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
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