Vanson Infinity Ink- Acrylic

I have never used this ink. I have only ever used oil and rubber. Thoughts?

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I echo ScottMc.

Just came across the Infinity Acrylic ink as well and have a hopeful curiosity that it might actually somehow clean up with water (like acrylic artists paints). Probably I’m just dreaming. Anyone?

Why on earth would you want water near your press?

No, acrylic ink does not clean up with water.
I used some of the Infinity inks until my supplier discontinued them and still use the black as any everyday ink. They perform pretty much like rubber base, but are glossier and actually dry, something rubber base never quite does. And like any non-skinning ink, as they age they thicken in the can until the are unuseable.

I happen to really like these inks, but they are (correct me if I’m wrong) only available in 5 LB cans. If it was available in a smaller amount, I’d consider it as the every-day ink at the shop and buy a wide color range.
I think they perform really well right out of the can and have some nice finish qualities to them, quite good rub resistance, and lots of fade resistance/lightfastness (according to my tests).
The one thing is that it’s a different vehicle- so like rubber based, it takes a different tack reducer and has to be modified and used with it’s own clear base, etc., so if you get this ink, you are using it with it’s own system.

Intermixing linseed-oil based inks and using the thinners/additives/modifiers associated with oil based inks is apparently not advised.

It still cleans up with california wash and the same detergents I use with my other inks though.

According to Van Son’s website, Infinity acrylic ink is available in 2.2-lb. (1 kilo) cans in the Pantone basic colors and a few other colors; black is also available in 1-lb. and 5-lb. cans.

You want to be sure you can use the whole can reasonably quickly (within a year or so) since, as noted by Parallel Imp, the entire can will gradually thicken and set up (much more quickly than rubber base seems to). Some years ago I tried this ink for offset printing and was pleased with it, but when most of a can became uselessly hard after a couple years, I gave up on it and stuck with tried-and-true oil base inks.