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.


Hawthorn Linseed Reducing Jelly, pot 225 gr.

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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 Cobalt Drier 25-1100 (MS-1000) 1 pint

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Cobalt drier is a purple-ish/brown-ish liquid that, when added to the ink, will considerably speed up dry time. This product dries the ink from the top down, so while the surface may feel dry, the ink film may still be wet below the surface. This is typically used to speed up the setting time required before light handling. Typically 2%-3% by weight is plenty.

Weight 1.3 lbs , 600 grams
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 4" , 10 x 10 x 10 cm
Content: 1 Pint, 0,5 litre
This product can be used for all oil-based inks; litho-inks, etching-inks, block-print-inks, etc.

Magnesium Carbonate 600 ml

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A light powder that gives body to lithographic inks and etching inks. The ink becomes stiffer. Many lithographers use this material in the humidifying water (for stone or slab). The stone or plate therefore remains cleaner. Use a dust mask.

Weight 0,2 kg.(0.5 lbs) Diameter 10 cm.(4") height 15 cm (6")