Inks for textiles printing

Sun Chemical to showcase full portfolio of inks for screen and inkjet printing for textile printing at FESPA 2017.

Sun Chemical will present its range of four SunTex textile inkjet inks optimised for Epson print-heads. Delivering improved ink consumption when compared to leading competitors, SunTex inks are specifically formulated to enable high-speed and long print runs.

Included in the product range is SunTex Sonata DTE, a transfer dye sublimation ink series for printing polyester sport garments. This ink has been awarded the Oeko-Tex EcoPass, enabling printers to achieve the Oeko-Tex 100 printed garment certification. Also part of the range is SunTex Sonata DDE, a dye sublimation ink developed to meet the key requirements of direct print to polyester fabrics, delivering excellent ‘show-through’ properties for double-sided output such as flags and banners. SunTex Sonata DDE also offers excellent wash and bleed fastness, a critical feature for outdoor printed fabric applications.

Sun Chemical will also be presenting its innovative SunTex Encore PDE pigment ink. Encore PDE is the result of many years of R&D and is formulated to deliver improved colour vibrancy, while maintaining excellent wash and wet-rub resistance. Encore PDE can be printed directly onto both natural and synthetic textile fabrics, such as cotton, viscose, silk and polycotton, which are widely used for interior decoration and home furnishing.

Completing the range is SunTex Concerto RDE, a reactive dye ink series that delivers excellent colour vibrancy when printing directly to fabrics, such as silk and cotton, while maintaining the soft ‘feel’ or ‘hand’, a key requirement for clothing garments.

Sun Chemical will also have print demonstrations showing the excellent performance of Sonata DTE inks on the booth. The printer will also showcase the latest ECOPROISU ink pouch system developed to enable extended running and greater economy.

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