Please explain to me..

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Vogelkop Junior Member • Posts: 34
Please explain to me..

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?

Thanks.

mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 8,981
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?

Thanks.

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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OP Vogelkop Junior Member • Posts: 34
Re: Please explain to me..

Thank you, but that part I do understand.
I was just wondering why the same is not applying to all other colors/inks.
But I suppose that is because only the black is producing the darker shades?

mike earussi Veteran Member • Posts: 8,981
Re: Please explain to me..

Vogelkop wrote:

Thank you, but that part I do understand.
I was just wondering why the same is not applying to all other colors/inks.
But I suppose that is because only the black is producing the darker shades?

Pretty much. It's only the black that needs the heavier pigment.

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