His typewriter had many of the features of the modern typewriter, but lacked a satisfactory method of inking the types.
There is, too, a difference in the manner of inking the type.
A primer of information about the composition, manufacture, and care of inking rollers.
The top is heated by gas and on it the printer puts his plate while inking and wiping it.
In 1814, printing by machinery was commenced in London, and rollers became necessary for inking the forms.
For a print, from the mode of inking, has a breadth and unity which the drawing never can have.
This would occasion a diversion in Jip's favour, and some inking of his nose, perhaps, as a penalty.
After the inking a considerable portion of dampness remains.
Jimmie did the inking and his father put on the paper and took off the impression.
Darkness was inking the sky as Penny drew up at the end of the road.
"the black liquor with which men write" [Johnson], mid-13c., from Old French enque "dark writing fluid" (11c.), from Late Latin encaustum, from Greek enkauston "purple or red ink," used by the Roman emperors to sign documents, originally a neuter adjective form of enkaustos "burned in," from stem of enkaiein "to burn in," from en- "in" + kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). The word is from a Greek method of applying colored wax and fixing it with heat. The Old English word for it was simply blæc, literally "black." Ink-blot test attested from 1928.
"to mark or stain in ink," 1560s, from ink (n.). Meaning "to cover (a printing plate, etc.) with ink" is from 1727. Related: Inked; inking.
To write; sign, esp a contract: He also inked the plays/ has inked to helm two more pictures (1940+)