Conditioners for Hawthorn "Stay Open Inks".

Non skinning range of inks used at many Colleges and Universities for all general printmaking. They are suitable for all types of Relief and Litho printing as well as Etching (add oil or jelly) .Ideal for Collagraph/Carborundum printmaking.
Full range of colours available including Metallics and Flourescents .High pigment strength.

Can be cleaned with Soap and Water or White Spirit. To Clean with Soap and Water: First remove as much ink as possible with an ink knife or cloth. Then pour a little washing up liquid into the remaining ink and rub in with a cloth, then wipe away with a damp cloth.
Medium tack and full bodied. Use Linseed Reducing oil or Linseed Reducing Jelly to lower the tack and make the inks more runny.

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Hawthorn Linseed Reducing Jelly, pot 225 gr.

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Dimensions:
Diameter: 7 cm, 2.8"
Height: 8 cm, 3.1"

Does the same as the oil, but mixes into the ink much more easily.Reduces the stickyness of the ink but leaves it with the same body. ideal for Etching.

Weight: 250 gram, 0.5 lb

Cobalt drier, bottle 100 ml

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Now in easy application bottle. Add 2% Max. The ink will skin once added. Add when printing thick filma of ink. Add when printing over dried ink fims or and less absorbent papers and boards.

Hawthorn, Linseed reducing oil, 450 gr.

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Small amounts will make the ink softer & flow better. Use for etching.

Hanco Wonder Gel, 25-1700 (MS-1175) 1 lb can, 0,5 liter

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Designed to replace the discontinued "Miracle Gel".

Applications:

For etching inks: This is a powerful additive to reduce the "body" of the ink and the tack for oil-based inks. Add between 5 and 10% for most applications.

Wonder Gel also makes it easier to wipe the ink from the plate.
For Lithographic inks: it reduces the tack without making the ink greasier. (This is useful for printing large sizes where the ink roll tends to "black up") When it is added to block print inks, it reduces the tendency for soft paper to stick to the linoleum or wood. It is made of clear mineral oil and therefore will not change the ink color.
Weight 0.45 kg. Can diameter 9 cm. Height 10 cm