Mindhue Studio

Printmaking, conceptual and installation art

Phosphorescent Pigments

The project for 26 Études is slowly coming together, I’m starting the experimentation process for printing with phosphorescent (or glow-in-the-dark) pigments. The latex-based letterpress ink I used in this image was somewhat mediocre when applied to paper, so I’ll be trying No 3 plate oil next. The different concentrations — 5%, 10% and 20% by weight — did give me a good range of brightness. I may try 30% just to see how bright I can get it, although it might get a bit too gritty.