Long Ink

A printing ink characterized by its ability to flow and to form long threads when stretched, in contrast to short ink. Ink that is long has desirable flow characteristics, performs well on the ink rollers, has desirable water-resistant qualities, and transfers to the plate, blanket, and substrate well. Ink that is excessively long, however, has a tendency to produce problems such as ink misting when used on high-speed presses. (See Length.)

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