Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink


  • Eco-Friendly: Cleans with just soap and water.
  • Archival Quality: Finely ground pigments for vibrant results.
  • Versatile: Suitable for all intaglio techniques.
  • Rich Colors: Wide range of intense shades.
  • Traditional Feel: Oil-based ink with easy cleanup.


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H GreggH Gregg
12:11 08 Apr 24
Excellent service - prompt dispatch and delivery. Goods arrived well packed in eco-friendly packaging. Rapid response to contact, highly recommended.
Mark JacobsMark Jacobs
10:46 22 Nov 23
great products with good pricing and excellent customer service
Joseph BellJoseph Bell
11:21 16 Sep 23
I've been wanting to have a go at screen printing for a while and this little starter kit was perfect. Good price and quick delivery - thank you.
Kathrina WainstokKathrina Wainstok
07:33 14 Sep 23
Bought some lino printing bits from here. Perfectly packaged, arrived undamaged, prompt and actually helped with some advice on some new techniques. The more specialist tools really made a difference to my work.
Jordan LewisJordan Lewis
14:01 13 Sep 23
Loved my lino printing kit, good quality quick delivery
Steve BaileySteve Bailey
14:01 13 Sep 23
Amazing lino printing ink ! Great customer service !
Martin PageMartin Page
19:46 10 Jul 23
A great selection of products, quick delivery and high quality. Ordered some lino cutting blades and a set of watercolour paints. Will definitely be ordering again.
22:09 20 Jul 18
Awesome work, highly recommend!


Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink

Unleash the artist within with Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks, meticulously crafted for both professional and amateur etchers. Available in a wide range of rich, vibrant colours and versatile sizes, these inks are perfect for every project and print edition.

Sizes Available:

  • 75ml Tube
  • 150ml Tube
  • 250ml Tin
  • 500ml Tin
  • 300g Cartridge
  • 1kg Tin

Colour Palette:

  • Carbon Black
  • Brown Black
  • Blue Black
  • Cyan Process Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Sepia
  • Phthalo Green
  • Naphthol Red
  • Magenta Process Red
  • Rubine Red
  • Carbazole Violet
  • Opaque White
  • Extender
  • Arylide Process Yellow
  • Dairylide Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre

Key Features:

  • Premium Quality: Each pigment is finely ground into the purest oil base to deliver archival results, ensuring your prints remain vibrant and true to colour for generations.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Designed with your health and comfort in mind, Caligo inks can be safely washed away with just soap and water, negating the need for harsh solvents. This makes the clean-up process both safer and more cost-effective.
  • Versatile Application: Whether you’re working with etching, aquatint, line engraving, or mezzotint, these oil-based inks provide the traditional richness and depth of classic printmaking techniques while offering an easy wash-up alternative.
  • High Colour Intensity: Every shade is crafted to provide deep and lasting colour intensity, which, when combined with an unrivalled ability to cleanly wipe from the plate, makes Caligo inks the choice for artists who demand the best from their materials.

Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Printing Ink Set x6

Explore the creative possibilities of intaglio printing with the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Printing Ink Set. This meticulously assembled collection caters to both amateur and professional printmakers, offering a comprehensive palette of six vibrant colours:

  • Black
  • Process Blue (Cyan)
  • Process Red (Magenta)
  • Opaque White
  • Transparent Extender
  • Process Yellow

Each set contains six 75ml tubes of premium, oil-based inks. These inks stand apart for their ease of use and environmental safety. Unlike traditional etching inks, the Cranfield Caligo inks can be washed away safely using just liquid hand soap and water, eliminating the need for harsh solvents during cleanup.

The inks are designed for all types of intaglio printing, including etching, aquatint, and line engraving. They are crafted using high-quality pigments, ensuring not only brilliant, vivid colours but also exceptional lightfastness and permanence. This ensures that your prints maintain their depth and intensity over time.

Furthermore, these inks carry the AP approved mark, affirming that they are non-toxic and solvent-free, making them a superb choice for artists who prioritise safety without compromising on quality.

Whether you’re delving into the nuances of fine art printmaking or experimenting with new techniques, the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Printing Ink Set provides the tools you need to express your artistic vision with confidence and sustainability.

Ideal for Etching Enthusiasts:

Etching is a demanding art form that requires precision and patience. Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks are designed to meet these needs by balancing exceptional colour quality with user-friendly properties. Enjoy the tactile pleasure of traditional oil-based inks without compromising on safety or convenience.

Dive into your next printmaking project with confidence, knowing that Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks provide both superior performance and responsible formulation. Perfect for educational settings, workshops, or home studios, these inks help you bring your artistic vision to life with clarity and vibrancy.

Choose Cranfield Caligo—where safety meets quality in the art of printmaking.

Additional information



– x6 Ink Colour Set, Carbon Black, Brown Black, Blue Black, Cyan Process Blue, Prussian Blue, Sepia, Phthalo Green, Naphthol Red, Magenta Process Red, Rubine Red, Carbazole Violet, Opaque White, Extender, Arylide Process Yellow, Dairylide Yellow, Yellow Ochre


75ml Tube, 150ml Tube, 250ml Tin, 500ml Tin, 300g Cartridge, 1kg Tin