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:

    Who does not see that I have taken a road along which I shall go, without stopping and without effort, as long as there is ink and paper in the world? I cannot keep a record of my life by my actions; fortune places them too low. I keep it by my thoughts.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood.
    Eric Ambler (b. 1909)

    The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)