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Creo Will Resell Xerox Digital Systems, While Xerox and Kodak Polychrome End Pact

(January 2004) posted on Wed Jan 14, 2004

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In the beginning of drop-on-demand wide-format inkjet printing, there was only one type of ink: aqueous dye.( The first superwide inkjets were more like digital sign-painting machines than today's drop-on-demand inkjets. Yes, they used solvent-based, pigmented inks, but instead of conventional inkjet printheads, they used digital "airbrush" technology to output graphics at resolutions in the 72 dpi range.) These water-based inks used easy-to-mix dyes as colorants to provide exceptionally wide color gamuts.