Label Printing: Pigment vs. Dye Ink
When printing barcode labels, there are so many different options available from printer types right down to the size of the label. Well, why not add one more factor to the list of considerations and talk about ink. Aside from thermal and thermal transfer, there is the question of using pigment vs. dye.
Pigment is made of solid opaque particles that rest atop the paper, rather than being absorbed into the fibers as with dye ink. Below are advantages and disadvantages of pigment and dye inks.
Advantages of Pigment Inks:
Disadvantages of Pigment Inks:
Advantages of Dye Inks:
Disadvantages of Dye Inks:
As you can see, there are both advantages and disadvantages to dye and pigment inks, that is why it’s important to thoroughly analyzing your needs before committing to an ink.