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Charbonnel Etching Ink – Choose & Buy
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Charbonnel Etching Ink – Choose & Buy

Charbonnel Etching Ink

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The TOP choice of the most demanding printmakers, CHARBONNEL inks feature pigments chosen for their vibrancy, low acidity, and exceptional lightfastness.

Blended with TOP-quality oils and finely milled.

Their inks have ensured trouble-free printings and lasting works of art since 1862 and will continue to do so. They’re excellent for all forms of intaglio, lithography, and monotype.

Please note that these are not Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks, of which we will write in another post.



Not all blacks are the same.

Confused? If you have never tried printing techniques you may not understand this part, but the truth is that the results are completely different among the various references available.

Here you can find them with a direct link to a great online store —–» just click on the desired amount (ml)

Black F66 — A medium density, warm black, formulated with Ivory Black and Carbon Black, but without the Prussian Blue that is used in several other formulas. It wipes easily. – 200ml

Black Luxe — A free-flowing, lower density bluish black, formulated with Ivory Black, Carbon Black, and Prussian Blue. – 200ml

Black RSR — Charbonnel’s Black RSR is an opaque, concentrated black formulated with Carbon Black, and is thus very neutral. It penetrates deeply and wipes easily. – 200ml

Black, Universal — Charbonnel’s Universal Black (#55981) has a medium density and is easy to wipe. – 60ml | 200ml| 800ml 

Black, Very Dense — Charbonnel’s Very Dense Black (#55985) is highly viscous and difficult to wipe. A deep bluish black, it is formulated with Carbon Black, Ivory Black, and Prussian Blue. Use it to reinforce other blacks. – 200ml| 800ml 

Soft Black — Charbonnel’s Soft Black is less dense and wipes easily. It is a muted black, almost gray, for creating tones with other colors. – 60ml200ml

Carbon Black60ml

Here you can find all the references for color Etching Inks with a direct link to a great online store, just click on the desired amount (ml).

If you are in Europe, see what Jackson’s Art Supplies have to offer! 😉

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  • Donald Furst February 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    My favorite is Solferino Violet. This distinctive warm violet is an elusive hue not achievable by mixing other colors. The name itself rolls off the tongue and evokes poetic moods befitting the lush color.

    • TOP Team February 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Very beautiful comment! We can see that you know what you’re talking about.
      Keep visiting and, if you have something to add in any post, please comment.
      Thank you for your visit. We hope to see you around here often. 😉

    • Marina Terauds February 13, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Sepia Raw is the best!

      • TOP Team February 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

        All of them are TOP, but yes … Sepia Raw it’s special! 😉
        Thanks for your comment.

    • Jonathan Dearborn February 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Orient Blue would be a personal favorite. Honestly, many of your colors are extremely attractive, for several reasons.

      • TOP Team February 15, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        Once printed they are even more beautiful! 😉
        Thank you for your comment

  • Hanuman Kambli February 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I love inks product from you.

    • TOP Team February 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      The products are not ours … this post was about this brand that we consider magnificent!
      We will soon be posting on other brands as well.
      We disclose what we think is the best quality and deserves to be shown and described, we do not represent any brand.
      Thanks for your comment and visit.

  • Barbara Disney February 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    solferino violet has magic transformative qualities

    • TOP Team February 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      We love that reference too! 🙂
      Many thanks for your visit and comment.

  • Therese Gabriel Wilkins February 12, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I love raw sienna it reminds me of the earth and age.

    • TOP Team February 12, 2018 at 10:49 pm

      Raw Sienna is one of our favorites as well. Good choice!
      Thanks for visiting and come back soon. 😉

  • Ramón Durán February 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Yo me dedico al grabado, tengo mi taller de arte gráfico, quiero solicitar un pedido de varios colores

    • TOP Team February 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Hola Ramón. Gracias por la visita!
      Para ser dirigido a una buena tienda donde se puede hacer el pedido, sólo tienes que hacer clic en los enlaces que están situados encima de las referencias (60ml, 200ml, etc.).
      Buenas impresiones! 😉

  • Rebecca Shnay Cowan February 13, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Red ochre is my favorite. A beautiful warm and rich tone that adds depth anything organic.

    • TOP Team February 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Beautiful choice! We love Red Ochre!! 🙂
      Thanks for your visit

  • Moata February 13, 2018 at 9:43 am

    My favourite is the Orient Blue. It has both depth and lightness through association and never fails to lift my spirits.

    • TOP Team February 13, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      A great choice! Thank you for sharing it with us.
      Soon we will write about other inks and materials … we are counting on your opinion! 😉

  • Tatiana Carneiro dos Reis February 13, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    My vote is for Sanguine. It is intense, remarkable. My work gained personality when I started using it.

    • TOP Team February 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It is a beautiful choice.

  • Lanfranco Lanari February 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    The favorite is Orient Blue, I know the high quality of the products Charbonnel

    • TOP Team February 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you for your comment. This brand really is TOP and who works with it knows what we’re talking about. 😉

  • Edith Gonzalez February 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Esmerald green ,OT 529, para mis barnices blandos, es mágico, hipnótico.

    • TOP Team February 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Gracias Edith. Es una opción hermosa sin duda! 😉

  • Ken Gross February 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Colored Sepia. Hands down. If I could, I would bathe in it…creamy and smooth, working with this ink is like a facial treatment at fine spa. Luscious like a yummy Belgian chocolate. Rich in color, easy to work with, and sumptuous to the eye.

    • TOP Team February 21, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      What a beautiful comment! Thank you very much.
      Curious, you’re not the first one who tells me that the printing ink is appetizing and makes you want to eat it!
      Bathing is a novelty. 😉

  • Carol Meis Ellington February 23, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Does your ink have problems with a skin over the top of them like a lot of inks do which contributes to a lot of wasted ink???

    • TOP Team February 23, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Hello Carol, Thanks for the visit!
      Are you talking about that top layer of the cans that are drying up?
      There are different techniques for not letting this happen, such as using a paper on top of the ink (in contact with it) to prevent it from being in contact with the air for a long time.


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