India ink

What is India ink?

India ink meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A very black indelible ink, made from lampblack (fine soot) plus a binding agent, such as gelatin or shellac. Invented in China, where it was manufactured in the form of ink sticks, India ink was once widely used for writing and printing, but is now used mainly in drawing.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO

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