Absorbancy

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

A property of any porous material, such as paper, to absorb a fluid, be it ink, water, oil, or other substance. A paper’s degree of ink absorbency varies according to the type of ink to be printed on it. Its moisture absorbency varies according to its filler content, the degree of sizing, and its finish. See Ink Absorbency and Moisture Content.