Gamblin Relief Ink - Gamblin Printmaking Inks are made with the same respect for traditional materials that have made Gamblin Artist Oil Colors the choice for many of Americas finest painters. Artist quality printing inks and artist grade oil colors share many characteristics, such as strong pigmentation and the highest quality binders. Only the finest quality Burnt Plate Oil and lightfast pigments are used to make these inks. This simple formula is what leads to permanence.
Our inks are hand crafted in small batches in our Portland, Oregon factory. Printmakers can count on a high pigment load and rich saturated colors in their prints. Gamblin Inks print with unparalleled intensity and sensitivity to printmakers most finely detailed marks.
Gamblin Relief Inks are formulated for all relief techniques, including woodblock, linocut, monotype, and Solarplate. They contain the right amount of stiffness and tack to hold fine detail yet spread evenly on the block or plate. The palette of ten colors is designed to give artists intense pure pigmented colors straight from the jar, along with a wide range of color mixing capabilities.
Monotype printmaking, the most painterly of printmaking techniques, is very popular. While most painters and printmakers working in this process learn how to make any kind of ink work, the viscosity of Gamblin Relief Inks makes them ideal for monotype printing processes. Gamblin Relief Inks are all bound in the highest quality Burnt Plate Oil.