I really can't figure out which system to go with. I know for a fact there is a difference between the two types of ink systems. To summarize:
Dye: Vibrant and rich colors, excellent glossy prints
Pigment: Perfect grays and black&whites, long lasting
Those are general qualities, and I just have to wonder if they hold true anymore? Especially in the case of pigment inks. Is it true that new pigment color inks, like the one found on the Pixma 9500Pro, match Dye color prints, from the 9000 Pro for example?
If that is true, I guess there is really no advantage left for using Dye inks except for printing on gloss paper, which bigs the question is glossy paper that good, does it justify holding on to a lesser ink system? Beyond personal preference, what are the advantages of glossy paper?
It used to be (or at least I understood it that way) that Dye inks colors resembled more closely how pictures looked on monitors. Where as pigment inks colors were beautiful but looked like the traditional colors one often finds in high quality magazines and coffee table books.
Sorry if I am asking too many question, but where I am living right now I have no way to check both systems in real life, Therefore, please share with me your experience.
Thanks in advance!