A very general recipe frequently given is this:

Colourant 5 ... 30 %
Binder 15 ... 60 %
Solvent 20 ... 70 %
Additives 1 ... 10 %

Some more specific examples are the following, quoted (maybe modified) from The Printing Ink Manual.

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Figures are % by weight.





Ink No. 1

Carbon black (CI P. Black 7) 19.0
Reflex blue (CI P. Blue 18) 2.0
70 Pa s mineral oil 55.0
o.o5 Pa s mineral oil 9.0
1.05 Pa s bodied linseed oil 10.0
Asphaltum solution 5.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 2

Carbon black (CI P. Black 7) 18.0
o.9 Pa s mineral oil 70.0
Varnish (not specified) 10.0
Additives (not specified) 2.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 3

CI P. Yellow 12 12.0
Varnish 73.5

    High mol. wt. phenolic resin

    33.1

    High viscosity linseed alkyd

8.8

    Aromatic free distillate 240/270

13.6

    Aromatic free distillate 260/290

17.6

    Aluminum chelate

0.4
Low viscosity linseed alkyd 5.0
Aromatic free distillate 240/270 7.0
Polyethylene wax 2.0
PTFE (= teflon) wax 0.5
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   100.0

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Ink No. 4

CI P. Red 57:1 20.0
Low odour varnish 67.5

    Rosin-modified phenolic resin

    13.5

    Rosin-modified maleic resin

13.5

    Low viscosity soya alkyd

16.9

    Aromatic free distillate 280/310

22.9

    Aluminum-based gelling agent

0.7
Polyethylene wax 3.0
PTFE wax (low particle size) 1.0
Cobalt driers 1.0
Manganese driers 2.0
Anti-oxidant 0.5
Aromatic free distillate 5.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 5

CI P. Blue 15:3 8.0
Chlorinated rubber 15.0
Phenolic modified resin 10.0
Plasticizer 5.0
Polyethylene wax 1.0
Toluene 51.0
Ethyl acetate 10.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 6

CI Basic Yellow 37 dye 8.0
CI Basic Blue 26 dye 4.0
Tannic acid (as a mordant) 20.0
Varnish (alcohol soluble maleic) 5.0
Glycol ether 4.0
Ethanol 59.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 7

CI P. Blue 15:3 16.0
Carbon black (CI P. Black 7) 4.0
Epoxy acrylate resin 30.0
Fatty acid modified epoxy acrylate 25.0
Monomer viscosity modifier 8.0
Benzophenone initiator 8.0
Coinitiator 3.0
Aromatic amine photosynergist 4.0
Stabilizer, waxes, etc. 2.0
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   100.0

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Ink No. 8

CI P. Red 49 18.0
Acrylic/alkali water varnish 60.0
Polyethylene wax 4.0
Isopropyl alcohol 4.0
Water 13.9
Silicone anti-foam 0.1
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   100.0

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Ink No. 9

CI P. Red 3 5.0
CI P. White 19 (= china clay) 36.0
Low viscosity EHEC * 6.0
Ester gum (= modified rosin) 10.0
White spirit 30.0
Aromatic hydrocarbon 10.0
Propylene glycol ether 3.0
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   100.0

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* Ethyl hydroxy ethyl cellulose



Click the printing ink which might be the right one and you will see if they link you back where you've been before!


Ink No. ?: UV-curing lithographic ink
Ink No. ?: Water-based flexographic ink for paper
Ink No. ?: Web-offset heat-set ink
Ink No. ?: Letterpress ink (platen) for paper
Ink No. ?: Cold-set lithographic ink (newspapers)
Ink No. ?: Flexographic ink, especially suited for packaging paper
Ink No. ?: Sheet-fed lithographic ink; especially suited for packaging carton ("low- odour")
Ink No. ?: Gravure ink, especially suited for catalogues
Ink No. ?: Screen-printing ink for paper

Reference:
Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers Ltd. 1993, The Printing Ink Manual, fifth edition (ISBN 0 948905 81 6)







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