printing ink

noun
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:
1670–80

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Familiarity with printing ink and fountain solutions.
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