This easy-to-use additive is compatible with any Cranfield or Caligo oil-based printmaking ink and, because it’s been formulated with a similar viscosity to most oil-based printmaking inks, the Printmakers’ Wax Drier paste can be mixed with ease into an ink on the slab with a pallet knife.
Packed in 75 ml tubes, add the wax drier to noticeably increase the speed of ink drying. In addition, the presence of a blended wax compound means that the finished print is more resistant to rubbing and marking over the longer term. The blend of driers is balanced to encourage surface drying of the printed ink film during initial ‘setting’, and the ‘through drying’ of the ink over the longer term.
Mix up to 3% paste into the ink on a slab with a pallet kife. This medium will reduce drying time and improve mark and rub resistance of the dried print surface. Test suitablily prior to using on large scale, multicolour or reduction prints.