Ok, maybe you haven’t wondered this, but there is an interesting science to the way paper and ink work together. We have a condensed version for you.
Here it is….
Dye-based ink actually soaks into the cellulose fibers, giving a far richer color. The trade-off is that absolute sharpness in not achievable.
Pigment-based ink behaves completely differently. The ink is projected at the paper, the carrier body then evaporates, and the pigment adheres to the paper fiber. This results in a clear image, but the color doesn’t have the saturation of dye-based ink.
Note: If you have any problems with the ink not drying, or soaking through the paper, change to a different type of paper.
Now you know!