Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink

7 customer reviews


  • See Caligo safe wash relief ink colour chart in second image for examples of colours available.
  • Primary Colour Multipack: Set of 6 x 75ml Caligo safe wash relief inks available
  • High-Quality Prints: Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks offer excellent color vibrancy and consistency
  • Safe & Non-Toxic: These inks are formulated with safe and non-toxic ingredients, this means no hazardous solvents are required for cleanup, promoting a healthier studio environment.
  • Easy to Clean: With their unique ‘safe wash’ formula, these relief inks can be effortlessly washed away with soap and water.
  • Versatility: Suitable for all types of relief printing, such as linocut, woodcut, and block printing.
  • Long-Lasting: Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks are known for their durability, both in the tube and on the print. This ensures that prints will not fade over time.
  • Check out our guide on inking lino blocks.

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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!


Introducing the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Collection, an exceptional line of premium inks that boasts the printing quality of oil-based inks while offering the simplicity and easy cleanup of water-based inks. This innovative combination makes these inks the ultimate choice for artists, printmakers, and creatives who demand exceptional performance without compromising convenience or safety. Watch the videos below for some tips about the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Collection.

Available Sizes:

  1. 75ml Relief Ink Tubes
  2. 150ml Relief Ink Tubes
  3. 250ml Relief Ink Tins
  4. 500ml Relief Ink Tins

Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Colours:

  1. Black
  2. Ultramarine Blue
  3. Prussian Blue
  4. Phthalo Blue
  5. Process Blue Cyan
  6. Raw Umber
  7. Burnt Umber
  8. Burnt Sienna Hue
  9. Phthalo Green
  10. Rubine Red
  11. Naphthol Red
  12. Process Red Magenta
  13. Carbazole Violet
  14. Opaque White
  15. Extender
  16. Arylide Yellow
  17. Light Orange
  18. Yellow Ochre
  19. Dairylide Yellow
  20. Process Yellow

Set of 6 x 75ml Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks

Discover the endless possibilities of printmaking with the Set of 6 x 75ml Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks. Designed for both amateurs and professionals, this set is an ideal starting point for those new to the Caligo range or relief printing as a whole.

What’s Inside:

Each set comprises six 75ml tubes of premium, oil-based inks in the following versatile colours:

  • Black: for rich, deep tones and outlines
  • Process Blue (Cyan): a vibrant, primary blue
  • Process Red (Magenta): a vivid, essential red
  • Opaque White: for lightening shades or standalone applications
  • Transparent Extender: for diluting colours without losing their vibrancy
  • Process Yellow: a bright and striking yellow

Eco-Friendly Packaging:

The entire set is housed in a recyclable cardboard package, aligning with our commitment to sustainability.

Mix and Match:

One of the standout features of this set is the ability to intermix the colours, allowing you to create a wide spectrum of shades and hues. Whether you’re aiming for pastel undertones or bold, striking contrasts, this set offers unparalleled flexibility.

Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Sizes

75ml Cranfield Ink Tubes: The Perfect Introduction

Our 75ml tubes offer an excellent starting point for those new to the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Collection or those who want a compact and convenient size for small-scale projects. The tubes’ portability allows artists to effortlessly explore a variety of colours without the need for a larger investment.

150ml Cranfield Ink Tubes: A Perfect Balance

Offering a harmonious balance between the smaller 75ml tubes and the more substantial tins, our 150ml tubes provide an excellent option for artists who need a bit more ink for their projects but still prefer the convenience and ease of use of a tube format.

250ml Cranfield Ink Tins: Ample Supply for Passionate Creators

For artists who require a more substantial amount of ink or are working on medium-sized projects, our 250ml tins provide a generous amount of product suitable for a wide range of applications. These tins cater to the needs of serious artists and printmakers who want to ensure they have an ample supply of their favourite colours.

The 250ml tins of Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink are a practical and efficient choice for artist print studios. With a generous amount of ink in each tin, these are perfect for printmakers who work on a larger scale or who share their studio space with fellow artists. The 250ml tins offer an extended supply of ink for those who require a more significant quantity for their projects, ensuring that print studios can deliver consistent results without the need for constant replenishment.

In addition to the ample amount of ink, the 250ml tins are designed with convenience in mind. The tins can be easily stored and organized, allowing artists to maintain a clean and efficient workspace. The wide range of colours available in this size ensures that print studios can cater to a diverse set of artistic requirements, facilitating creativity and experimentation.

500ml Cranfield Ink Tins: The Ultimate Choice for Large Projects

Our 500ml tins are designed for large projects or artists who frequently use a significant amount of ink in their work. This size ensures you have plenty of ink on hand for all your printing needs, allowing you to focus on your creative vision without worrying about running out of ink.

For artist print studios that demand the highest level of performance and efficiency, the 500ml tins of Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink are the ultimate solution. These large tins are designed to cater to high-volume printing needs, making them the ideal choice for busy print studios that require a substantial supply of ink to accommodate numerous artists or large-scale projects.

