I had been using the left over inks that I brought back from printmaking room before I graduated but now they are almost over and also getting dry. So I finally got a few colours on my own the other day, telling myself that I won't buy anything else this week! They are quite expensive!
The inks I got are water soluble ones. Although they are not as strong as the oil-based, real printmaking inks, I found them very easy to handle especially since I work in my room with butter knives and a cutting board. Now I am happily printing!
But I really miss the selection of colour paper in Japan. Even art shops in London don't have much variety in type nor colour!