How Ink is Made

by Matt Forcey

Sometimes we find beauty in unexpected places.  Set to Brendel’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, this video reveals to us the surprisingly elegant process of creating printing ink, from start to finish.  Like a master vintner, the professional inkmaker hand mixes various components and colors to achieve the desired result.

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One Comment to “How Ink is Made”

  1. The music is the second movement, “Adagio un poco mosso”, from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5 known as “The Emperor Concerto”. Alfred Brendel is a famous pianist who may be the pianist in this recording.

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