The Akua Starter Set from Speedball contains everything you need to get started with intaglio printing. Akua inks were developed by printmaker Susan Rostow; these soy-based inks offer vibrant colors and intense blacks. Ink does not skin-over in the jar or on the plate and cleans easily with water and soap. Make beautiful intaglio, etchings, monotypes, relief and collagraph prints. The set includes three 2oz intaglio Akua inks (Crimson Red, Hansa Yellow and Carbon Black), 1oz of Akua Liquid Pigment (Pthalo Blue), 2oz Akua Transparent Base, 1oz Blending Medium, and an instruction guide.