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Caligo Inks and Modifiers

If you are looking for a fine art printing ink that has the quality and consistency of an oil based but is easy to clean like a water based; then Caligo inks are a great choice for you! No solvents needed for these oil based printing inks as they can be washed with just soap and water. The Caligo Safe Wash Inks are available in etching or relief printing varieties and you can choose from a range of colours in either 250ml tubs or 75ml tubes to suit your needs.

These non-toxic printing inks have been tested and approved with the AP seal from ACMI (Arts & Creative Materials Institute) and are safe to use. Caligo is conscious of being environmentally friendly and makes sure that the pigments are free of toxic metal ingredients such as chrome or lead. The Caligo inks are made with a vegetable oil derived from flax and can be washed with just soap and water, so you can avoid harmful solvents in your printmaking process and get the best of both worlds for your artwork.

Caligo is a family owned independent business that has been running for over 30 years and uses it's knowledge and experience to create the Caligo inks from the light fast dry pigments all the way to the finished product. Their factory based in Wales uses a combination of traditional methods and contemporary technologies to produce the fantastic Caligo safe wash inks and other printmaking products that are supplied across the globe.

Caligo Safe Wash Inks

The Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks are suitable for all intaglio printing and do not contain driers, where as the Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks are suitable for a range of relief printing techniques including block printing and linocut and have less than 1% driers. As the Caligo inks are both oil based you can still use many modifiers as you would with traditional inks. To achieve a quicker drying rate Caligo suggest adding a little cobalt or manganese driers or use the Caligo Safe Wash Oil to thin your ink.

As part of the range of Caligo ink colours at Pegasus Art we offer the 3 process (primary) colours of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, alongside blacks and white inks and a range of alternative colours for your printmaking.

Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks - 250gm Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks - 250gm
£12.96
£12.36
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Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks 250gm PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY if not in stock Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks are an Oil Based Ink you can wash up with just soap and water. Caligo Safe Wash ETCHING INKS are oil-based but they can be washed away safely with liquid hand soap and water. You dont need solvents to clean up these inks. They are suitable for all types of intaglio printing fo…
Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks - 75ml Tubes Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks - 75ml Tubes
£7.92
£7.35
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Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Etching Inks are an Oil Based Ink you can wash up with just soap and water. PLEASE ALLOW 7 - 10 DAYS DELIVERY if not in stock Caligo Safe Wash ETCHING INKS are oil-based but they can be washed away safely with liquid hand soap and water. You dont need solvents to clean up these inks. They are suitable for all types of intaglio printing for example, etching, aquatint, line e…
Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks - 250gm Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks - 250gm
£12.36
£11.88
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Caligo Safe Wash Inks 250gm Size 19 Colours Plus Extender PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY if out of stock Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks are vegetable oil based printing inks that can be cleaned up esily and safely with soap and water. Caligo Safe Wash RELIEF INKS can be washed away safely with liquid hand soap and water. You dont need solvents to clean up these inks. The Safe Wash Relief…
Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks - 75ml Tubes Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks - 75ml Tubes
£7.56
£6.95
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Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks - Oil Based & Washable  75ml Size 18 Colours plus an extender PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY if out of stock Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks are vegetable oil based printing inks that can be cleaned up easily and safely with soap and water. Caligo Safe Wash RELIEF INKS can be washed away safely with liquid hand soap and water. You don't need solvents to clean…
Caligo Safe Wash Etching Extender 1 Kilo Caligo Safe Wash Etching Extender 1 Kilo
£41.50
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Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Extender 1 Kilo gm WTC 83840 Transparent, PW18 (C.I 77220) Calcium carbonate Inorganic | Synthetic Drying time: Average PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY IF SHOWING OUT OF STOCK Caligo Safe Wash Extender is an ink just like all the colours in the range it is simply made with a transparent pigment. Add to your ink to increase transparency and reduce the stre…
Caligo Safe Wash Etching Extender 500gm Caligo Safe Wash Etching Extender 500gm
£21.95
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Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink Extender 500gm WTC 83840 Transparent, PW18 (C.I 77220) Calcium carbonate Inorganic | Synthetic,  Drying time: Average PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY IF SHOWING OUT OF STOCK Caligo Safe Wash Extender is an ink just like all the colours in the range it is simply made with a transparent pigment. Add to your ink to increase transparency and reduce the streng…
Caligo Safe Wash Oil 250ml - Printmaking Ink Modifier Caligo Safe Wash Oil 250ml - Printmaking Ink Modifier
£9.36
1 in stock
Caligo Safe Wash Oil to thin Caligo Ink PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY if out of stock This is the only special modifier you will need to use with Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks or Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks. Caligo Safe Wash Oil is a washable oil that you can add to any ink from the Safe Wash range when you need to thin your ink a little. Its made with polymerised linseed oil and like the i…
Caligo Safewash Relief Extender 1 Kilo Caligo Safewash Relief Extender 1 Kilo
£38.50
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Safe Wash Relief Extender 1 Kilo (largest size available) Transparent PW 18 Calcium Carbonate Inorganic Synthetic Transparent Extender — Use this product to control the color strength of Caligo Safe Wash relief Inks. PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY if out of stock Caligo Inks Caligo Inks - Safe Wash Relief Inks are vegetable oil based printing inks that can be cleaned up esily and safely with…
Caligo Wiping Compound-Tack Reducer 150ml- Printmaking Ink Modifier Caligo Wiping Compound-Tack Reducer 150ml- Printmaking Ink Modifier
£10.56
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Caligo Wiping Compound, tack reducer for Caligo Ink Materials for printmaking PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY if out of stock Use Caligo Wiping Compound/Tack Reducer to make wiping easier, reduce tack and improve ink transfer on difficult papers Instructions: Add a little Caligo Wiping Compound to your ink when you need to make it easier to wipe or reduce tack of your Caligo Ink. This wiping c…

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