About our Acrylic Inks
Acrylic Inks can be regarded as extremely high flow acrylic paints with extremely high pigment loading.
When diluted with water they can be used as colourants, dyes and even as water-colour medium.
They contain fine pigments with a very high pigment loading. All pigments are lightfast and non-fading
These inks are superior to dye based inks as dyes are usually not lightfast and fade.
Supplied in convenient dropper bottles.
If using the Acrylic Inks as a paint then all surfaces should be prepared and primed as per normal acrylic paints.
They adhere to surfaces that normal acrylic paints will adhere to such as wood, paper, board, canvas, galvanised steel and cement based surfaces.
Surfaces such as metals, plastic and glass require priming to ensure good adhesion.
Painting with Acrylic Inks
If undiluted they can be used as normal acrylic paint except the paint has a very high flow. These are not liquid watercolour paints but can give similar effects. The main difference is that these inks have acrylic binder that is not water soluble so once dry they are permanent and cannot be lifted.
Due to the very high pigment concentration they can be diluted a significant amount. You can even add one drop of ink to 20ml water. High dilution levels will result in loss of bonding strength so the end result will be less permanent. If you dilute to a point where the dry inks can smudge on paper when rubbed, then applying a clear acrylic top coat will ensure permanence.
Should I use Acrylic Inks to colour resin?
These are acrylics so they do contain water. For this reason they are not the best product of choice for use in resins as water reacts with the resin hardener.
Keep out of reach of children
All our products should be kept out of reach of children under 5 years and anybody who may tend to place items or liquids in their mouths should be supervised. Even packing can become a choking hazard.