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printech, September, 2002
Re: Mercury in Printing Inks?


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From:Dave Salman( Salman.Dave@epamail.epa.gov )
Date:Fri, 20 Sep 2002 10:13:14


A reply message was posted on P2TECH which cited a 1973 reference about vermilion (mercuric sulfide) being used in ink. Is this correct? If so, do you know how long it has been since vermilion has been used in ink and what types of inks it used to be used in?

Vermilion is still used as a pigment in some artists' paints. I wonder if the ink referred to above might be some type of ink used by artists. Dave Salman

"More recently vermilion has been employed in inks..."
Reference : Dunn, M.J. (1973) Mercuric Sulfide (Vermilion). In: Patton, T.C., Editor. Pigment Handbook - Volume I : Properties and Economics. pp. 417-418. JohnWiley & Sons, New York, NY



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