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Graphic arts auxiliaries


  • Colour: Black, opaque, satin and indelible once dry
  • Good lightfastness
  • Thinner: Water
  • Drying: Several dozen minutes depending on the dilution and the surface used
  • Cleaning the tools: With water before drying


  • Thinner: Not recommended
  • Drying: 30 seconds to around 5 minutes depending on the thickness deposited and the surface used
  • Cleaning the tools: With soapy water before drying
  • For fine lines, or with markers: once dry the film should be removed no later than a week after application


  • Consistency: mouldable paste


  • Transparent watercolour ink with a pearlescent effect
  • Drying: Several dozen minutes depending on the dilution and paper weight
  • Cleaning the tools: With water


  • Crystal Varnish
  • Surfine Gouache Varnish
  • Satin water-based gouache varnish
  • Solvent-based anti-UV varnish

Varnishes protect illustrations in ink or gouache against friction, moisture and ultra-violet. They also change the intensity and depth of colour, and unify the differences in brightness.
When the colour is applied thickly, it is advisable to wait 1-2 weeks before varnishing work.

  • Acrylic varnish: Non-yellowing, transparent and satin
  • Drying: Away from dust, around 2 to 3 hours depending on the thickness and the temperature




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