Black ink is a fundamental element in both monochrome and colour printing.

It's the 'K' in the CMYK colour model (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key), used widely in the printing industry.

Black ink provides depth and contrast in printed materials, enhancing other colours and contributing to the legibility of text.

It's also used for monochromatic printing, which relies on varying shades of black ink to create greyscale images.

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