Please explain to me..

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mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 8,978
Re: Please explain to me..

Vogelkop wrote:

Why is it only the blacks that needs to be matte or 'photo'
How come all the other inks work on both matte and glossy?
Can some clever person elaborate a bit for me?


Ink loading. The matte ink has more pigment than the glossy black so it will produce a deeper black on matte paper. Using MK on glossy paper will put more pigment on the paper than the coating can absorb so it won't dry fast or properly giving it a tacky feel that can come off on your hand or anything else it touches.

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