Saturday, October 2, 2010

How Ink is Made


This eight-minute documentary shows how they make commercial printing ink. The colors and textures are so delicious that you’ll want to eat them.

17 comments:

Michael said...
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RĂ³mulo Vela Cervantes said...

Hi! Excellent documentary Gurney! Happy weekend!:D

Michael said...

I love this! (If these are not, they are so very close) Printmaking inks are so much fun to work with because of the texture and consistency!

Daniel Hardesty said...

Wow, that was really fun to watch. Thanks for posting it Jim. My 8 yr old daughter thought the same thing as you..."Mmmm! I wanna eat that!" LOL!

Dan Gurney said...

Fascinating and a very well made short film. Thanks for sharing it.

Mary Bullock said...

Oh my goodness!! I just want to jump in those vats of color! Where do you find all the fascinating stuff you post here?

Steve said...

Wonderful video. Mr. Welfare's voice sounded Canadian and a visit to the company website confirmed that hunch. This video is a great example of how music influences our response to images; the contemplative piano underneath the bright colors evoked a sense of spaciousness and the precision with which the inks are made.

Arborescence said...

What a lovely video! Thanks for sharing it!

Tyler J said...

Beautifully done. Understated and simple, yet informative and fun to watch.

@Steve-Great observation about the music.

Erik Bongers said...

Makes me want to start creating etchings and lithos again.
But for now, I'm having a colorful smoothy for lunch.

Don Cox said...

Excellent film. It would be nice on a Blu-Ray disc and a big TV.

The music is the slow movement of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.

Vicki said...

Passion! Glamour! Craftsmanship! Beauty! --in the making of ink, of all quotidian substances. This video shows that whatever you do can be a thing of beauty and grace, if you consider it so. Beethoven helps, but his music helps in the washing of dishes and the making of beds also.

Nancy Goldman said...

Yummy! I wonder how non-artists live life without thinking about color every day. I think they are merely existing.

Jennifer said...

I absolutely loved this, it was such a pleasure to watch the ink maker talk so lovingly about his craft. What a beautiful little piece of filmmaking. Thank you for sharing :)

the plummer said...

So awesome; it's like a grown up version of the Sesame Street video of the crayons being made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMU-wXsgyR8

Roberto said...

One more, just for fun. -RQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSrzZwPGZ7s

Grandpa said...

What was the music that played during the ink-making video?

It was lovely and set the right tone for the slow and dedicated process to make great ink.

James W