Ink

Ink is a or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.

Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescers, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives control flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry.

Read more about Ink:  Types, History, Health and Environmental Aspects, Writing and Preservation, Production, Indelible Ink

Famous quotes containing the word ink:

    Paper is soft and ink is fluid; it might be better if some pages of this chronicle could be written on chips of granite at the point of steel.
    E. M. Almedingen (b. 1898–?)

    Traveling takes the ink out of one’s pen as well as the cash out of one’s purse.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The very ink in which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)