Natural Block Printing Ink
Natural Block Printing Ink
Natural Block Printing Ink

Natural Block Printing Ink

550-Ink-100ml-Madder-PP

Regular price £9.50

100ml pot of natural plant dye printing ink, suitable for block printing and light screen printing.

Made in Stamford in the UK by Madder Cutch & Co, these are unique water-based ink prepared for printing. We stock the Madder Rose (red) and Empingham Woad (blue) as the most local colour options. Choose your option above.

These inks are part of our fantastic Block Printing Sewing Box - so if you are unsure about how to get started with this craft, we have curated a selection of materials to help.

They are colourfast at 30˚C and are ready to use for block printing or screenprinting onto light fabrics. You can mix them together to create your own colours. Madder Cutch & Co also operate a refill service for any empty tubs.

In order to heat set them, iron the print at 160˚C for 2-3 minutes.

Ethical and sustainable production:

Natural ingredients have been used to create these colours. They use a water-based formula meaning no solvents are required and emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds that are detrimental to health are reduced (if not entirely eliminated). The inks don't require any chemicals to clean - simply use water.

The plant dyes are locally sourced and champion beneficial plants and biodiversity.

To care for your product:

Though they are natural, please do not ingest them. Use responsibly with children and wash your hands after use. If any irritation occurs, seek advice from a medical professional.

It is best to store these tubs at cool temperatures and out of sunlight to protect the shelf life.

For a colourfast finish, you must heat set the ink (160˚C for 1-2 minutes). The colours are not fully lightfast, as is the case with many plant-based dyes, so it is advisable to keep the product you make out of direct strong light to maintain the quality.

To wash the finished printed textile, use cool temperatures and a detergent without optical whiteners e.g. eco detergent or soap nuts. Wash only after heat setting.

Ideal for:

Natural fabrics. Printing onto natural fabrics (for example cotton or silk) will produce a more vibrant hue. Coated fabrics and synthetic materials will not adequately absorb the ink and so should be avoided.

Wholesale:

Email us for wholesale pricing.

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