Do You Know How Ink Is Made?

Do You Know How Ink Is Made?

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 30, 2010

We're going to go out on a limb and blame Mr. Rogers for our fascination with this post. You see all month long we've been talking about collections, many of which go back to artwork that wouldn't be possible without the existence of one product — ink. Have you ever wondered how it's made? We hadn't put much thought into it and even though it's on almost everything we touch and we were clueless to the beauty that's involved in it's creation. Watch the video after the jump and see a true craftsman at work!

Although this video is a bit longer than your average internet blurb, it had us completely sucked in for the entire 8 minutes. The beauty in the art is simply fascinating to watch and to think about how many items we use each and every day that contain this one not-so-simple product is mind boggling.

Some people make art, they create designs and illustrations and put that out into the world, but without ink, without the hard work of people like The Printing Ink Company, their job would be much more difficult. We invite you to watch their machines work and we dare you to not feel like you're transported back to your younger days when you sat watching Mr. Rogers share how Crayons and Tubas were made.

We love the extra appreciation gained for simple arts, knowing that people are taking time to create amazing products with as much care as possible can make even something simple like ink play a large part in our own collections and daily lives.

Image: Printing Ink Company, YouTube

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