DuPont launches new pigment inks at Printing United, Dallas

Inks for DTG and RTR textile printing

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Dupont introduced Artistri P2700 textile inks at ITMA 2019
Dupont introduced Artistri P2700 textile inks at ITMA 2019

DuPont Advanced Printing displayed its newest range of inks for the growing digital textile market segment at Printing United, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

At the show, the company showcased its new Artistri P2700 pigment ink designed for roll-to-roll printing. Artistri P2700 is a medium viscosity ink that delivers good color saturation, soft hand feel and wet and dry crock fastness.

For direct-to-garment (DTG) printers, DuPont highlighted innovative pretreatment technology, which enables stain-free printing and superior hand feel on cotton/polyester blends. With new choices of gamut expanding colors as well as its new Color Series E, F and G pigment ink offerings for DTG printing, the company offers a range of DTG inks.

Artistri digital inks combine DuPont proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations resulting in brighter, more robust digital inks for digital printing. Artistri inks provide color consistency across production runs and over time. From DTG to roll-to-roll (RTR) application, DuPont inks are bright, richly colored and offer high durability.

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