What is the difference between pigment and dye inks?
Let's explain the two different print processes:
Dye-based ink uses color substances that are dissolved in a liquid while pigmented ink uses small color particles that are held in a suspension. The water-soluble dye can be seen as sugar that dissolves in water and the pigments as sand mixed in water.
Dye-based inks can provide a more extensive color space for more vibrant and colorful prints. Pigment inks are used for inkjet printing directly on top of paper and canvas materials and very sensitive to scratches. As dye-based inks are turned into a gas (with heat) and infused into the coating of the ChromaLuxe and Unisub items, it becomes a very durable way of printing.