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
SAA members in the UK benefit from FREE delivery on all orders, regardless of size or order value – this includes the Highlands, all offshore islands and Northern Ireland. We aim to despatch all orders the same working day if they are placed before 2pm, so your painting purchases will be on their way to you as soon as possible.
We want all our members to share the same great benefits – although acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.
See here for information about international postage rates.
- Akua Intaglio Printing Ink