Speedball Super Black India Ink contains shellac

Speedball has gotten back to me. The Super Black India Ink  is unfortunately not vegan, it contains shellac.

They checked my list, and the information about all the other products is still valid.

Here is the up-to-date list of vegan-friendly Speedball products:

  • all products of the drawing & lettering lines(Super Pigmented Acrylic Drawing and Calligraphy Ink, Nibs, Pen Cleaner, Pen Holders -they have an oblique pen nib holder and offer also calligraphy products for left-handed people and a cartooning pen set; the Speedball Textbook, Elegant Writer, Calligraphy Fountain Pens and ink cartridges)
  • Following Block and Screen Printing Products:                                               
  • water-soluble block printing ink
  • water-soluble block printing ink pearlescent base
  • water-soluble block printing ink retarder
  • water-soluble block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble block printing ink transparent extender base
  • fabric block printing ink
  • fabric block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble screen printing ink
  • acrylic screen printing ink
  • professional acrylic screen printing ink
  • fabric screen printing ink
  • opaque fabric screen printing ink
  • water-soluble transparent extender base (screen printing)
  • acrylic extender base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic transparent base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic screen retarder base
  • Professional Relief Inks
  • Glazes (Ceramics Products)

Compendium

Source: Mail contact

Speedball Super Black India Ink might no longer be vegan

the Speedball Super Black India Ink might not be vegan any longer.

Thank you Emily, for pointing this out to me.

Back in September 2017, I received the information from Speedball that all drawing and lettering products didn’t contain animal ingredients/byproducts.

Unfortunately, Emily discovered shellac being listed on the label of the Super Black India Ink she purchased.

I have contacted Speedball and have taken the ink of my list until I have further information.

A Speedball product update will follow as soon as I hear back from the company.

Here is my information sheet I attached in my mail to them: Criteria cruelty-free and vegan April2018


Dear Emily, I am very sorry to hear this happened to you. I did write you a mail, but unfortunately my computer froze everything, when I hit send and crashed. I tried for 10 minutes to get back in, but it is useless. I write this on a borrowed device and hope you are able to find my reply to your mail here. I did not forget about you. This bugs me too,  I was really happy to have found a non-acrylic drawing ink. I attached my information sheet to my inquiry, which also includes a list with animal ingredients. It is possible, the person replying did not know shellac is of animal origin. – Again, I am very sorry this happened to you. 

 

C.Kreul additional products

Vegan-friendly products by C.Kreul newly added to my list are:

  • Solo Goya Tempera Gouache
  • Solo Goya Pouring Liquid
  • Solo Goya Aqua Paint Marker

-Information about more products to come in the new year-

Here my C.Kreul product list:

  • Javana fabric paints
  • Javana Textil Potch
  • Javana texi mäx glitter, opak and sunny
  • Javana Phantom Pen
  • Javana Laundry Marker
  • Kreul Textil Liner
  • Hobby Line Acrylic Gloss, Satin and Matt Varnish
  • Hobby Line Art Potch (Varnish & Glue)
  • Hobby Line Foto Transfer Potch
  • Hobby Line Gemstone Glue
  • Solo Goya Glossy Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
  • Solo Goya Matt Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
  • Solo Goya Fixative
  • Solo Goya Acrylic Paints
  • Solo Goya Art Acryl Basic
  • Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Paint Marker
  • Solo Goya Tempera Gouache
  • Solo Goya Pouring Liquid
  • Solo Goya Aqua Paint Marker
  • Kreul Pic Tixx Pens, with the exception of Pic Tixx Candle Pens, those are vegetarian-friendly

PAPER:

  • Kreul Paper Water Color
  • Kreul Paper Mixed Media
  • Kreul Paper Sketching
  • Solo Goya Paper Sketching
  • Solo Goya Paper Water Color
  • Solo Goya Paper Oil Color
  • Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Pad

CANVAS

  • Kreul Canvas Board
  • Kreul Stretched Canvas
  • Solo Goya Stretched Canvas Basic Line
  • Solo Goya Stretched Canvas Premium Line

And Following products are vegetarian friendly:

  • Kreul Pic Tixx Candle pens
  • Chalky chalk paint
  • Solo Goya Triton Acylic Paints (several colours are only vegetarian-friendly)

Source: Mail contact

Faber-Castell’s ink and broadpen

The broadpen,Faber-Castell ink and their synthetic brush range are  products newly added to my Faber-Castell list of vegan-friendly products.

