A bright gold-color ink prepared by mixing a gold-color metallic powder with an aqueous binder. Illuminated manuscripts prepared in the Middle Ages often have gold ink prepared from powdered gold. Currently, gold ink is prepared with a bronze powder.
Synonyms and Related Terms
tinta de ouro (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)