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Printing Ink

How printers ink is made...

We thought you might be interest to know how printers offset ink is made, looks good enough to eat.

This is the ink that is use for offset printing, also called offset lithography, is a method of mass-production printing in which the images on metal plates are transferred (offset) to rubber blankets or rollers and then to the print media. The print media, usually paper, does not come into direct contact with the metal plates. This prolongs the life of the plates. In addition, the flexible rubber conforms readily to the print media surface, allowing the process to be used effectively on rough-surfaced media.

CMYK is a scheme for combining primary inks. The C stands for cyan (aqua), M stands for magenta (pink), Y for yellow, and K for Key (Black). When these four ink colours are printed together as screens they produce different colours and photos.