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History of printing ink


Printing inks which are used widely in the printing industry such as news paper, clothes, bags, packaging etc.. Printing ink is made up of pigments that give color and varnishes that enhance color. In ancient China, ink pigments were made from the smoke produced from the incomplete combustion of Japanese hemlock and various oils in a vessel.

The only difference from modern day ink is the constituents making up the varnish.
Varnishes used in ancient times were made from the glue produced from boiling animal bones or leather. This water based substance was dissolved in water and mixed with pigments in stone or steel mortar and became jelly when hardened.

Printing ink was invented in China along with the discovery of printing technology in ancient China.

Chinese ink was not same liquid consistency as it is today but, instead, was more of a writing stick which foreigners call India ink. This was developed in 220~419 A.D. during the Jin Dynasty.

During the Song Dynasty in 6th century China, wood plate printing was invented and books were produced since that time using the same method of spreading the jelly over an engraved wood plate, placing paper over the plate then pressing over the paper.
The invention of printing undoubtedly increased the use of ink. As a result, ink manufacturing became a first rate major technology and ink technicians came to earn high respect.
During about 712 A.D., the notorious Emperor Hyunjong contributed an ink of his own creation to a university and skilled technicians developed secret formulae for each of the various inks.
Various methods were applied such as making special glue from deer antlers and mixing in egg whites or musk scents.
If want to get high fineness of printing ink or other inks, some certain equipment needed to grinding them into micro or nano-sale.

 

More information refer to Naonch Bead Mill.

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