Which kind of ink is the best option for printing?
Dye ink employments colour substances that are dissolved in water while pigment ink employments little colour particles that are held in a suspension. The water soluble dye can be seen as salt that dissolves in water and the pigments as sand mixed in water.
Dye based inks are capable of providing a broader color space beautiful vibrant and colourful prints, but will come off when getting in contact with water or prolonged exposure to light.
Initial print quality between dye and pigment ink is essentially the same. Both the vibrancy and colour reproduction look too similar. It’s difficult to tell the difference between dye and pigment inks when comparing quality not looking side by side.
Each ink, whether dye or pigment, should begin to lose colour over time. Dye ink, is recommended for indoor environments use on prints that will be required in less than a year. If exposed daily to direct sunlight or bright indoor lights, dye inks may start to lose colour quickly.
Pigment ink has a better UV resistance and consequently is chosen when many years of indoor use or up to two years of outdoor life is required with small fading.
Advantages of dye ink
Dye inks are able to give gentler colours which look more colourful and brilliant than the pigment ink. They may come off when they come into contact with water unless printed on particular coated label material. The print is water-resistant so long as the label does not rub against anything disturbing.
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Advantages of pigment ink
Pigment inks have a tendency to be lighter in colour than dye they are more water-resistant while creating a truer solid black than dye. Particularly when the label is exposed to UV light during long time, the pigment ink holds itself colour, quality and vibrancy better than dye.
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What about Fragmented Inks or Drip Controlled?
This is not another type of ink although it is often spoken of as if it were. We are talking about the same slow-drying ink but injected differently.
Fragmented ink technology is used almost exclusively when working with professional documents or in the industry. This liquid has a special feature, such as its resistance capacity, its longer duration over time, and its greater definition.
Which ink should I choose?
Depend on the environment, ColorsMax is always the best option on compatible cartridges due to its high quality and colorful inks, no matter if is dye-base or pigment these inks are elaborated under strict quality standards like QA internationl, IAF and ISO 9001:2015
After years of research, we found the quality of compatible inkjet cartridges that provide a faithful impression of any task, taking into consideration environmental safety and by strictly following ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards. This ensures that our products are as efficient as the brand ones, by offering the customer an option to print their ideas, without using high-cost inks. Our manufactured high quality inkjet ink cartridges are compatible with existing printer brands on the market at a low cost.
Could I shift my ink type?
The printer ink used must be the right one. Otherwise, it can cause damage to the printer and result in poor printing quality. These devices, which make our lives so much easier, are designed to work with a type of ink that is always indicated on the outside of the box and in its details. If you are switching to pigment ink you must must use a new printhead. You cannot mix inks in the same print head as this will cause chemical reactions, causing poor print quality, reduced water and scratch resistance and potentially clogged or burned print nozzles.