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
All the colors may be intermixed to form
an endless array of colors for your use. As
colors are transparent they are also good
for creating color mixes through layering
Derivan Inks are washable in water making
cleanup quick and easy. Brushes, pens and airbrushes
clean easily in water however the nature of
Derivan Inks water resistant properties means
dried ink will need to be cleaned in Derivan
Ink Cleaner. Simply soak dirty equipment in
DerivanInk Cleaner then wash up in warm soapy
water to finish.
REMOVAL OF PAINT STAINS:
As Derivan Inks are an Artist Quality Acrylic
Ink, it is hard to remove from clothing when
dried. We advise to wash stains out using the
following methods as soon as detected.
WET STAINS: Place stained
area of garment under a tap of cold running
water, holding balance of garment above the
stain so that the color 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 coloring
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 color 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 & SAFETY:
Derivan Inks are a non-toxic water-based
acrylic ink containing water, pigment and acrylic.
Although it is certainly not made to be ingested,
it is safe for use by children.