Dye Inkjet Inks/ water base
6 colors available / C, M, Y, K, LC, LM
Pigment Inkjet Inks/ water base
4 colors available / C, M, Y, K
EACH batch go through Environmental Test
- Temperature Test
- UV test
The difference between a dye and a pigment is simple to explain.
A dye is a colorant that is fully dissolved into the carrier fluid, and the resultant ink is a true solution. Once dissolved into the carrier fluid, a well-made dye should never separate or settle out. One dye ink analogy is that it's like diluting a fruit juice with water.
Once stirred, it never separates again - no matter how long you leave it. A pigment is a very fine powder of solid colorant particles suspended or dispersed throughout the carrier fluid A crude analogy for a pigment ink is that it resembles sandy-colored water in a river or at sea.
If you look closely, you can see the particles of sand dispersed throughout the water. The secret in making a good pigment ink is to keep the pigment suspended in the carrier fluid for a long period of time, particularly at the low viscosities required for inkjet printers. Pigments have a natural tendency to settle out much like the sand in the sandy water analogy.