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Making Printing Ink Open Access

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Ink making renders control of an integral part of the art making process in the artist's hands. However, information on the process is not readily accessible and there are generations of printers that have been raised on ink in a can or tube that accept this manufactured material as the standard. Why more artists do not make their own ink is baffling when assessing both the results and it relative ease of manufacture. This thesis will reveal the process and argue that there are more reasons to make ink than not to.

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