Pigment printing

Pigment print is a term used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments.  Pigment printing processes have been utilised since the middle of the 19th century, and can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product.  The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.

Inkjet prints are those where the artist creates an image with the aid of a computer, and after a process of proofing and colour-matching, the digital file is sent to a high-precision, professional inkjet printer.  Using pigment-based archival inks, the print head fires a fine mist of droplets - 64,000 to 165,000 droplets per second - delivering exact amount of pigment to dense, heavy paper.

MQ Presents is a curated selection of works by artists that Marc Quinn would like to share with you.