Archival quality ink

Archival quality ink. Print lifetime is highly dependent on the quality and formulation of the ink. Even the best dye-based inks are not as durable as pigment-based inks.

Pigment printing processes have been utilized since the middle of the 19th century. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing. Pigment particles tend to be large enough to embed into the receiving substrate making them water-resistant.

The particulate nature of pigment inks ensures their archival superiority. A particle of pigment is less susceptible to destructive environmental elements than a dye molecule.

Digital inkjet printing has seen a surge in the use of the pigment ink as ink sets have been refined to be compatible with the latest in high-resolution inkjet technology.