The first writing ink was invented in 2500 B. C. by the Egyptians and the Chinese. It is believed that this ink was made by mixing carbon with gum. It was then shaped into sticks and dried, before use it was dipped in water and made ready for writing. Chinese inventor Tien- Lcheu was the one who made the ink by mixing soot from pine trees and lamp oils. Gelatin was also used with this mixture. Gelatin was made from donkey’s skin and musk. The black writing ink gained popularity by 1200 B. C. and people tried changing it by changing the ingredients to natural dyes, adding different colors which they got from minerals and plants. Nutgalls, iron salts and gum were also added to this recipe and it became the standard formula for the writing ink for a number of years.
In India ink commonly called “masi” has been in use since 4th century. This was made of burnt bones, tar and other substances. The oldest form of ink known as India ink or China ink is still used in China and Japan with a small brush. Architects, artists and engineers use this ink because of its bright color and permanence.
Nowadays the markets are full of variety of inks, to name a few marker inks, fluorescent inks, printer inks etc. The facts say that intake of ink causes headache, skin irritation and nervous system break down due to presence of pigments or solvents in ink.
I’m confused did the Chinese or Egyptions invent ink?
Chinese, invented by Tien- Lcheu
People think that the Egyptians created ink. The ink was created by Chinese men. The Egyptians were one of the first users of ink
I think that they both made it in similar times. Hope this helps:)
Absolutely incorrect the only person that invented ink & paper is this guy named Pênêmûe and he was not a man but he taught mankind this; that’s if you believe in a higher power but it’s not for unbelievers, just for believers so if you’re unbeliever disregard… if you are believer take heed this is a deception. Grab your KING JAMES BIBLE and study Jude 1:14-15 reread that as much till you are giving revelation.
Emily Johnson says
Same dude who did 😑😑😑😐😐😐😐
Im Ink Sans or Ink and i protect Aus says
but who invented ink as in was it a male or female and what is their name?
The egyptions and chinese people made INK.
who invented ink tho, whats there name ?
Tien-Lcheu invented ink in China around 2500BC