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High quality, water based Linoprint inks from Schmincke. They are easy to apply due to the optimum open times, and result in even, sharp prints with fast drying times (wipe resistant after approx 15 minutes).

Made with natural binders such as gum Arabic as well as organic/inorganic pigments, they offer maximum light fastness and excellent intensity (espcially the Black).

Due to its smooth consistency, Aqua Linoprint colours can easily be applied to many surfaces, such as paper, felt and cardboard. They are also suitable for wood engraving and printing with various materials.

All colours are intermixable, ready to use, and can be diluted with water. Printing blocks and other tools are easily cleaned with water.

Schmincke began at the end of the 19th Century, when the colour chemists Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke saw an opportunity to provide the artists of the day with a truly superior artists oil, and so set out to Italy where traditional studio painting was still taught, in search of the nearly forgotten resin oil formulations.
In 1881, at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, they secured the precision formulations of the Professor Cesare Mussini, a guardian of the old masters techniques, and on these formulations, the two founded their manufacturing establishment under the name H.Schmincke and Co.

In subsequent years, artists’ colours to suit all techniques were introduced, such as Josef Horadam’s patent watercolours of 1892. Through the entire 20th century, every generation of owner has lead the company to its current position as one of the worlds leading manufacturers of finest artists’ colour.