I’m super excited about Speedball’s new line of Professional Relief Inks. I’ve been helping develop them over the last few years – specifically the Supergraphic Black ink. I’ve printed hundreds of linocuts with it and have had nothing but excellent results. Its water-miscible (cleans up with water-based solvents. Window cleaner works great!) and holds detail beautifully. Another feature that I like is that it never builds up on the block so you never need to strip it. The dry time is slow so if you want to speed things up I recommend using Van Son Three Way Drier. Here are two short videos made by Jim Haverkamp that highlight the ink.

 

 


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