  • broadpen: document proof, 0,8mm line width, 12 available shades; lovely for writing – my favourites are turquoise, blue and black
  • synthetic brushes
  • Faber-Castell ink : available in four colours: black, blue, pink and turqoise; the shades blue and pink are erasable; black and turquoise cannot be erased; the ink is not document proof; (the waterproof and lightfast alternative by Faber-Castell are the Graf von Faber-Castell inks)

Here is the list of vegan-friendly products by Faber-Castell:

  • Gelatos
  • Polychromos coloured pencils
  • Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils
  • regular erasers, kneadable erasers, pencil erasers
  • all Pitt Artist products
  • Pitt Artist pen and brush pen
  • Pitt calligraphy pen
  • Pitt Artist pen metallic
  • Pitt Artist pen sanguine /Rötel Pitt Artist
  • black lead / graphite pencils/Bleistifte
  • graphite aquarelle pencils
  • Art Grip aquarelle pencils
  • Pitt Pastel Pencils
  • jumbo lead pencils
  • mechanical pencils
  • mechanical pencil refills; coloured and lead ones
  • Pastel crayon Polychromos
  • paper wiper Estompe
  • soft pastels
  • oil pastel crayons
  • foldable watercup
  • Charcoal  natural Pitt/ Zeichenkohle
  • sharpener
  • Pitt Monochrome
  • Ecco Pigment
  • Grip lead pencils and mechanical pencils
  • Grip Textmarker & Textliner
  • Multimark Marker
  • Art & Graphic Water Brush
  • Graf von Faber-Castell inks
  • Goldfaber Coloured Pencils
  • Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
  • Oil Colours (Creative Studio)
  • Broadpen
  • synthetic brushes
  • Faber-Castell ink

All Faber-Castell coloured pencil ranges are vegan-friendly.

Find Faber-Castell in the compendium.

Source: Mail contact

 

Derwent update

Thank you to eagle-eyed reader Isabella, for pointing out that more colours in both the Academy Colouring and Watercolour range are no longer vegan-friendly.  Derwent now provides information in their colour charts about products being vegan-friendly or not.

Derwent doesn’t carry out animal testing, but also can’t confirm whether all of the raw material is free of animal testing.

Derwent Products free of animal derivatives :

  • All Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • All Derwent Inktense
  • All Derwent Graphitint pencils
  • All Derwent Aquatone
  • All Derwent Metallics
  • All Derwent Graphitone
  • All Derwent Pastel Pencils and Pastel blocks
  • All Derwent Charcoal Pencils and Charcoal XL Blocks
  • All Derwent Graphite Blocks and Graphite XL Blocks
  • Derwent Graphic Pencils B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H

 

Derwent Ranges that are only partially free of animal derivatives:

Source: Mail contact; Derwent website

 

 

 

new inquiries sent out

I wrote to following companies :

  • Prima Marketing (2nd attempt) about their status and watercolours
  • Faber-Castell about there inks and new synthetic brushes; the Graf von Faber-Castell inks  are vegan-friendly.
  • C.Kreul; you can find a list of already verified vegan-friendly products in the compendium or here.

Inquiries sent out – pastels special

Today I wrote to companies that offer pastels.            A big thank you to Peter for providing me with a list of manufacturers and information about their products, he gathered. Of the six companies, I only knew one, Art Spectrum, who didn’t react to my first  mail back in March. Let’s see whether they will reply this time.

Here are the six companies and the products I asked them about:

  • Unison Colour Ltd – soft pastels
  • Uart – sanded pastel paper, mounted boards
  • Art Spectrum – soft pastels, Aqua Brush, Colourfix, Artist’s Gouache
  • Mount Vision Pastels – pastels, waterproof inks
  • Jackson’s  – square soft pastels, handmade soft pastels
  • Terry Ludwig Pastels – pastels

As to the other companies, nobody has replied so far. (only has been a couple of days so far)

 

 

new inquiries sent out to Clairefontaine, …

I am finally back at it.

I sent out inquiries today to:

  • Clairefontaine (thank you Frida and Christine for reminding me)
  • Creative Hands about Brustro Alcohol Marker (thank you Toshu; I hadn’t heard of this company before)
  • C.Kreul about Gouache, Oil Paints, Aquarelle Paints, Aqua Paint Marker, Spray Paint and the new Pouring Liquid.

C.Kreul is already in my compendium with a list of vegan-friendly products. And here was my latest entry about C.Kreul products.