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Inks & Stuff

We’re really pleased to be able to offer you Van Son Rubber based Letterpress Ink as well as our own No.1 Printers Oil based inks. The rubber based Van Son is a mainstay of many a pressroom but depending on the board you want to print on and ultimately the cost we have introduced the Lyme bay Press No. 1. Priner’s Ink. This vegetable based ink dries much quicker than the Van Son rubber based, so don’t leave it on your press, but is much friendlier on the environment.  Both can be cleaned off the press using our water miscible press wash and give beautiful print results, we know, we use both.

Since we’ve been looking after the smaller printer we’ve noticed that you don’t want to buy your ink in 1Kg tubs, which is all that Van Son supply to us now, so we’ve taken the inks and had them placed in handy and much cheaper 100g tubes. We sell all of the Van Son range of Pantone rubber based ink in 100g tubes, to make it easy to mix your own colours, as well as our No.1. Printers inks.  If you head over to the store you will also find the Van Son Fluro inks and metallic ones too.

Ink in 100g Tubes

We’ve listened to you.. and we know that many of our printers don’t want to buy huge 1kg tins of our rubber based and oil based printing inks, so we’ve decided to pop them into tubes for you.  This means that your ink should last much longer in the tubes as the oil based in particular do have a tendency to skin. Our tubes hold 100g of your favourite inks. We have all of the rubber based and oil based on there now as well as the fluorescents and metallics. We even have a letterpress printed swatch of the Fluorescents, in case you wanted to see how they come out, if you would like one regardless, just get in touch and we’ll pop one in th epost, a similar thing for the other ranges will be made up soon too.

Click here to go over to our ink in tubes on the store..

Letterpress Ink in Tubes

Flourescent Inks

Fancy Seeing what the Fluorescent inks look like… well we’re popping one of these in for each Fluro order, or you can contact us if you’d like one before you buy.

Lyme bay Press Flourescent inks

Please know that the colours of the fluorescent inks on screen will not be as vibrant as the printed versions.. that’s monitors for you.