In my opinion of about 20 years and through my MFA printmaking years, if
Dan Smith makes it, especially in the realms of watercolor or
printmaking, it is going to be good. And their service can not be beat.
Their prices are generally too high for me to use them for school
materials, but if you can, that's great.
The first truly professional quality water-soluble ink. We spent years
developing and testing various formulations before we came up with one
that in every respect meets our standards for excellence and consistency
from batch to batch. At last, you can enjoy the ease of printing with
water-based ink and get the superior print quality you thought you could
only get with oil-based inks.
* It's easy to clean up-- no toxic solvents necessary, just soap and
* It's great for use in schools and universities and ideal for those
with chemical sensitivities.
* The black is rich and extremely dark, with a neutral tone that's
neither cold or warm. It prints beautifully on a wide range of
papers, and dries to a beautiful satin finish.
* The open time, significantly longer than that of competing inks,
gives you time to do more unusual printing techniques such as
double roll-ups for greater saturation.
* You can apply a much thinner layer of ink than is customary for
water-soluble inks, eliminating over-inked prints and blurry
* Once it sets, our ink is not reactivated by water, a big plus for
artists doing chine collé, collage or card making.