Dye is a substance used to create a reflective layer on a carrier. It consists of three parts: pigments or powdered colourants, a binder that hardens when it dries and a thinner of the binder that evaporates.
Screen printing, a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.
Lithography, whereby the ink is applied on elevated parts of a woodcut or a linocut.
For the intaglio technique (etching) and planography (lithography)
good functioning binders haven’t been found yet. With exception of photopolymeer printing – a graphic technique whereby a light-sensitive plastic is turned into a printing plate using UV-light.
NADES is the abbreviation of NAtural Deep Eutectic Solvents. These are natural solvents in which colourants possibly solve well. NADES are created from a combination of two or more organic substances, which individually are solid (at room temperature), but fluid when mixed together.
Mordants are agents to improve adhesion and photostability of dyestuffs. Most mordants consist of heavy metals. With the painting plants project we are looking for natural mordants; mordants of a natural origin.