printing ink

noun

: an ink used in printing and consisting of a pigment or pigments of the required color mixed with oil or varnish
especially : a black ink made from carbon blacks and thick linseed oil or some similar oil often with rosin oil and rosin varnish added

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“Printing ink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/printing%20ink. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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