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printing ink

noun
1.
a type of ink that flows smoothly, dries quickly, and is of a consistency able to hold enough color to make printed matter legible: used to transfer the image on a press plate to the printing surface.
Origin of printing ink
1670-1680
1670-80
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  • As this printing ink is of a greasy nature, it will leave the roller only for the lines of the design, which remain quite dry.

  • Bronze blue affords a striking example of a printing ink of this character.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Always object to a parcel being put up in newspaper, as the printing ink will rub off and soil the article enclosed.

  • It also has the power of conveying many of its own good qualities to any printing ink with which it may be incorporated.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Substitute for lithographic stone; a firm, black, copying, printing ink; method for photographing in colors.

  • Air-drying can only be accomplished by adding to the printing ink a proportion of some suitable drier.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Impressions may be taken from the plates formed in this way, by means of printing ink and the copper-plate press.

  • The ink employed in this kind of printing, is similar in its composition to other kinds of printing ink.

  • I just moved the molecules of pigment in the printing ink and reassembled them in the opposite cards.

    Card Trick Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • Impressions may be taken from the plates formed in this way by means of printing ink and a copperplate press.

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