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Caligo Metallics ink can and tubes

Caligo Traditional Relief Ink, Metallics

Metallic inks are traditional linseed oil-based inks. Clean up with Gamsol, mineral oil or vegetable oil, not soap and water. This is because the inorganic metallic platelets in the ink do not behave the way pigments do. Like all glitter products, they are very difficult to clean up in soap and water. Traditional methods are much more effective.

Depending on the technique, temperature, humidity, paper and type of plate, all inks may need slight adjustments to print perfectly. Add small amounts of these modifiers into the ink and mix well before adding more.

To thin the ink so it spreads easily, add Caligo Safe Wash Oil (Thinner) or #000 Burnt Plate Oil. Add sparingly; details may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid. Tack Reducer is a transparent gel made from a very light drying oil. Small amounts added to the ink will reduce tack so the ink spreads out more readily and evenly. Gamblin Magnesium Carbonate stiffens the ink and reduces the ink's gloss level.

Tip: printing a similar pigmented color first, then overprinting with the metallic ink, will make the metallic ink pop more.

This ink is sold by weight rather than volume so the can size varies.

The colors shown below may be affected by your monitor settings and are intended to be used as a guide only.

Caligo Traditional Relief Ink, Metallics

  Price Enter Quantity
K7637
K7637LB
Gold
PM1 (C.I77000)
Powdered Aluminum
Metallic Gold, Caligo ink
75ml tubes $21.45

500gm cans $59.45

K7638
K7638LB
Silver
PM1 (C.I77000)
Powdered Aluminum
Metallic Silver, Caligo ink
75ml tubes $17.95

500gm cans $46.45

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