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Ink

About this term

Source: Oxford University Press

Imprecise term applied to a number of more or less fluid materials that are used for either writing or printing the written word or have evolved for a variety of illustrative and artistic purposes. Most inks for the written and printed word have always been black, or nearly so, but coloured inks also evolved for some writing, for embellishment and for pictorial work.

John Winter
From Grove Art Online

© 2009 Oxford University Press

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