Copying ink

See under Ink.
a peculiar ink used for writings of which copies by impression are to be taken.

See also: Copying, Ink

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The original letter was written with a slow-drying ink, referred to as copying ink, and placed under a sheet of very thin unsized tissue paper dampened with water.
(13) The tabbed index pages are separated by pink blotter pages, which prevented the writing on the index pages from being transferred to adjacent pages (since the index entries were most likely written with the same copying ink that was used to make copies).
The copying ink that appears throughout her work--as in Mamalangue, 2001, whose title refers to the notion of a maternal language--gives the images a purplish hue.