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Re: Inks



Minch Corey wrote:
>
> Greeting to all I have joined the list and have a question about Medieval
> Inks.  Are there any good resources on making your own from natural
> ingredients? What was used when the illuminating had gold in it?  Anybody
> have experience on the making of their own inks, how did they turn out?
>
> I am new to books and have very many questions and I hope to find some
> answers.  As well I hope that I can help return the favors.
>
> Regards,
> Corey Minch

Hello Corey,

There is a book called:

Bloy, C.H. A HISTORY OF PRINTING INK, BALLS AND
ROLLERS, 1440-1850. London, 1972

It has alot of information about historical formulas for different
types of ink etc. The basic ingredients were vegetable oils, like linseed
oil or walnut oil.

Mats Broberg

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