3990 Lascaux Tusche Set (set of 6 x 85ml bottles)

Containing one 85ml bottle each of: 18020 Lascaux Tusche Wash, 18021 Lascaux Tusche Wash/Spray, 18022 Lascaux Tusche Waterproof, 18023 Lascaux Tusche Water-soluble, 18024 Lascaux Tusche Soft Ground and 18040 Lascaux Tusche Diluting Liquid
Lascaux Tusche Set contains one 85ml bottle each of:
18020 Lascaux Tusche Wash
18021 Lascaux Tusche Wash/Spray
18022 Lascaux Tusche Waterproof
18023 Lascaux Tusche Water-soluble
18024 Lascaux Tusche Soft Ground
18040 Lascaux Tusche Diluting Liquid 

Lascaux Tusches are a unique range of innovative ready-to-use water-soluble painting materials specially designed for creating positives for light-sensitive printmaking processes. The positives can be used with water-based screenprinting, acrylic-resist etching, solar plate printing and traditional printmaking methods. The tusche marks will ultimately print.

Properties and Applications

The ready-to-use tusches are for making opaque autographic (hand made) marks on printmaking positives. Images can be painted on smooth PVC sheet or grained substrates. The tusches can also be used to enhance and alter images on photographic, digital or photocopied positives. Some substrates may have greasy surfaces, causing the tusche to be
repelled. These substrates can be degreased easily with a household detergent prior to use.

Each tusche has its own distinctive performance and all have excellent handling qualities. Their characteristics vary from fluid, fast-drying and waterproof to viscous, slow-drying and re-wettable. The tusches offer a wide variety of mark-making possibilities, including delicate drawings, painted marks, lithographic-type washes, sugar-lift effects, soft-ground effects, airbrushed marks, application by roller, offsetting and pattern making. The tusches are coloured for easy identification and may be intermingled within an image. Lascaux Tusches can be used directly from the bottle or diluted (in the palette or on the substrate) with Lascaux Tusche diluting liquid, water or tannin mixtures. Painted washes should be allowed to dry undisturbed.


Lascaux Tusches should be cleaned from brushes, tools, and surfaces with warm soapy water before it dries. Dry tusche
can be removed with household cleaners. A non-scratch bath-cleaning pad makes removal easier.

Recommended Substrate:
Pentaclear (gloss clear) rigid PVC sheet 700 x 1000cm, 240 microns ADP. Unit B, Evelyn Street, London SE8 5DL, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7231 9668, Fax: +44 (0)20 7231 5494


© Robert Adam and Carol Robertson “Screenprinting - the complete water-based system”, Thames & Hudson, London,

Lascaux Water-Based Screenprinting

The water-based screenprinting method and the acrylic-resist etching system are the modern options – safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly, as well as quick to learn and accessible to all.

For an information sheet on Lascaux Water-based Screen Printing click here to download the PDF file.

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