Some of you have asked about mixing inks, so I thought I would do a quick post to hopefully answer your questions!
I individually hand-mix inks for each of my prints. The only time I use ink straight from the tube is when I print in black. By only using primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and neutrals (black, brown, white) I’m able to mix any color I wish to achieve, as well as cut down on total ink dollars. I prefer to use Speedball Oil-Based Block Printing Ink because it’s permanent and waterproof. Some printmakers shy-away from using oil-based ink because they think it’s difficult to clean up and requires chemicals to clean all the tools involved. However, I have found that a little canola oil and a paper towel does the trick pretty nicely, no harsh chemicals needed!
Hope that helps!