Infra-red light can “remove” spilled ink from digital images of books?

An interesting email on the Ethiopian literature email list:

List members may value knowing that one of the positive results of the imaging of the 1513 first Ge’ez book – Psalterium Æthiopicum – Rome, Potken,

http://www.kingscollections.org/exhibitions/specialcollections/psalter1513/

was the use of Infra Red imaging to ‘remove’ spilled ink. Please see:-
This is a printed text; but no doubt the same would apply to manuscripts.  These are days of miracles and wonders indeed.

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