Pigment Based Inkjet Cartridges

For best results when printing on most of our inkjet printable labels we suggest that you use Pigment Based Inks instead of Dye Based Inks. Using Pigment Based Inks is actually a requirement when printing on our White PolyGloss inkjet labels and our Clear Glossy Inkjet Labels. Most of our label products have a special top coating that when used with pigment based inks form a bond that helps "merge" the inks into the coating, creating a smudge proof label. Or as in the case of our White PolyGloss Labels, an extremely water-resistant label.

The exception to this rule is with Primera Roll label printers. Our research has found that the opposite is true and Dye based inkjet work best as opposed to Pigment based inks.

So how do you know if your printer is using Pigment or Dye based inks?

For starters we always suggest requesting samples so you can try out for printing quality, how the adhesive adheres to your product and just the overall look. Samples can be requested by visiting our Contact Us page.

You can also use our handy Inkjet Printer & Cartridge Guide found below. We value your feedback so if you discover that our information is incorrect or if you have printer that is older and/or not on our list, please send us an email and we'll add the results.

Brother® Inkjet Printers

Printer Mfg   Model #   Pigment Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
Brother 
 
 All
 
None
None
According to information on Brother's website, "Brother ink contains carefully selected dyes, penetrates, water and other material especially to meet the specifications of your Brother product, ensuring smooth and reliable operation of the print head".

Canon® Inkjet Printers


Cartridges beginning in PG are Pigment based and CL or CLI are Dye based.

 
Printer Mfg   Model #   Pigment Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
Canon
 
PIXMA Pro 100
 
None
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MG2120
 
PG-240
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MG3520
 
PG-240
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MG4220
 
PG-240
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MG8220
 
PGI-225
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MP280
 
PG-210
None
Canon
 
PIXMA MP560
 
PG-210
None

Epson® Inkjet Printers


Any DURABrite Ultra pigment ink (smudge, fade and water resistant) will work. Also, Epson Claria Hi-Definition Inks work.

 
Printer Mfg   Model #   Pigment Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
Epson
 
Expression XP-300
 
T200120
T200220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
Expression XP-400
 
T200120
T200220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
Expression XP-410
 
T200120
T200220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 30
 
T068120
T069220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 545
 
126/127
126/127
Epson
 
WorkForce 2530
 
T200120
T200220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 2540
 
T200120
T200220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 3520
 
126/127
126/127
Epson
 
WorkForce 3540
 
126/127
126/127
Epson
 
WorkForce 4530
 
T676XL120
T676XL220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 4540
 
T676XL120
T676XL220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
WorkForce 7510
 
126/127
126/127
Epson
 
WorkForce 7520
 
126/127
126/127
Epson
 
WorkForce M1560
 
T223120
 
Epson
 
Stylus C88+
 
T060120
T060220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
Stylus Photo R380
 
77/78
77/78
Epson
 
Stylus Photo R2000
 
T159120 or T159820
T159220, 320 & 420
Epson
 
Artisan Series
 
All Claria Inks Work
All Claria Inks Work

HP® Inkjet Printers

Printer Mfg   Model #   Pigment Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
HP
 
Deskjet 1000
 
61
None
HP
 
Deskjet 1010
 
61
None
HP
 
Deskjet 2540
 
61
None
HP
 
Deskjet 3510
 
61
None
HP
 
Deskjet 3520
 
61
None
HP
 
Envy 120
 
60
None
HP
 
Envy 4500
 
61
None
HP
 
Envy 5530
 
61
None
HP
 
Officejet 4620
 
564
None
HP
 
Officejet 4630
 
61
None
HP
 
Officejet 6100
 
932
933
HP
 
Officejet 6600
 
932
933
HP
 
Officejet 6700
 
932
933
HP
 
Officejet 7110
 
932
933
HP
 
Officejet 7610
 
932
933
HP
 
Officejet Pro 251
 
950
951
HP
 
Officejet Pro 276
 
950
951
HP
 
Officejet Pro X451
 
970
971
HP
 
Officejet Pro X551
 
970
971
HP
 
Officejet Pro 8100
 
950
951
HP
 
Officejet Pro 8600
 
950
951
HP
 
Photosmart 5520
 
564
None
HP
 
Photosmart 6520
 
564
None
HP
 
Photosmart 7520
 
564
None

Kodak® Inkjet Printers

Printer Mfg   Model #   Pigment Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
Kodak
 
ESP 3.2
 
30
30
Kodak
 
ESP C315
 
30
30
Kodak
 
EasyShare 5100
 
10
10
Kodak
 
EasyShare 5300
 
10
10
Kodak
 
EasyShare 5500
 
10
10
Kodak
 
Hero 4.2
 
30
30
Kodak
 
Hero 5.1
 
30
30
Kodak
 
Hero 9.1
 
10
10

Primera® Roll Inkjet Printers


Our research has found that our ViVidGloss and PolyGloss labels work best using Dye based inks instead of the Pigment based inks on the Primera printers.
Printer Mfg   Model #   Dye Based Cartridge #
        Black Color
Primera
 
LX400
 
53377
53335
Primera
 
LX800 / 810
 
53377
53335
Primera
 
LX900
 
53425
53422, 3 & 4
Primera
 
CX1000
 
57401
57402, 3 & 4