An hours grinding with a heavy pestle and mortar produced a very fine dust out of a piece of coal, approximately the size of the piece I have which was salvaged from the Titanic wreck site. This dust was then mixed in varying amounts to a transparent base (Pantone Transparent White) before printing. The results were interesting and when the prints dried the ink was stable - it didn't wipe away under normal conditions. With the next experiment I hope to be able to achieve consistentcy so that I can print all the title pages of the book with very little variation in colour. The type I experimented with here is the typeface that will be used for the title page - S&B Gtot no.8.