What is ink?

  • (noun): A liquid used for printing or writing or drawing.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ink is a 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, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.

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Cephalopod Ink - Use By Humans
... Cephalopod ink has, as its name suggests, been used in the past as ink indeed, the Greek name for cuttlefish, and the taxonomic name of a cuttlefish genus, Sepia, is associated with the brown ... Modern use of cephalopod ink is generally limited to cooking, where it is used as a food colouring and flavouring, for example in pasta and sauces ... The ink is extracted from the ink sacs during preparation of the dead cephalopod, usually squid, and therefore contains no mucus ...
Cephalopod Ink - Inking Behaviours
... to the other, at the same instant discolouring the water with a dark chestnut-brown ink ... The first is the release of large amounts of ink into the water by the cephalopod, in order to create a dark, diffuse cloud (much like a smoke screen) which ... to a predator is to release pseudomorphs ("false bodies") smaller clouds of ink with a greater mucus content, which allows them to hold their shape for longer ...
Cephalopod Ink
... Cephalopod ink is a dark pigment released into water by most species of cephalopod, usually as an escape mechanism ... to the suborder Cirrina, are able to release ink ... The ink is released from the ink sacs (located between the gills) and is dispersed more widely by accompanying its release with a jet of water from the siphon ...
Marvel Try-out Book - Publication History - 1996 Edition
... Other changes include fewer pencilled pages to ink over than in the original book, which are printed in black ink rather than "non-photo blue." (This means inkers must use tracing paper rather than being able ...
Ink, Arkansas
... Ink is a small unincorporated community in Polk County, Arkansas, United States ... The elevation at Ink is 1033 feet ... to establish a post office, they interpreted the instruction "Write in ink" literally and entered the name "Ink" as the proposed town name ...

More definitions of "ink":

  • (verb): Fill with ink.
    Example: "Ink a pen"
  • (noun): Dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods.
  • (verb): Append one's signature to.
    Example: "They inked the contract"

Famous quotes containing the word ink:

    International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood.
    Eric Ambler (b. 1909)

    Traveling takes the ink out of one’s pen as well as the cash out of one’s purse.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Who does not see that I have taken a road along which I shall go, without stopping and without effort, as long as there is ink and paper in the world? I cannot keep a record of my life by my actions; fortune places them too low. I keep it by my thoughts.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)