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Color, Varnish and Passion: A Look Inside an Ink Factory


Here’s a wonderfully soothing look at how the ink that brings many of our photos from digital to physical is made. From yellow, to cyan, to magenta, to black (and many more) you can sit back and relax as Chief Ink Maker Peter Welfare of The Printing Ink Company walks you though the process of taking printing ink from powder to packaging.

We honestly had never given much thought to how ink was made — it’s one of those tertiary aspects of modern photography that gets taken for granted and slips though the cracks — but the craftsmanship demonstrated in the video and the passion that Welfare clearly has for his job is inspiring in its own right.

(via Reddit)