DuPont has launched a new ink for the EFI Reggiani Renoir digital textile printers.
The Artistri PK2600 is a pigment ink designed primarily for cotton textile roll-to-roll printing that, according to EFI, shows performance comparable to reactive ink results. EFI also says that the ink has been shown to work well on a number of fabrics that cannot be printed with reactive inks including polyesters, viscose, cotton/polyester blends and non-woven materials.
There’s no need for steaming or washing production steps so job turnaround should be reasonably fast while water and chemical usage and costs are minimised.
The ink will be demonstrated at the ITMA show in Milan this week.