• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Inking-roller a roller covered with a composition for inking printing types
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enque (Fr. encre)—Low L. encaustum, the purple-red ink used by the later Roman emperors—Gr. engkaustonengkaiein, to burn in. See Encaustic.


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)

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.