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Homework Help: Ink making

  1. May 13, 2014 #1
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    I want to make homemade metalic ink mixing aluminium powder with some binder.And use it with brush or pen to write some text.So tell me the easiest way , the exact proportions ingridients and way of producing
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  3. May 13, 2014 #2


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    Why do you want to produce your own ink? Can't you just buy a pen?
  4. May 13, 2014 #3
    I can't .I'm form Bulgaria and there is no Sharpie
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  6. May 13, 2014 #5
    I need spcific recipes for ALUMINIUM POWDER nothing different
  7. May 27, 2014 #6


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    You already have some aluminium powder? The first that comes to mind is to mix it with some wood glue, the white glue that dries clear. Also known as hobby & craft glue, polyvinyl acetate (PVA). Possibly water it down to make it more fluid.

    Then experiment with a drop of food dye, to see whether it can colour the glue.

    Just some suggestions, I haven't tried this.

    Good luck!
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