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Petrus Caneparius Issues the First Book about Printing Inks


In 1619 physician and writer Pietro Maria Canepari (Caneparius)  published De atramentis in Venice. This is "the earliest known work which gives details of the formulation of typographic inks" (Printing and the Mind of Man. Catalogue of the Exhibition at the British Museum and at Earls Court, London [1963] No. 122).

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