BKC 1944
Semi Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Blue Black Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Blue Black
BKC 1945
Semi Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Blue (Cyan) Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Blue (Cyan)
BLC 24911
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Red (Magenta) Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Red (Magenta)
RDC 63601
Transparent
PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Yellow (Arylide) Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Yellow (Arylide)
YLC 91779
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Diarylide Yellow Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Diarylide Yellow
YLC 91780
Transparent
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Rubine Red Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Rubine Red
RDC 63602
Transparent
PR57:1 (C.I 15850:1) Monoazo
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Napthol Red Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Napthol Red
RDC 63599
Semi Transaparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo (napthol)
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbazole Violet Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbazole Violet
VLC 71204
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Ultramarine Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Ultramarine
BLC 24914
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Prussian Blue Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Prussian Blue
BLC 24915
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Phthalo Green Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Phthalo Green
GRC 43171
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Yellow Ochre Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Yellow Ochre
YLC 91782
Semi Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Sepia Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Sepia
BRC 32284
Semi Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black C.I 7749) | PBr7 (C.I 77491 C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Extender Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Extender
WTC 83840
Transparent
PW18 (C.I 77220) Calcium carbonate
Inorganic | Synthetic
Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Opaque White Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Opaque White
WTC 83838
Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Inorganic | Synthetic

Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbon Black
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Brown Black
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Blue Black
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Blue (Cyan)
Product name Properties
Additional Information

See also RDC 63601 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Red (Magenta) and YLC 91779 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Yellow. Our Process (or primary ) colours can be used in several ways, for example:
1. Mix the three process colours in varying proportions to create a spectrum of bright colour mixes of your own. You will find you can make a much wider range of
greens, purples, blues, reds and oranges than you can achieve with a standard blue, red and yellow ink. Use white and black and extender to make an even wider
range of tints and shades.
2. Over printing layers of these inks to create new colours where the transparent coloured layers overlap.
3. For printmakers who need a four colour process set (CMYK) to create prints with multiple plates.
(Depending on ink film thickness , you can adjust strength with extender as required)
For more information on Colour Mixing with Safe Wash Inks, please visit our website www.caligoinks.com or email us for a colour mixing guide hello@cranfield-colours.co.uk

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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Red (Magenta)
Product name Properties
Additional Information

See also BLC 24911 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Blue ( Cyan) and YLC 91779 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Yellow. Our Process (or primary) colours can be used in several ways, for example:
1. Mix the three process colours in varying proportions to create a spectrum of bright colour mixes of your own. You will find you can make a much wider range of
greens, purples, blues, reds and oranges than you can achieve with a standard blue, red and yellow ink. Use white and black and extender to make an even wider
range of tints and shades.
2. Over printing layers of these inks to create new colours where the transparent coloured layers overlap.
3. For printmakers who need a four colour process set (CMYK) to create prints with multiple plates.
(Depending on ink film thickness , you can adjust strength with extender as required)
For more information on Colour Mixing with Safe Wash Inks, please visit our website www.caligoinks.com or email us for a colour mixing guide hello@cranfield-colours.co.uk

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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Process Yellow (Arylide)
Product name Properties
Additional Information

See also RDC 63601 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Red and YLC 91779 Caligo Safe Wash Etching Process Yellow. Our Process (or primary colours can be used in several ways, for example:
1. Mix the three process colours in varying proportions to create a spectrum of bright colour mixes of your own. You will find you can make a much wider range of
greens, purples, blues, reds and oranges than you can achieve with a standard blue, red and yellow ink. Use white and black and extender to make an even wider
range of tints and shades.
2. Over printing layers of these inks to create new colours where the transparent coloured layers overlap.
3. For printmakers who need a four colour process set (CMYK) to create prints with multiple plates.
(Depending on ink film thickness , you can adjust strength with extender as required)
For more information on Colour Mixing with Safe Wash Inks, please visit our website www.caligoinks.com or email us for a colour mixing guide hello@cranfield-colours.co.uk

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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Diarylide Yellow
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Rubine Red
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Napthol Red
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Carbazole Violet
Product name Properties
Additional Information

Our Carbazole Violet is intense and very strong. Use with extender to create a wonderful range of shades from the Violet to the palest Lilac. A little goes a long way. Enjoy!

