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GSC Imaging, LLC is engaged in the manufacturing and supplying of quality inkjet inks. Our goal is to satisfy our customers by providing timely delivery of quality products. Our Research and Development Team allows us to create new products as per specific requirements of our customers.

Please give us the opportunity to use our years of experience to develop any water base inkjet ink formulation you need. Call us, we are very flexible and versatile and can meet any special need you may have. We will work with you in a timely and efficient manner.

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What is the difference between a Dye Based and Pigment Ink?

Each ink formula is a combination of additives, colorants, solvents and of course water.

The colorant used is either a dye or pigment.

Dyes, made of small molecules, dissolve in their water-based solution.  A dye based ink stains or tints the paper. Because the dye lays flat on the paper, surface reflects light more evenly and appears more vivid. Because of this molecular structure, dye inks may fade more rapidly than pigment inks.

Pigment particles are not soluble. The size of the pigment particle is much larger compared to a dye molecule. A printout using a pigment ink may not appear as vibrant due to the more scattering of the reflected light. The larger molecules do allow a pigmented ink's print to last substantially longer than a dye-based ink's print.

Dye Based Inks:

  • Better color range
  • Shorter print longevity, more prone to fade
  • No bronzing on certain papers
  • Water resistant prints only when applied to waterproof media

Pigment Inks:

  • Longer print longevity, less prone to fade
  • Slight bronzing on certain papers
  • Compatible with a wide range of media
  • Best results with Fine Art or Matte & Resin Coated / Photo Papers
  • Water Resistant Prints on uncoated media