What is an inkjet print?

A type of digital print, inkjet prints are produced from a digital file by applying very fine droplets of ink on paper. Many inkjet inks are dye-based, though for fine art printing pigment-based inks are preferred due to to their longevity, the resulting images are thus termed archival pigment prints. Inkjet printing was first developed around 1951. See examples of inkjet prints in artworks such as Peter Saville’s Monarch of the Glen, 2002, Bruce Nauman’s Neck Pull from Infrared Outtakes, 2006, or Fayçal Baghriche’s Mecca, 2012.


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