Well after dropping off my daughter and seeing my wife off to work I decided to get a run in and print while I cool off. So after getting frustrated setting up the studio I decided to an extra mile or so on the run. Really feel great and ready to hit it. I still don’t like the way the studio is set up.
So I am still pushing the Akua inks, and really don’t see why some don’t like it. I do like how the oil based really seems to grip into the plate, but the clean up is very time consuming. Trying out a three color dry point on plexi today. Akua let’s me set up multiple plates at a time. Love it.
These inks are great for students, they clean up with water and dish soap. I use window cleaner from Homedepot and newsprint (old phonebooks). I have even left ink on plates and I’m brayers the whole day and cleaned them after last period.