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ISO: Ink containers circa 1900-05

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I am doing some research for a current project on printing. I need to know the type of vessel ink came in at a 1900-1905 commercial printer’s shop. I would like a visual showing what it would have looked like. For example, the ink used in printing a newspaper at that time.

Brenda White

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  1. Paul Moxon, Website Editor 12 July, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    As my friend, Fritz Klinke says: everything you need to know about printing can be found in the pages of The Inland Printer. He is recommending the comprehensive American printing trade journal. Established in 1883, IP covered every aspect of commercial printing including equipment, materials, management and best practices. In addition to articles, my research has been advanced by close reading of the display advertising. I’m sure that you will find useful information on ink manufacturing.
    If you have access to a research library you should be able to find bound copies of IP. It’s cataloged on WorldCat. Another good resource is the Hathi Trust Digital Library.

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