The giant flourishing name of John Hancock often comes to mind when I think of the bygone days of ink pots and feathered quills. Ink has been the medium of communication since it was invented simultaneously in China and Egypt, around 2500 BC. Since then, we have past on knowledge and stories, preserved by that precious liquid etched onto the page.
Ink. What is it? And where does it come from?
The instant picture forming in my mind is an octopus disappearing into a cloud of ink! But surely this cephalopod has no connection to the ink we see printed off of our machines today. It’s true that an octopus will squirt ink to irritate the eyes of their predators and to paralyze their senses, but it is not true that this ink is the kind you could find in a pen, printer, or office for that matter. Not to mention that the color of their ink is actually red, only appearing black in low light. In conclusion, writing with octopus ink is only a thing of fairytales appearing in Once Upon A Time and The Little Mermaid. We can be truly thankful for this as this kind of ink would hardly be sustainable or easily procured.
Ink has become more and more efficient in its use of print with the technological advances of today. Gone are the days of aggravating ink blots! Now it simply takes having an electronic graphic file containing your digitally-based images to make any variety of print media! This includes brochures and business cards, envelopes and labels, signage and banners.
Using large format and high volume laser or inkjet printers, our team at Documedia offers a range of digital printing from digital monochrome, to full-color imaging. We seriously love using this exciting modern technology to advance your company. This is us using ink, fully appreciating its past to achieve the wonders of its present!