Kornit Digital has launched a new-generation discharge ink for its Avalanche DC Pro direct-to-garment printing system. This gives a natural feel to digitally-printed garments, a key requirement for the fashion industry.
The new discharge ink is an improved, ready to use version that does not require special handling or mixing, and remains stable in the print-heads for up to a year. The Avalanche DC Pro has two additional print-heads through which the new discharge ink is applied to bleach the dye molecules of dark garments, providing a base for CMYK printing.
The system can apply flexible amounts of white ink in combination with the discharge ink for full opacity control.
Kobi Mann, Kornit’s Director of Application and Consumables Products, explained: “By drastically reducing the amount of white ink and eliminating the need for pre-treatment fluids, the Avalanche DC Pro expands printing capabilities and creates a competitive advantage in today’s demanding fashion-oriented market.”
The Kornit Avalanche DC Pro has been specifically designed for garment decorators looking to utilise digital printing within the high fashion market. It prints to a large 60 x 90 cm area. Support for the new ink will also be available as an upgrade kit for Kornit Avalanche systems with Spectra Nova heads.