Vehicle - What is a vehicle?
Definition of VEHICLE:
The liquid component of ink that holds the colourant and binds it to the substrate after drying. The vehicle is the carrier element; where the carrier in a label carries the adhesive and face material until the label is applied to a substrate, the vehicle in an ink facilitates the use of colourants by carrying the pigment or dye until it is applied to a surface. Vehicles can be made of glycol, oils, resin, solvents, or a combination of components. The type of vehicle used depends on the method of printing being used and each vehicle binds the colourant in a different way; some evaporate or dissolve leaving the colourant behind, others are absorbed into the substrate, and some will react with oxygen which causes them to harden and solidify.
Here is the Harvard-style citation to use if you would like to reference this definition of the word vehicle:
Label Planet (2020) What is a vehicle? | Vehicle Definition. Available at: https://www.labelplanet.co.uk/glossary/vehicle/ (Accessed: January 1, 2023).