Jaquard's Resistad water-based gutta is a unique chemistry offers all the advantages of both permanent and removable resists plus more, without any of the disadvantages. This is what has made it the almost universally favored resist of silk painters all over the world.
Concentrated for maximum control. Resistad is offered by Jacquard in a "Medium Viscosity" formulation that should be thinned with water or liquid dye to the desired consistency for the method of application. The recommended ratio for hand pipetting is 1:1 Resistad to water, but the ratio may be adjusted to taste. This concentrated approach also gives artists better economy and is much less costly to ship.
Resistad is easily colored. Mix the resist with dye instead of water to create crisp coloured lines instead of white ones. Resistad makes for an excellent delivery system for silk paints and other dyes. This means artists can create an infinite palette of coloured guttas--clear, full strength, or pastel--all from a single concentrate, thus extending and liberating gutta creativity! Coloured Resistad resists just as well as non-coloured resist.
Resistad prints as well as any other printing paste, and holds fine detail extremely well. If it is heat set, it becomes so resistant to water that you can even brush colour over it. Heat setting activates the gutta's water repellent properties, transforming it from water miscible to water resistant. The degree of heat setting determines the resistivity of the Resistad to a large extent, though air-dried Resists resists reasonably well, too!