Dye or pigment on matte paper?

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Dye or pigment on matte paper?
Sep 14, 2013

I have a simple question: for color gamut and black density, is it better to print using dye or pigment ink on matte paper? Simple though the question may be I haven't found a definitive answer online.

I know that dye has better colour than pigment on glossy, because of the smoother surface of dried dye than dried pigment.  It would seem to me though that the rough surface of matte itself would negate this advantage. On the other hand, the larger particles of pigment ink may deposit on the surface of matte papers and increase colour gamut this way?

I'm not interested in longevity as long as it lasts up to one year indoors.

Interested in hearing your experience.

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