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  • Printing ink is a mixture of colouring matter dispersed or dissolved in a vehicle or carrier, to form a fluid or paste which is
    used for printing on a substrate and then dried.In the early day of printing, the printer made his own ink with lampblack and boiled linseed oil which he cooked according to a “secret” formula.
  •  Ink was already in use for printing (from wooded blocks) at the time of Gutenberg developed his movable type system. Early inks consisted of lampblack or soot mixed with animal glue or vegetable oils. Ink making became a highly developed art among the Chinese.
  • They introduced earth colors and printed from hand-cut block in the 11th century 400 years before Gutenberg.
    In the early day of printing, the printer made his own ink with lampblack and boiled linseed oil which he cooked according to a “secret” formula.
  • There are 4 major classes of printing ink: letterpress and lithographic inks, commonly called oil or paste inks; and flexographic and rotogravure inks, which are referred to as solvent inks.
  • There are 3 general processes in the manufacture of printing inks: (1) cooking the vehicle and
    adding dyes, (2) grinding of a pigment into the vehicle using a roller mill, and (3) replacing water in the wet pigment pulp by an ink vehicle (commonly known as the flushing process).
  • Modern colour printing technologies are based on the Young-Helmholtz theory of three  colour vision. Young and Helmholtz observed that although white light is composed of light
    from a continuous spectrum of wavelengths, humans only perceive three broad bands of this light.
  • The growth of the printing ink sector has been very fast. The production of printing ink had increased from around 7300
    tonnes in the beginning of 1980s to nearly 20,000 tonnes in the beginning of 1990s.
  • The demand for printing inks is
    expected to show an annual growth of 2-3% in Western Europe, North America and Japan.
  • The world market trend
    points towards enviro-friendly inks. Majority of the countries are concentrating on water based and UV-cured inks.
  • Ultraviolet- and electron beam–cured inks are increasing their market share in the printing inks industry because of their better performance characteristics; lower VOC emissions; improvements in the production process regarding handling, productivity, quality and downtime; and the generation of less waste.
General Information
  • Printing Ink: A Backgrounder
  • Newspaper inks and the environment
  • History of Printing Ink
  • Printing Inks


  • UV curable screen printing ink for glass and ceramic surfaces
  • Offset Inks
  • Printing Inks
  • Printing Ink Industry
  • Printing Inks - Product
  • Screen Product
  • Fabric Screen Printing Ink
  • JP-F80 Printing Ink
  • High Resolution Printing Black Print Cartridge
  • Lithographic printing ink
  • SolaChrome UV Ink
  • Offset Black Ink Oxidizing
  • Water Based Printing Ink


  • Process for direct production of printing inks
  • Printing Ink
  • Ink-Jet Printing Ink Containing Iodine and Potassium Iodide
  • Lithographic printing inks
  • Method in the production of a Printing - Ink Decorated packaging material
  • Printing Ink Production


  • The Latest Technology for Ink Manufacturing Efficiency
  • HP Latex Printing Technologies
  • New Color Printing Technology is the First to Deliver High-Speed, Quality Color at a Breakthrough Price/Performance
  • New-Age Ink from Epson Takes Inkjet Printing to New Heights
  • Eco-friendly printing ink from vegetable oil
  • High Performance Solid Ink Technology
  • Hewlett-Packard Inkjet Printing Technology
  • ZINK Imaging Unveils a Revolutionary “Zero Ink” Printing Technology
Manufacturing Process
  • Process Description
  • Ink and Paint Manufacture
  • Optimization of Dispersion Processes for Liquid Inks
  • Printing Ink Technology and Manufacture
  • Tixogel organoclays for printing inks
Turnkey Providers
  • Turnkey Provider from New Delhi
  • Turnkey Provider from Taiwan
  • Turnkey Provider from Mumbai
  • The Asia-Pacific Ink Market
  • The Chinese Printing Ink Market
  • Market Report
  • Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Future of Printing ink industry
  • Ink Cartridge Reliability and Page Yield Comparison
  • Printing Ink Consumption
  • Status of Indian Industry


  • Oversized Chinese Posters Conservation Project
  • Case Study
  • On-Site Waste Ink Recycling
  • Printing Ink
  • Waste Reduction Evaluation of Soy-Based Ink at a Sheet-Fed Offset Printer
Company Profiles
  • Company from India
  • Company from Florida
  • Company from Texas
  • Company from Kansas
  • Company from Los Angeles
  • Company from Mumbai
  • Company from Germany
  • Company from Ontario
  • Company from Japan
  • Company Profile


  • Expert Consultants
  • Consultant from Minnesotta
  • Consultancy Services
  • Consultant from Columbia
  • Consultant from California
  • Another Consultant from California
  • Consultant from Netherland
Suppliers and Buyers
  • Printing Ink Suppliers
  • Chinese Suppliers
  • Printing Ink - Suppliers Directory
  • Suppliers of Printing Ink
  • Exporters and Manufacturers
  • Buyers List - 1
  • Buyers List - 2
  • Buyers List - 3


  • Printing ink industry wants uniform customs duty
  • Recycling of waste printing ink catches on at newspapers
  • A Report
  • Toyo Ink enters into a JV in India with TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Limited
  • Case Study - Report


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