Letterpress ink

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Letterpress illustrations
MFA# 2001.833


Letterpress and woodcut
MFA# 42.43

A thick, pasty ink used on letterpress rollers. Letterpress inks produce a slightly raised image that typically dries by oxidation.

Synonyms and Related Terms

half-tone ink

Resources and Citations

  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997