There are various types of traditional printing machines and digital printers uses ink & cartridge to print on a variety of materials (Porus and Non-Porus). In terms of ink print quality, fade proof, print longevity uses different types of formulations of ink and toners. Except for printing, crafting on paper, fabric, and tiles need ink for stamping, etc.
Different Types of Ink and Their Proper Uses
Offset printing technology is based on petroleum based ink but today many offset printers use soya bean vegetable ink UV ink for environment friendly ink. Offset printer uses PMS and CMYK ink format.
Ink- Inkjet Digital Printer
A Digital Printer works based on piezoelectric technology. These prints are used for domestic (photo albums, school projects official work documents,s and outdoor advertising purposes (sign boards, posters, and banners). Print quality withstands rain, sunlight, and storm need to print quality stronger using different types of ink. Commonly inkjet printers have 4 ink tanks CMYK but for improve quality many printers have 6-8 ink tanks.
Most of all desktop printer uses dye ink. Dye ink is basically, water-based ink, paper/substrate soaked the ink droplet droplet and dye sits on the upper layer of the paper/substrate. Dye ink is prepared from natural sources such as vegetables, fruit & plants but printing ink is cost-effective and produces vibrant prints, and easily wears off. Best use of dye ink for printing on coated paper and non-coated indoors uses.
Dye Sublimation Ink
Dye sublimation ink is a solid dye ink, used for sublimation printing using a heat transfer machine from one surface to another surface. To make solid dye ink printable in sublimation printing uses water as a carrier. The print is being ready on a special type of polyester-coated paper known in the market as a sublimation paper for transferring on the substrate.
Pigment ink is specially made for printing on specific type of media printing to enhance the print life for out door uses that can withstand heat, rain, straight sunlight etc. Pigment is a type of ink particle mixed with a carrier for printing special printer that is made to keep in mind print head models nozzles size. Another word we can say all inkjet printers are not fit for any pigment printing ink.
Pigment ink particle is fixed onto the surface of the substrate so it is a types of thin layer that’s why it takes a long time to fade and is made of non-organic components. It is basically, oil-based ink, best performing on the nonporous substance. for better fixation on the surface need to be heated. The formulation of pigment ink is
DTG Ink (Pigment Ink)
DTG ink is prepared for special types of DTG PRINTER uses. As the dtf name denotes “Direct Printing on Garments” where ink is sprayed into the fabric threads with “CYMK and W” printable on light and dark garments. It is prepared with eco-friendly pigments keeping in mind human ecologically, withstands multi washes after printing and Head Clogging Problems.
DTG ink is a type of pigment ink. This ink is prepared for the composition of “CYMK and W) ink compositing with specialized print head technology.
DTF Ink (Pigment Ink)
This is another type of Special Ink “CYMK and W” format used for the specialized DTF PRINTER (Inkjet Printer) for printing on Pet Films for heat transferring on the fabrics (Garments, Leather, Jacket). To keep maintain your DTF PRINTER HEAd life long and the best quality print and safety of human being ink prepared with nano pigment size. DTF ink is type or water base pigment ink.
Digital laser printer consume toner for printing. Cartridge comes with CMYK and mono colors toner. These cartridge are re-fillable. Usually, original cartridge comes costly.