Inkjet printing is a type of computer printing that creates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic or other substrates. Inkjet printers are the most common type of printer, ranging from inexpensive consumer models to a very large professional machines that can cost thousands of dollars, or more

Until a few years ago, the main benefits of dye-based ink was wider color gamut and lower cost , while its disadvantages were that it was water soluble single drop of water can ruin the printing and prints will disappear faster. Pigment inks, however, lasts longer and more resistant to water , but was less color depth and were more expensive

Today , however, there is little difference between color and pigment-based and solvent-based inks, with a slight advantage going pigmented inks . Continuous improvements in the formulation of the ink related disadvantages of both types , and the current generation inks are made by manufacturers of well-known brands are usually claimed fade resistans for life when used with the recommended paper

In general, pigmented inks marketed to professional users , while solvent inks with lower-cost markets for amateurs. Black and white photographers tend to prefer pigmented inks . However, casual look on printed material  will reveal only small differences that may be assessed only by professionals and serious photographers

Pigment inks
pigment printing has gained much importance today and for some fibers (e.g. cellulose fibers) is by far the most commonly applied technique. Pigments can be used on almost all types of textile substrates and, thanks to increased performance of modern dyeing auxiliaries, it is now possible to obtain high-qualit printing using this technique.
The advantages of pigment printing are well known and the process has grown in popularity worldwide in recent years as it offers several advantages over other styles
of printing. These include brilliant prints with high light fastness, ease of application in color matching, flexibility in its applicability to natural and synthetic fibers and avoidance of the final wash off resulted in a complete elimination of any effluent disposal problems.
Uses of Pigment printing is wide range. The garments of the women which are made by cotton, polyester or viscose blends are printed by pigments if the medium color depths are needed. Decorative curtain, towels are printed by pigments. Pigment printing also used in bed linen, aprons, children’s garments, night wear   dresses, various cottons and cellulose materials.