Bassemir, Robert W. Graphic Arts Laboratories, Sun Chemical Corporation, Carlstadt, New Jersey.
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A dispersion of a pigment or a solution of a dye in a vehicle (carrier), yielding a fluid, paste, or powder that can be applied to and dried on a substrate. Printing, writing, marking, and drawing inks are applied by several methods to paper, metal, plastic, wood, glass, fabric, or other substrates. Inks perform communicative, decorative, and even protective functions. Printing ink is by far the most widely used and technically developed type of ink. See also: Printing
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