If you aren’t on either of their mailing lists, let us be the first to share the news: The beloved water-based printmaking ink company, Akua, is being acquired by Speedball. This means that these inks, which many artists claim as essential in setting up a non-toxic studio, will become more available and easier to find through Speedball’s larger distribution abilities.
Artist and Akua co-creator Susan Rostow says of the acquisition:
I believe this union is the right next step for Akua. After spending a lot of time with Speedball discussing our mutual goals, I know they share the same passion for providing artists and students with a wider range of high quality products for safer, traditional and contemporary printmaking. Speedball has an excellent facility and team of highly qualified professionals who will ensure the quality of Akua remains through the transition in manufacturing. I believe that Speedball is the perfect home for Akua and I am thrilled to see my baby placed in such good hands.