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|Dye based Inks
Claria, Standard Dye Based Inks
|Pigment Based Inks
Durabrite, Ultrachrome, K3
|Extreme brilliant high gloss images that leap off the page.||Flatter, more muted colors with
|Not water fast. Will
wash off the paper.
Canon and HP specifically adds a black pigment cartridge to many of their dye based printers so that the printer can be used for check writing and official documents.
|Pigments are water fast and will
not run if they get wet.
with reds usually fading sooner than other colors. Depending on
paper and UV glass, fade can vary from 1 - 3 years.
||Substantially longer archivability with Ultrachrome and K3 having the longest life without fade. Epson has made several claims ranging from 60 -100 years before fade under perfect circumstances such as paper and UV glass. Ultrachrome and K3 have more resins giving the inks a better contrast and more gloss.|
|Cost is very inexpensive and if you want to save then dye inks are very cost effective.||Cost is more than double than dye
Dye inks have
excellent adhesion to high gloss papers.
||We have found some pigments that will wipe right off of certain high gloss papers hours after having been printed like a dry dust that simple would not adhere to the paper.|
|Dye based inks will
fade quicker on T-Shirt Transfers
but are okay if you are on a budget.
||Pigment inks are great for T-Shirt transfers and have excellent longevity although not quite as good as sublimation inks. Sublimation inks have become almost cost prohibitive making the pigment inks a viable choice.|
|Dye based inks will
work in virtually all inkjet printers including those designed
strictly for pigmented inks IE Ultrachrome, K3 and Durabrite
printers. If you switch you MUST flush the cartridges and print head
Print Head Clog Buster otherwise you will coagulate the dissimilar inks and plug the print heads.
We carry a full line of cleaning cartridges for most of the Epson and some HP printers.
|You can only use the
K3 inks in the printers
they were designed for. If you attempt to use the OEM compatible to
Ultrachrome and OEM compatible to K3 in any other printers you will
fight chronic print head plugging issues. You can use the OEM
compatible to Durabrite inks in all Dye Based Printers without any
issues however we recommend you do a nozzle test or simply print
something with your printer at least every 3-4 days since the
pigments tend to plug a little faster than the dye based inks.
Again be forewarned when switching from one type of ink to another to flush the system with Print Head Clog Buster to prevent coagulation.
|Color gamut is so close from dye to pigment that there is is little if any discernable difference when making the transition.||Color gamut is so close from pigment to dye that there is is little if any discernable difference when making the transition.|
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