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How offset printing ink is made

How ink is made! Go inside the Printing Ink Company to find out how its done. [via Core77]


14 thoughts on “How offset printing ink is made

  1. Big difference: these folks are making ink for offset and letter press, not inkjets.

    Inkjet ink, as we all know, is made from distilled rainbows. That’s why it’s so g*d-awfully expensive. (though this stuff isn’t much cheaper!)

  2. Nicely done. We developed an ink mixing software program that can recycle excess ink colors into new batches. Good for the environment and it’s Pantone approved. You can download a free trial at mixmasters,com Once a color is manufactured we now have a way to recycle the unused portion into another color.

  3. A big cudos to u guys , this video is iformative. please kindly forward to my mail the names of the chemicals/materials required in making this offset inks.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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