The 500ml tins not only offer a vast amount of ink but also provide a cost-effective option for print studios that regularly use significant quantities of ink. By investing in these larger tins, artist print studios can benefit from a lower cost per unit, ensuring they can maintain their artistic output without compromising on quality or breaking the budget.

Furthermore, the 500ml tins come in a variety of vibrant colours, allowing artist print studios to meet the diverse needs of their clientele and support an expansive range of creative visions. The Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink in 500ml tins will ensure that artist print studios can continue to produce exceptional work, combining quality, convenience, and value for money.

Explore the Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Collection today and experience a world of artistic possibilities with these exceptional inks. With a diverse selection of sizes and vibrant colours to choose from, there’s something for every artist in this versatile collection. Elevate your artistry to new heights as you enjoy the unparalleled quality, convenience, and safety of Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks.

Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Caligo safe wash relief ink take to dry?

Caligo safe wash relief ink typically takes about 24 hours to dry under normal room conditions. However, the exact drying time can vary depending on the thickness of the ink application, the absorbency of the paper, and the humidity and temperature of the room where the print is drying.

What is safe wash relief ink?

Safe wash relief ink is a type of printing ink designed for relief printing techniques, such as linocut or woodcut. It is formulated to be easily washable with soap and water, eliminating the need for harsh solvents for cleanup. This makes it safer and more environmentally friendly. Despite being water-washable, it remains oil-based, ensuring high-quality prints with a rich, vibrant colour that rivals traditional oil-based inks.

Can you use Caligo safe wash ink on fabric?

Caligo safe wash ink is primarily designed for paper and similar materials used in relief printing. It’s not formulated for fabric printing, and its durability on fabric, especially through washing, may not be reliable. For fabric printing, specially formulated fabric inks are recommended, as they are designed to bond with fabric fibres and withstand washing.

How can I make my relief ink dry faster?

To make your relief ink dry faster, consider the following tips:

  1. Use a thinner layer of ink: Thicker layers of ink take longer to dry. Applying the ink more sparingly can help it dry more quickly.
  2. Improve air circulation: Use a fan or improve ventilation in the room to help speed up drying.
  3. Control room conditions: Lower humidity and warmer temperatures can help ink dry faster. Consider using a dehumidifier or heater to create optimal drying conditions.
  4. Use a drying agent: Some inks can be mixed with drying agents or accelerators that increase the speed at which they dry. However, be cautious and follow manufacturer recommendations to avoid altering the ink’s properties.

What is Caligo extender?

Caligo extender is a product designed to be mixed with Caligo safe wash relief inks to modify their properties. Adding extender to the ink can increase its volume and transparency without diluting the ink’s consistency or strength. It’s particularly useful for creating lighter shades without compromising the quality of the print. Extenders do not affect the drying time of the ink significantly.

Can Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks be used on both damp and dry paper?

Yes, Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks are versatile and can be used effectively on both damp and dry paper. They are designed to deliver strong and crisp results regardless of the paper’s moisture level.

What makes the pigments in Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks stand out?

The pigments in Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks are notable for their beauty and quality. They are finely ground into the purest oil to ensure archival results. This meticulous process ensures vibrant, lasting colours that stand the test of time.

Are Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks archival quality?

Yes, due to the high-quality pigments and the pure oil used in their formulation, Caligo Safe Wash Relief inks are archival quality. This means prints made with these inks can last for many years without fading, making them suitable for artworks intended for preservation.

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Black, – x6 Ink Colour Set, Arylide Yellow, Burnt Sienna Hue, Burnt Umber, Carbazole Violet, Dairylide Yellow, Extender, Light Orange, Naphthol Red, Opaque White, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Process Blue Cyan, Process Red Magenta, Process Yellow, Prussian Blue, Raw Umber, Rubine Red, Ultramarine Blue, x6 Colour Set, Yellow Ochre


150ml Tube, 250ml Tin, 500ml Tin, 75ml Tube


7 reviews for Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink

  1. AlanW

    Good customer service – I was kept updated and given options when an item I ordered was temporarily out of stock; good personal service.
    Non-plastic materials were used for shipping.

  2. Bob

    Prompt and efficient service – Kept me informed which I think is most important.

  3. Angie Taylor

    Quick delivery of Cranfield ink – The package arrived quickly and well packaged.
    The website was easy to use

  4. Liz K

    Very prompt delivery of printing ink – The tubes of lino printing ink arrived promptly and they were well packaged. I’m a bit wary of using small companies to buy things online but I can vouch for the fact that Luke Hickman’s business is definitely bona fide and delivery was very efficient. A good price too.

  5. Scott Coubrough

    Good seller, and communicative abiut what was happening with my order. Will buy from Hickman again.

  6. Jeremy Aynsley

    Quick and friendly response with updates on the progress of the order.

  7. H Gregg

    Excellent service – goods arrived in perfect condition and promptly (much faster than I expected). Well packed in eco-friendly packaging. Friendly and very responsive.

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