For more fetching etchings – Cranfield Printmaking InksPrint from an etching plate

There’s something special about an etching. The natural indentation made in soft paper by the printing plate and the detail achievable by fine lines give a unique result that can be ‘delicious to the eye’.  Of course, using the right ink can enhance the very finest etchings. We offer a choice of two distinct formulations of etching ink.

Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink – Oil-based and washable – Artist quality etching inks for non-toxic printmaking


Traditional – A consistently reliable formulation – provides rich prints from all types of Intaglio plates


We here is a link to our ‘How To’ Guide to explain the method of the etching process written by Jenny Gunning.