DuPont™ Artistri® Inks expands pigment inks portfolio at ITMA 2023
Launches Direct-to-Film (DTF) Inks for Inkjet Printing
Artistri® P1600 inks are ideal for DTF printers looking for a professionally printed product with consistent, vibrant colors on a variety of fabrics. Artistri® P1600 DTF ink set allows for profiling with reduced ink volume delivering both efficiency and productivity as equipment runs cleaner for longer. The versatility of the Artistri® P1600 is seen in different applications, from cotton, to blends and especially polyester, giving printers access to a high-quality ink product for printing on a choice of clothing materials.
Tucker Norton, General Manager for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks, said, “With Artistri® P1600 DTF inks, garment decorators will not only benefit from brightly printed fabrics, but these water-based inks can help contribute to their sustainability initiatives. P1600 inks were formulated using safer by design principles to assess and evaluate any potential environmental risks, are classified as non-hazardous under GHS and are HAPS (hazardous air pollutants) free. All this is possible through DuPont’s extensive ink formulation know-how, in combination with our best-in-class product stewardship and manufacturing to offer a compatible and reliable product that takes the quality of DTF printing to the next level.”
During the show, visitors will get to experience the print performance of Artistri® water-based inks through customer collaborations including live demos at the ColorJet booth as well as latest print design samples from BYDi and ROQ on display at the Artistri® stand. Experts from the Artistri® team will also discuss advancements in white inks that offer best-in-class opacity, stretch and a long shelf life.
For direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing, the booth will feature Artistri® P5500 pigment DTG inks and a wide RTR inks range including Artistri® P2700, P3600 pigment inks and Artistri® S1500 and S2500 dye sublimation inks.
Gary Weyman, EMEA Business Leader for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks, added, “Digital printing with pigment inks is gaining more space in textile printing due to minimal water usage which means a lower environmental footprint as it doesn't require steaming and washing steps in the printing process. It is our mission to develop ink innovations that support sustainability in textile printing and, since our pigment inks are granted the OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT certification with ZDHC MRSL Conformance Level 3, it helps enable safer work environments for textile printers. DuPont’s new ink developments strengthen our commitment to pigment inks as the sustainable choice and as our vision for the future of digital textile printing.”