22 November, 2015

Pigment Ink Prints

Zeiss Loxia 50mm - Old Petrie Town - Whiteside, Queensland [Click image to enlarge.]

I visited an art gallery this morning that was showing a number of photographs, as well as paintings and sculpture. I was struck by the various ways the prints were described: "Pigment," "Pigment Print," "Pigment inkjet," "Digital Print," and a couple of others that I can't recall — should have written them down. I'm just grateful that I didn't see "Giclée" in there.

If a gallery can't standardise, what help is there for the rest of us? It looks like every printer is going to have to decide for him or herself.

Epson describes my 3880 printer as using, "pigment-based ink technology." So, from now on I'm going to try to describe my prints as, "Pigment Ink Prints." 

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