Inking roller


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inking roller a somewhat elastic roller, used to spread ink over forms of type, copperplates, etc.
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In literature:

The principle of producing impressions by means of a cylinder, and of inking the types by means of a roller, was not new.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Thar's the press, and thar's the printin' ink and roller!
"Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
A yellow tint means that it will take up too much ink when the roller is passed over it.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882" by Various
The foreman of the press-room purchased paper, ink, rollers, twine, and other things.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Year by year, thousands of men are crushed by the ink-roller.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
In printing from typographical plates the ink is applied to the surface by means of a roller.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
The ink is applied by a roller to a glass plate upon which the fingers are inked before being rolled on the cards.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
Among other duties he had to clean the rollers when they became clogged with ink.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
And there was the ink-slab, another solidity, upon which the ink-rollers were inked.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Dust had settled on the ink-rollers of the foot-press.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
The inking-rollers were covered with leather as before.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
The table was littered with copper-plates and ink rollers.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
The type came out bright as new and the old ink dissolved readily from the platen and roller.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The ink roller is run over the type and hand pressure is applied.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
It is a good plan, when rollers are to be kept out of use for any particular time, to put them away with the ink on them.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
The face of this type is inked with a hand-roller, a long strip of white paper is laid over it, and the whole goes into a hand-press.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
One effect of oxidisation is to give a granulated appearance to the ink on rollers which have been allowed to get dirty.
"Finger Prints" by Francis Galton
This suggested to him the idea of taking an impression in ink on paper, by the aid of a roller.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Proceed to roll up with a lithographic hand-roller charged with good black printing ink.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
Then I poured the water and gum solution over it and inked it with the ink roller.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder

In news:

It is for use on anilox rollers, gravure cylinders, presses, ink pans, and other press parts.
The ink rollers on the printing equipment at the Tracy Press imprinted their final images on Nov 15 — nearly 100 years from the date of the newspaper's first on-site publication.
Kids will love them because they write like a smooth roller ball pen and the ink resembles that of a gel pen in both color and consistency.
Ovshinsky's life a roller coaster of achievement, red ink.