Dye-based ink refill

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What is Dye Ink?

Dye-based inks tend to be cheaper and water soluble, explaining why dye inks are more likely to smear. Dye ink generally takes more time to dry and results can be poor if a drop of water hit a page. So what's the advantage of dye ink? Color vibrancy. Colors are brighter because various optical compounds are added to dye ink to enhance the color. However, these compounds, like the dyes, have a low resistance to light or to UV rays, especially since dye-based inks are usually spread more thinly than pigment inks on the surface. Fading can be an issue if your document will be exposed to the sun, so dye inks aren't perfect for printing things like signs and banners to be hung in windows or out of doors.