Cork black

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Description

A black pigment produced by the pyrolysis of cork. Cork black is a soft, light pigment that has been used in printing inks.

Synonyms and Related Terms

corcho negro (Esp.); nero di sughero (It.); negro de cortiça (Port.); Spanish black; vegetable black

Additional Information

J.Winter, "The Characterization of Pigments Based on Carbon" Studies in Conservation, 28:49-66, 1983.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 611
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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