If you are looking for an affordable dye based ink for printing film positives / negatives on your ink jet printer Gorilla Film Positive Ink is what you are looking for. We have formulated this ink to specifically compete against lower quality, less expensive dye inks our competitors sell. Don't let the price fool you this is a high quality ink that is formulated right here in the USA. It's second to only our Film Direct Signature ink. It is specifically designed to block the light from your exposure system. It also works well with all black ink solutions.
Gorilla Film Positive Ink highlights:
- Works with both waterproof and non-waterproof film
- Compatible with Epson and Canon Inkjet printers*
- Works in both desktop and large format printers
- Works with most exposure units. If you're using a high output LED or metal halite unit 2k and up we recommend using our FD UV blocking dye black ink.
- 4 year shelf life
What's the difference between the Gorilla Dye Black and the FD Dye Black?
Both are formulated to block the UV spectrum of light from your exposure unit. And both do an amazing job, however our signature FD dye black ink is formulated with a higher content of the UV blocking chemical. Our FD dye ink will take on the most intense exposure units where is our Gorilla ink was designed for lower wattage exposure units like florescent black lights or lower wattage metal halite in the sub 1k range. We've tested Gorilla ink on LED and 5k exposure units and it works but the FD dye black ink will work better giving you a higher quality stencil.
Is it compatible with the FD Dye Black ink?
Yes, the Gorilla ink is compatible with our FD dye black ink as well as Ryonet's Black Max and All Black Ink Systems inks. If you currently have dye ink in your printer it's safe to put this ink in behind it without flushing it. If you're running a pigment ink or not sure of what ink you're running it would be a good idea to flush the line after you install the ink.
Before I switched to Gorilla Ink in my Canon ix6820, my highlights always had a slight color tint to them. Using Gorilla Ink to make my digital negatives for gum printing (3 color photo printing process from early 1900s) has ready added contrast to my final prints.