Absorption refers to how much ink a type of paper absorbs. This factor affects the final appearance of printed material.

High absorption which usually occurs on uncoated papers such as Bond or Pulp, can lead to spread ink dots and result in a less sharp image with slightly muted colours.

Coated papers such as Silk and Gloss will absorb less ink creating a vibrant, high-quality image.

Selecting the appropriate paper with the right absorption rate is crucial for achieving desired print results.

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