Graphic Chemical Conditioners in 1 lb cartridges (450 gr.)
These Graphic Chemical Conditioners come in 1 lb cartridges. A standard kit-gun is used to apply the conditioner, which allows more control.
Tint Base Extender is just what the name implies - a product which extends the volume of the ink. Generally, it will transparentize the ink it is added to (making it slightly more transparent) or cause the ink to create a tint. Despite what it looks like in the can, it has no color of its own.
A very popular additive to the etching inks is Easy Wipe Compound. More and more etchers are learning what it means to have complete control of the distribution and wiping of etching inks through the use of this product. Easy Wipe Compound is essentially a tack reducer which does not affect the colour or lightfastness of your favorite ink. Unlike Plate Oil, Easy Wipe Compound does not materially affect the body of the ink, but allows for great ease in wiping the plate with even the stiffest of inks.
Add a little Caligo Wiping Compound to your ink when you need to make it easier to wipe or reduce tack. Can be used with any oil based inks including Caligo Safe Wash Inks.Only add 3 - 5 %
Sureset Compound reduces "the tack" of the ink to reduce the stickeness to the paper. The main main field however is lithography. It has an important effect on colour printing. By adding Sureset Compound in the first colours printed, the artist is able to keep those colours open for trapping of colours later. Sureset Compound is available in 1/4 pound tubes, one pound cans and cartridges.