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ink fountain

the part of a printing press that stores ink and feeds it to the rollers.
Origin of ink fountain
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The solvent provides fluidity, which allows the ink to be transported from the ink fountain to the substrate.
  • Fills ink fountain and moves lever to adjust flow of ink.
  • The ink system consists of an ink fountain, a circulation pump, and a mix tank.
  • Control of solvent vapors around the ink fountain is desirable to avoid the danger of explosion.
  • Ink is applied to the plate cylinder from the ink fountain.

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