The process of making printer ink is far more colourful and interesting than you might have thought.
Inside The Printing Ink Company based in Vaughn, Ontario most of the ink made is called “process ink” which consists of four ink colours, yellow, magenta, cyan, and black.
The black ink adds all the highlights and detail.
The ink itself consists of two different properties, the pigment and the “vehicle.”
The vehicle is heated until it is runny and then the pigment is mixed in to make a liquid.
The unrefined ink is then put through a roller which helps break up the pigments in the ink.
If it’s good it’s made into bigger batches.
Watch the video to see the full process.
Produced by Jasper Pickering.
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