Printing ink
Printing Print"ing, n. The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic prints. [1913 Webster]

{Block printing}. See under {Block}.

{Printing frame} (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to light.

{Printing house}, a printing office.

{Printing ink}, ink used in printing books, newspapers, etc. It is composed of lampblack or ivory black mingled with linseed or nut oil, made thick by boiling and burning. Other ingredients are employed for the finer qualities. --Ure.

{Printing office}, a place where books, pamphlets, or newspapers, etc., are printed.

{Printing paper}, paper used in the printing of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and the like, as distinguished from writing paper, wrapping paper, etc.

{Printing press}, a press for printing, books, newspaper, handbills, etc.

{Printing wheel}, a wheel with letters or figures on its periphery, used in machines for paging or numbering, or in ticket-printing machines, typewriters, etc.; a type wheel. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Printing ink — Ink Ink, n. [OE. enke, inke, OF. enque, F. encre, L. encaustum the purple red ink with which the Roman emperors signed their edicts, Gr. ?, fr. ? burnt in, encaustic, fr. ? to burn in. See {Encaustic}, {Caustic}.] 1. A fluid, or a viscous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • printing ink — n [U] a type of ink that dries very quickly and is used in printing books and newspapers etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • printing ink — noun a semisolid quick drying ink made especially for use in printing (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑printer s ink • Hypernyms: ↑ink * * * noun : an ink used in printing and consisting of a pigment or pigments of the required color mixed with oil or varnish;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • printing ink — 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. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • printing ink — noun (U) a type of ink that dries very quickly and is used in printing books and newspapers etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Printing ink — Печатная краска …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • printing-ink — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Printing ink drying — Закрепление печатных красок …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Printing ink industry — Производство печатных красок …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Printing ink machinery — Оборудование, для производства печатных красок …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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