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THE COMPREHENSIVE INK GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Did you know? There is a whole world of new possibilities waiting for Perth business owners when it comes to printing in Perth. The new-age digital printing process allows an image stored on a computer to be directly transmitted to an inkjet or laser printer. You can have anything digitally created, as long as the image has been stored somewhere electronically.

There used to be a time when the ink was one dimensional, with limited options in the market. These days, that is not the case. In this article, we wanted to explore the new-age world of printing. Specifically, we wanted to discuss the topic of ink. There is a myriad of choices to consider, here are four!

 

#1 Dye-based ink

Dye ink contains chemicals that change the colour of paper. It is best for printing documents, at-home photos and invitations because it can produce vivid colours with extraordinary detail. However, it is important to note that these inks fade over time so they’re not always suitable if you want your work or project to last forever. Most modern inkjet printers use dye-based inks, which give them their signature vibrant look. Please note, that those prints will eventually lose their vibrancy unless repainting is done soon after installation.

 

#2 Pigment-based ink

 

The pigment is a very fine colour powder that’s suspended in a liquid. The particles then form a continuous film, as the water evaporates during the drying process. This then bonds to edges within the printed surface, which adds to colour longevity. Pigment-based ink works well for printing archival photographs or documents. It can last more than 200 years when used with some paper types. 

 

#3 Solvent ink

 

This is a great option for home or office settings, However, commercial uses are limited due to the fact they don’t dry fast enough. Solvent ink produces rich, bold and vibrant colours and enables printing on flexible, uncoated vinyl surfaces. Solvent inks are regularly used to make vehicle graphics, billboards, banners or adhesive decals. They are also waterproof, durable and fade-resistant, eliminating special over-coatings.

 

#4 UV ink

 

UV inks consist of acrylic monomers with a photoinitiator, furthermore, they don’t evaporate. UV inkjet printers use UV light to cure the ink. This type of ink is most often used for printing banners, large posters and even trade-show displays. They produce robust, quality prints that dry instantly, enabling overprinting or cutting!

 

As a commercial printing company in Perth and a digital printing company in Perth, we offer digital printing solutions for Perth businesses. Perth business owners often rely on us to add that elevation to their brand. Therefore, if you have a campaign coming up, need your business card printing done in Perth or are looking to update your marketing assets, by entrusting a quality printing company in Perth, then please chat to our team of printers today.