Pigment Print

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.

Pigment printing processes have been utilized since the middle of the 19th century. Modern procedures have generated a surge of this technique as ink sets have been refined to be compatible with the latest in high-resolution inkjet technology.

Inkjet prints are those where the artist creates an image with the aid of a computer, and after a process of proofing and colour-matching, the digital file is sent to a high-precision, professional inkjet printer. Using pigment-based archival inks (fade and water resistant), the print head fires a fine mist of droplets – 64,000 to 165,000 droplets per second – delivering exact amounts of pigment to dense, heavy paper.

Where archival dye-based ink is used, the excellent performace and permanence of the colour is ensured.

Archival pigment prints utilize archival quality inks, which are printed onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. This technique, just as Iris prints, may also be reffered to as Giclee, although it belongs to a newer generation of the printing techniques. Iris prints are an older technique and are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

Weng Contemporary Pigment

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