Every time I print a page with my inkjet printer, knowing that it literally "jets" ink all over the sheet, I'm baffled by how it's immediately dried. I cannot smudge it with my fingers even if I try. They can be instantly stacked on top of each other without anything coming off. Even large photos covering the entire standard A4 page with ink, it's still somehow all dry. It just looks wet for a bit. But it isn't really.
How did they achieve this fancy "insta-drying" ink? How long has this existed? Is this how ink always behaves? I thought it was infamous for making a mess constantly back in the day?