Aniline ink

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A general name for a fast drying printing ink. Aniline ink originally referred to inks prepared from an aniline dye dissolved in alcohol and bound with a resin. The ink was used for printing Paper, Cotton, Cellophane, and Polyethylene. However, because of the poor lightfastness of aniline dyes, many aniline inks currently contain other types of more permanent colorants.

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • 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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