Ink knife

An ink knife is a tool that a pressman uses to dig the ink out of a can or mix a PMS or special color on a slap. It is also used to make sure the ink is against the fountain ball roller.

Ink knives come either in

  • metal with a wooden handle
  • plastic.
Plastic ink knives

A plastic ink knife is used to add yellow ink on an offset press

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8 August 2013

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