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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Ultramarine
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Prussian Blue
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Phthalo Green
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Yellow Ochre
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Sepia
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Extender
Product name Properties
Additional Information

Caligo Safe Wash Extender is an ink just like all the colours in the range it is simply made with a transparent pigment. Add to your ink to increase transparency and reduce the strength. For a slightly quicker drying extender you can use Caligo Safe Wash Relief Extender WTC 83405.

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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Opaque White
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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Printmaking Ink Modifier - Caligo Safe Wash Oil Cranfield Printmaking Ink Modifier - Caligo Safe Wash Oil

WTC 83948

Our specialist washable oil that you can add to your Safe Wash Inks when you need to thin and dilute your ink. It makes your inks thinner, reduces viscosity, increases flow and increases transparency.
This oil modifier is made with the same linseed oil medium we use to make the safe wash inks. It is therefore an ‘oily’ rather than ‘inky’ modifier. If you need to increase transparency but maintain the body of you ink use Caligo Safe Wash Extender.
Caligo Safe Wash Oil is Ideal for Monoprinting and Carborundum printing when you need to thin and dilute your inks
Also suitablle for Viscosity Printing applications when you need to reduce viscosity and increase the flow of your inks.

Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer

WTC 83756

Our Cranfield Wiping Compound & Tack reducer is a multi purpose modifier for use with any of our Tradtional oil-based printing inks including our range of Caligo Safe Wash Inks. It will reduce the tack and maintain the body of your ink. It will help etching inks wipe more easily. It will help improve the tranafer of ink on smooth solid areas of colour. Add up to 3 % by volume.

Ink Modifier

Cranfield Printmaking Ink Modifier - Caligo Safe Wash Oil
Product name Product code
Cranfield Printmaking Ink Modifier - Caligo Safe Wash Oil WTC 83948
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Ink Modifier

Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer
Product name Product code
Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer WTC 83756
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A consistently reliable formulation - provides rich prints from all types of Intaglio plates

As well as highly pigmented formulations, Cranfield traditional etching inks also benefit from a careful mix of traditional linseed oils. These are chosen and blended to provide a viscosity and structure to the ink – along with that unique linseed smell. This keeps the etching as fresh and bright as the day it was created.

We always select light fast pigments for our formulations. All our inks are rated 6 or higher on the International Blue Wool Scale.

Cranfield-Traditonal-Etching-printmaking-Inks

Colour swatch Product name Properties
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Black Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Black
BKC 1810
Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Aquatint Black Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Aquatint Black
BKC 1812
Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink bone black Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink bone black
BKC 1824
Opaque
PBk9 (C.I 77267) Calcined bone black
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Lamp Black Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Lamp Black
BKC 1925
Semi Opaque
PBk6 (C.I 77267) Amorphous carbon black
Organic. Synthetic
Cranfield Tradtional Etching Soft Black Cranfield Tradtional Etching Soft Black
BKC 1538
Semi Opaque
PBk 7 (CI. 77266) Carbon black
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Cyan Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Cyan
BLC 24197
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PW18 (C.I 77220) Calcium carbonate
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Magenta Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Magenta
RDC 63251
Transparent
PV19 (C.I 73900) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Process Yellow Cranfield Traditional Etching Process Yellow
YLC 91611
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Lemon Yellow Cranfield Traditional Etching Lemon Yellow
YLC 9926
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Primrose Yellow Cranfield Traditional Etching Primrose Yellow
YLC 9928
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Permanent Yellow Lake Cranfield Traditional Etching Permanent Yellow Lake
YLC 9927
Semi Transparent
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol)
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Indian Yellow Cranfield Traditional Etching Indian Yellow
YLC 9929
Semi Transparent
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide)
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Apricot Yellow Cranfield Traditional Etching Apricot Yellow
YLC 9931
Semi Transparent
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide) | PY43 (C.I 77492) di iron trioxide & iron hydroxide oxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Orange Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Orange
ORC 5482
Semi Opaque
PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide) | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Vermillion (Hue) Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Vermillion (Hue)
ORC 5483
Semi Transparent
PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol) | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Scarlet Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Scarlet
RDC 62839
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo (napthol)
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Warm Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Warm Red
RDC 61976

PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide) | PR3 (C.I 12120) Monoazo | PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo (napthol)
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Red
RDC 61977
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo Red (napthol) | PR4 (C.I 12085) Monoazo (beta napthol) | PR48:2 (C.I 15865:2) Monoazo | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ruby Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ruby Red
RDC 61978
Semi Transparent
PR112 (C.I 12370) Monoazo Red (napthol) | PR48:2 (C.I15865:2) Monoazo | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Alazarin Madder Lake Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Alazarin Madder Lake
RDC 61664
Transparent
PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone
Organic. Synthetic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carmine Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carmine Red
RDC 61926
Semi Transparet
PR3 (C.I 12120) Monoazo | PR48:2 (C.I 15865:2) Monoazo | PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Rubine Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Rubine Red
RDC 62840
Transparent
PR57:1 (C.I 15850:1) Monoazo
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Violet Red Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Violet Red
RDC 63281
Transparent
PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carbazole Violet Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carbazole Violet
VLC 7447
Transparent
PV23 (C.I 51319) Polycyclic dioxazine
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Violet Solferino Cranfield Traditional Etching Violet Solferino
VLC 7586
Semi Transparent
PR57:1 (C.I 15850:1) Monoazo | PR122 (C.I 73915) Polycyclic quinacridone | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide)
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Manganese Violet Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Manganese Violet
VLC 7392
Transparent
PV16 (C.I 77742) Manganese ammonium pyrophosphate
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Prussian Blue Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Prussian Blue
BLC 21955
Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii)
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ultramarine Blue Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ultramarine Blue
BLC 21983
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Turquoise Blue Lake Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Turquoise Blue Lake
BLC 21956
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ocean Blue Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ocean Blue
BLC 21981
Transparent
PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Orient Blue Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Orient Blue
BLC 21982
Transparent
PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Azure Blue Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Azure Blue
BLC 21984
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PB29 (C.I 77007) Sodium alumino sulpho silicate
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Cobalt Blue Genuine Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Cobalt Blue Genuine
BLC 24737
Semi Opaque
PB28 (C.I 77346) Oxides of cobalt and aluminium
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Deep Green Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Deep Green
GRC 41238
Semi Transparent
PB27 (C.I 77510) Iron (iii) hexacyanoferrate (ii) | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Green Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Green
GRC 41240
Semi Opaque
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide)
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Light Green Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Light Green
GRC 41239
Semi Transparent
PY13 (C.I 21100) Dis Azo Yellow | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide | PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PB15:3 (C.I 74160) Beta copper phthalocyanine | PO34 (C.I 21115) Disazopyrazolone (diarylamide)
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Green Lake Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Green Lake
GRC 41241
Semi Transparent
PY3 (C.I 11710) Monoazo Yellow | PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Viridian Lake Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Viridian Lake
GRC 41242
Transparent
PG7 (C.I 74260) Polychlorinated copper phthalocyanine
Organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Yellow Ochre Cranfield Traditional Etching Yellow Ochre
YLC 9842
Semi Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Sienna Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Sienna
BRC 31037
Semi Opaque
PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Umber Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Umber
BRC 31036
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Sienna Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Sienna
BRC 31010
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Umber Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Umber
BRC 3934
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PY42 (C.I 77492) Iron hydroxide oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Sepia Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Sepia
BRC 3935
Semi Opaque
PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black | PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Red Ochre Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Red Ochre
RDC 61470

PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Van Dyck Brown Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Van Dyck Brown
BRC 31035
Semi Opaque
PBr7 (C.I 77491, C.I 77492) Iron & Manganese oxide | PR83 (C.I 58000) Dihydroxyanthraquinone | PBk7 (C.I 77266) Furnace carbon black
Mixed inorganic & organic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Extender Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Extender
WTC 81257
Transparent
PW18 (C.I 77220) Calcium carbonate
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Transparent Lake White Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Transparent Lake White
WTC 83191
Transparent
PW24 (C.I 77002) Aluminium Hyroxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Opaque White Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Opaque White
WTC 82471
Semi Opaque
PW6 (C.I 77891) Titanium dioxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Zinc White Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Zinc White
WTC 83257
Semi Transparent
PW4 (C.I 77949) Zinc oxide
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Silver Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Silver
WTC 00877
Opaque
PM1 (C.I 77000) Powdered Aluminium
Inorganic
Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Gold Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Gold
WTC 00873
Opaque
PM2 (C.I 77400) Powdered Copper & Zinc
Inorganic

Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Black
Product name Properties
Additional Information

BKC 1810 Mid Black
A versatile, mid-toned Carbon Black (PBk7) ink with low viscosity & low tack. Our Mid Black works particularly well for images with LINE. It has a soft feel and wipes evenly & easily to give a strong print. This ink allows the printmaker full control of the amount of ink left on the plate.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Aquatint Black
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BKC 1812 Aquatint Black
A strong, mid-toned Carbon Black (PBk7) with medium viscosity & high tack. Aquatint Black works particularly well for images with TONE e.g. Aquatint. Although this initially ink feels stiffer than BKC 1810 you will soon find this ink wipes quickly & evenly from your plate to give bright, intense prints.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink bone black
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BKC 1824 Bone black
A strong, warm-toned black made from genuine Charred-bone black pigment ( PBr9) with high viscosity & high tack. Our bone black works well for both LINE & TONE.
This ink is quite stiff

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Lamp Black
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Additional Information

BKC 1925 Lamp Black
A cool toned blue-black ink based on a genuine Lamp Black pigment (PBk6) with medium viscosity & medium tack. Lamp Black has a soft feel and will wipe quickly & evenly from a cold or a hot plate making it particularly suited to dry point. Lamp Black will leave a characteristic & pleasing ‘plate tone’ or can be easily wiped to emphasise the highlights.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Tradtional Etching Soft Black
Product name Properties
Additional Information

BK 1538 Soft Black. A soft and ‘buttery’ ink based on Carbon black pigment.
This ink wipes evenly from the plate giving the printmaker full control over the amount of ink left on the plate.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Cyan
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Process Magenta
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Process Yellow
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Lemon Yellow
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Primrose Yellow
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Permanent Yellow Lake
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Indian Yellow
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Apricot Yellow
Product name Properties
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Orange
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Vermillion (Hue)
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Scarlet
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Warm Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ruby Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Alazarin Madder Lake
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carmine Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Rubine Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Violet Red
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Carbazole Violet
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Violet Solferino
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Manganese Violet
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Prussian Blue
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ultramarine Blue
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Turquoise Blue Lake
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Ocean Blue
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Orient Blue
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Azure Blue
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Cobalt Blue Genuine
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Deep Green
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Mid Green
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Light Green
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Green Lake
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Permanent Viridian Lake
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Yellow Ochre
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Sienna
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Raw Umber
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Sienna
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Burnt Umber
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Sepia
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BKC 3935 Sepia
Although not strictly Black, our Sepia is a beautifully smooth, easy to wipe, well saturated ink which can be used on its own or mixed with any of our Blacks to add a subtle depth and warmth.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Red Ochre
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Van Dyck Brown
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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Extender
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Our most popular and traditional extender which mixes easily with all the Cranfield Tradtional Etching Inks. Add to reduce strength and increase the transparency of your inks. This extender is an ink like all the colours in the range, it is simply made with a transparent pigment.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Transparent Lake White
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Our most transparent extender with increased stiffness. This is popular with printmakers who wish to reduce the strength of an ink whilst preserving the integrity of shade and body.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Opaque White
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Titanium White is the most opaque ink the range with the greatest covering power.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Zinc White
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Zinc White is a slight more transparent than Opaque White with a little less covering power and a bluer undertone. This can be used to add luminosity to coloured inks. It reduces strength whilst preserving brightness and purity.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Silver
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Our Silver and Gold printmaking Inks are 'dual purpose' and will work beautifully for both etching and relief printing.

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Traditional Etching Ink

Cranfield Traditional Etching Ink Gold
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Our Silver and Gold printmaking Inks are 'dual purpose' and will work beautifully for both etching and relief printing.

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Ancillary Product information
Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer

WTC 83756

Ink Modifier

Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer
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Cranfield Printing Ink Modifier - Wiping Compound & Tack Reducer WTC 83756
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