Darken background

tdelewis

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I use flat black Rustolium like most to darken background, but I know some also use printers ink. I have searched and found that Speedball makes printers ink in small tubes. 1627138500138.png Is any one using this ink to darken background and is it durable?
 

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I have used Speedball Block Printers Ink for many years. Number 3550, Black Oil-Based Ink.
And as long as it is allowed to dry and not absolutely immersed in acetone and then hit with a metal brush, it is very durable.
There are different formula's of Speedball. The only one I recommend is #3550 Oil-Based.
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John is correct I have used the speedball ink for years. Just make sure it is the oil base version NOT water based
i have also rubbed in a lityle was into the ink at times
 

tdelewis

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The picture that I posted is 3450 oil based ink. It is not the same I guess. Perhaps the different number refers to the container size. Usually printers ink used in presses comes in large amounts in a can. When is saw this in a tube I thought it would be a much cleaner and neater way to store and use it. I think I will try the 3450 ink just to see what the outcome is.
 

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