ink fountain

noun
the part of a printing press that stores ink and feeds it to the rollers.

Origin:
1870–75

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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
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