Derivan Inks are artist quality inks that are highly pigmented, water-resistant, lightfast (will not fade) and non-clogging. Fully intermixable, these versatile inks can be applied with brush, technical drawing pen, calligraphy nibs and airbrush to paper, board, wood and fabric.
Derivan Inks have been formulated as a safe, non-toxic acrylic ink to be used in a variety of projects including calligraphy, painting, cardmaking and scrapbooking. Use straight from the bottle or thin with water, or Derivan Ink Extender.
Available in 36ml twist lid bottles, or economical 500ml bottles.
All the colours may be intermixed to form an endless array of colours for your use. As colours are transparent they are also good for creating colour mixes through layering techniques.
Derivan Inks are washable in water making clean-up quick and easy. Brushes, pens and airbrushes all clean easily in water, however the nature of Derivan Ink's water-resistant properties means dried ink will need to be cleaned in Derivan Ink Cleaner. Simply soak dirty equipment in Derivan Ink Cleaner then wash-up in warm soapy water to finish.
Like any high-quality ink, Derivan Ink it is hard to remove from clothing when dried. Use the following method to remove stains as soon as you find them:
Wet Stains: Place the stained area of the garment under a tap of cold running water, holding the garment above the stain so it does not spread. After removing the surplus ink, place wet garment on a towel and rub ordinary household soap into the stain working the heavily soaped wet cloth area between your fingers in a rolling action using the thumb and forefinger of each hand on either side of the stain. Do not rub the stain directly.
Wash the area under cold water and repeat procedure 2 or 3 times until all colouring is removed. Dry out wet garment by wrapping in a towel and twisting to remove excess moisture.
Dried Stains: Prepare a bucket or sink with lukewarm water, using plenty of household or laundry soap. Immerse the garment and let it soak for 15 minutes to wet out properly.
With the thumb and forefinger of each hand, slowly work the stain in a rolling action thereby releasing the ink and colour into the soapy water. Change the water as necessary and repeat washing action. DO NOT USE HOT WATER. Some stubborn stains may need to be soaked overnight. Other methods of cleaning will generally only act to drive the stain in deeper. Do not boil, dry clean or use chemical solvents or thinners. Do not iron over a stain. Do not machine wash. Keep stained garments separate from other washing.
Health and Safety
Derivan Inks are a non-toxic water-based formula containing water, pigment and acrylic. Although it is certainly not made to be ingested, it is safe for use with children. For further information please download the Safety Data Sheet.