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Do you Know What is Pigment Ink?

As pigment ink has waterproof properties, it's ideal to use such ink to print dark and light cotton materials using transfer papers. Most printers with pigment ink provide eight ink colors: black, light gray, medium gray, yellow, magenta, light magenta, cyan, and light cyan. Compared to dye inks, pigments last longer.

There are minuscule particles of colored material within pigment ink that provides ink color. These particles are made up of numerous molecules that bond together and create extremely stable chemical bonds. As a result, the ink is less sensitive to humidity and oxidation.

As pigment inks stay on top of the surface instead completely seeped or absorbed into the surfaces, cotton and natural fabrics fit best with them. Polyester fabrics are not ideal for such ink to apply on.

sublimation ink One of the major drawbacks of pigment ink is, it doesn't look the same from different viewing angles; you will notice a bit greenish or bronze color cast from different sides and lighting conditions. Although the ink offers a narrower color gamut, it's much more stable than sublimation inks in long terms.

 
Pigment inks are usually susceptible to metamerism, which causes it to shift colors under different lighting conditions.The encapsulated particles remain on top of printed objects, instead completely absorbed into them.
 
Due to the large size of pigment particles, they cannot seep into the surface. The inkjet receptor top coat allows the ink to attach to the surface that causes higher media costs.
 
For bonding onto the surfaces, you would require an inkjet printer or binder or heat press machine to do that. When it comes to print any documents, nothing beats pigment inks.