Gilsonite applying for making ink. Printer ink is a combination of carbon black and bitumen, which with the help of Gilsonite, this compound becomes more sticky and its durability is much longer. A large amount of Gilsonite is used in the production of newspaper ink, which is also known as organic ink. The most important factor that Gilsonite can be used is the low degree of softness and ash below 3%. The most important thing it does in the ink industry is to streamline the material along with its stabilizer. Inks can be made in combination with Gilsonite, the most famous of which are printer ink, newspaper ink, printing ink, lithographic and offset ink, gravure, kestel and flexographic ink.