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ink fountain

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  1. the part of a printing press that stores ink and feeds it to the rollers.

Origin of ink fountain

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • At the front of the press is the ink-fountain and a number of steel and composition rollers, called the "distributing rollers."

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