whats a good ink

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  1. Lee180

    Lee180 New Member

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    Heidelberg Saphira
     
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    I always had trouble with soy inks, they don't repel water well and after a few thousand impressions they break down after the heat/friction exchange between the ink rollers. I REALLY don't care for vegetable based inks, it doesn't mill well. I still say only Europeans know how to craft ink the old fashion way. I'm partial to oil based, but most of the rubber based are good too. We are using Zipset which is made in Japan, it's ok, I still prefer European inks. You can't beat Gibbon's, a carbon based ink made in the UK. They make the most beautiful black ink on Earth, the density and luster is seconded to none, very durable, heat resistant, mills to a great shine on the rollers, dries well, the best black ink I ever used. For color, I like Van Son, a Dutch company though their inks seem a bit thick it's easy to doctor them up with varnish or tact reducer. Their pigments are really brilliant and stable. I never liked Gans, it's too tacky and too thin bodied, I was always afraid to add tack reducer even though it needed it. It was like printing with glue, the picking was awful.
     
  3. Levichard

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    I used water based ink . It is softer,thinner and provide high quality images. And the best think about it is Eco friendly.
     
  4. Levichard

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    I used water based ink . It is softer,thinner and provide high quality images. And the best think about it is Eco friendly.
     

  5. Abbey Bilandzic

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    I used Platinum's famous permanent waterproof ink. Platinum Carbon Ink is pigmented ink suitable for fountain pens - for documents, drawings (including line and wash) and general-purpose use.
     
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