For excellent smudge, water and fade resistant prints

Epson DURABrite Ultra Pigment Ink


What is it?
Ideal for affordable, everyday black text or colour printing on plain paper, Epson DURABrite Ultra is a special pigment ink that gives users the benefits of rich, vibrant prints that are extremely durable as well.  


Rich, vibrant black text, bright colour prints
Unlike the colourants in dye-based ink, Epson DURABrite Ultra pigment ink is composed of black or coloured particles that are water-insoluble and coated with a special resin to help them adhere to the media better. So, these particles are able to “rest” on the surface of even porous materials like plain paper, making prints look sharp and detailed, with rich black text or colours and without ink bleeds.

With ink droplets of the same size, Epson DURABrite Ultra pigment inks have a smaller spread into the fibers of plain paper compared to dye-based inks, resulting in sharper looking text and images





Smudge and Water Resistant
Epson DURABrite Ultra’s water-insoluble pigment particles and their strong adherence to media also make prints smudge and water resistant immediately after printing!

 Epson DURABrite Ultra overview

Fade Resistant
Prints using Epson DURABrite Ultra ink have a fade resistance of 120 years, even on plain or matte paper without special coating. This allows documents to be used or archived for a long period of time.


Epson DURABrite Ultra videos

Quick Drying

Smudge Resistance

Water Resistance



To learn more, download the Epson DURABrite Ultra White Paper here.

Summary of Epson ink technologies

 Ink Type

Ideal Applications


 Print Samples


Everyday printing of text documents and graphic details on plain and matte paper

Sharp text and vibrant colour prints on virtually any media that are also smudge, fade and water resistant


Best for printing high quality photographs on on photo paper or specialty media

Greater colour gamut with six specialised dye based inks for photograph printing

Excellent print quality on glossy photo paper


Printing of professional graphic art, high quality photographs and commercial proofs

Extremely high colour accuracy for professional photo / graphic arts / proofing prints