ink fountain

  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

Words Nearby ink fountain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ink fountain in a sentence

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

  • Preparing the press; adjustment of bed and cylinder, form rollers, ink fountain, grippers and delivery systems.

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