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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.
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.
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.
Online orders from Derivan FAQ
We are a second-generation family business and have been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.
Where do we ship to?
Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]
What payment methods do you accept for online orders?
We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.
Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do your order over the phone.
How can I track my internet order
Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.
When will my order be dispatched?
For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.
Is your product Australian Made?
All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian ma de, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.