Different between dye ink and pigment ink
market sell any types of printer ink, and the most used is dye ink and pigment ink. This ink has deficiencies and advantages, so you must select the best for your work.
Dye ink is type-based water;
this ink sells very cheaply and safety for nozzle head, many officers using dye ink because they only print the document.
But, dye inks have a weakness; text or images has printed not long durable and fade if hit by water, a live maximum of five years. If you count the price of every document that has pointed out, it will be very cheap with the care of the printer.
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But, dye ink not recommended for photographers, architects, or professional need to document more durable and not fade. If I test to print out images, color reproduction not suitable, not contrast, and look too darker. I am using dye ink with the lowest price using my printer canon mp258..
Next, I try pigment ink using Epson L360 to create a picture on paper, and I need images with beautiful color and natural.
The pigment is ink-based oil paint, so this ink its more durable and not fade if the picture meets water.
But if your printer using pigment ink, you must activate or print images every day, and if your printer not using for seven days will be damaged because of the clogged nozzle head.
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Pigment ink supports much paper; this is more efficient, and many professionals like architects, photographers love it. But the price is higher with hard to care printer, a pigment not recommended for people need a print out for text only.
Not all printer support pigment ink, only Epson brand majority support it.
And pigment never mixed with dye ink, if you try to insert pigment ink in your ink tank with dye ink, so your printer will be damaged.