Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, reed pen, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.
Related Organic Chemcial CompoundsMethyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)
Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink's carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the ink and its dry appearance.
Ink is made up of pigment powder, methyl ethyl ketone, and auxiliaries.
Ink is composed of pigment powder, MEK and auxiliaries, in which pigment powder accounts for 45%, MEK accounts for 40%, and auxiliaries account for 15%.