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1. (WO2018067286) INK COMPOSITIONS
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CLAIMS

What Is Claimed Is:

1 . An ink composition, comprising:

an aqueous liquid vehicle;

from 2 wt% to 7 wt% self-dispersed pigment dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle;

from 0.5 wt% to 5 wt% acidic polymeric binder particles having an acid number from 30 to 200 and a particle size from 1 nm to 100 nm dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle; and

from 0.1 wt% to 0.75 wt% monovalent salt solubilized in the aqueous liquid vehicle,

wherein the self-dispersed pigment to monovalent salt weight ratio in the ink composition is from 3: 1 to 50: 1.

2. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the self-dispersed pigment to monovalent salt weight ratio in the ink composition is from 4: 1 to 15:1 .

3. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the self-dispersed pigment is an ionized carbon black pigment that is dispersed by surface charged acidic polar groups, wherein the ionized carbon black pigment is not further sterically stabilized by a covalently attached polymer or oligomer.

4. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the monovalent salt is an inorganic monovalent salt having a molecular weight from 40 g/mol to 130 g/mol.

5. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the monovalent salt is present in the ink composition at from 0.25 wt% to 0.6 wt%.

6. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the acidic polymeric binder particles comprise a polyurethane polymer, an acrylate polymer, a urethane polymer, or a combination thereof.

7. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the monovalent salt is not a lithium salt, and wherein the ink composition further comprises lithium.

8. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the ink composition has a zeta potential from -30 mV to -5 mV.

9. The ink composition of claim 1 , wherein the ink composition has a zeta potential from -25 mV to -1 0 mV.

10. A method of printing, comprising inkjetting an ink composition from a fluid container through an inkjet printing orifice onto a surface of a porous media substrate, wherein the ink composition comprises from 2 wt% to 7 wt% self-dispersed pigment dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle, from 0.5 wt% to 5 wt% acidic polymeric binder particles having an acid number from 30 to 200 and a particle size from 1 nm to 100 nm dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle, and from 0.1 wt% to 0.75 wt% monovalent salt solubilized in the aqueous liquid vehicle.

1 1 . The method of claim 10, wherein the porous media substrate is an uncoated cellulose-based fibrous paper having a calcium chloride content of less than 2,500 μg/g of paper.

12. The method of claim 10, further comprising crashing and binding the self-dispersed pigment at the surface of the porous media substrate, wherein the self-dispersed pigment is charge stabilized while in the fluid container, and when the ink composition is printed on the porous media substrate, the aqueous liquid vehicle is absorbed in the porous media substrate thus increasing the ionic strength of the monovalent salt around the self-dispersed pigment and causing the self-dispersed pigment to crash at the surface of the porous media substrate without contact with a separate crashing agent.

13. The method of claim 10, wherein the self-dispersed pigment is an ionized carbon black pigment that is dispersed by surface charged acidic polar groups, wherein the ionized carbon black pigment is not further sterically stabilized by a covalently attached polymer or oligomer.

14. The method of claim 10, wherein the monovalent salt is an inorganic monovalent salt having a molecular weight from 40 g/mol to 130 g/mol and is present in the ink composition at from 0.25 wt% to 0.6 wt%.

15. The method of claim 10, wherein the ink composition has a zeta potential from -30 mV to -5 mV.