This is How Ink Is Made

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in Entertainment


A Chief Ink Maker shows how color and ink is created from the raw ingredients -- powder and varnish. Everything designers and printers need to know about the process, the challenges and joy of ink making.
There are 10 comments:
Male 1,056
Interesting video, great post.
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Male 606
That was an awesome video. I ran web printing presses, complete with inline finishing, for 20 years. I remember certain Pantone colors such as reflex blue, and Home Depot Orange, and Walmart blue. Well that's, what we called them.
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Male 658
You could tell that one guy was a pro mixing the ink with a spatula for there was not a speck of it on his clothes or skin.  I'd look like a Pollock painting.
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Male 9,967
There's a good chance that some of those 55 gallon drums may be one of products my company manufactures, as we have quite a few colorants. 

Great video.
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Female 6,377
I used to work in a print shop and one of my jobs was the mix the ink for the printing press.  There's a Pantone Matching System (PMS) ink chart that tells you the formula you need to get the hue(s) you want


Nowadays you have auto mixers that can go by a computer scan, but we had to weigh that shit out and be DEAD ON or it would bork up the whole project.


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Female 952
Good to know, after years of working in print.
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Male 2,330
The underscoring was great.
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Male 12,787
i was kind of hoping they'd show how they got the powder
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Female 9,771
That was a calming video.
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Male 6,941
A good video, print ink is not something you think about a lot.
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