Japan ink

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A glossy black ink composed of oxidized iron titanate in an aqueous gum solution. Another formulation called Japanese ink or sumi, consists of carbon black in a water soluble binder.

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Japanese ink

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

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