DuPont introduces Artistri Xite P2700 Inks

New pigment inks for roll-to-roll digital textile printers

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DuPont's new Artistri water-based pigment ink for digital textile is available now Photo DuPont
DuPont's new Artistri water-based pigment ink for digital textile is available now Photo DuPont

Wilmington Delaware, 23 September 2020DuPont Image Solutions announced the new DuPont Artistri Xite P2700 series for its pigment Inks digital textile portfolio. Artistri P2700 is an innovative digital textile premium pigment ink formulated for mid-viscosity printheads, offering best-in-class color with deep, rich black and outstanding color saturation.

Due to the ink formulation, it delivers the quality needed for textile printers in home, furnishings, and apparel applications. DuPont and Creazioni Digitali, based in the province of Como, Italy, collaborated to test and optimize the printing process and quality of the printed fabric.

Durable water-based pigments

We are delighted to deliver brilliant colors with great wet and dry crock without compromising hand feel and the sustainability advantage of water-based pigment ink jet inks,” said Eric Beyeler, global inkjet marketing manager, DuPont Image Solutions.

Quality and durability of the printed fabric is what our customers trust us to deliver,” said Roberto Lucini, CEO Creazioni Digitali, “With DuPont Artistri Xite P2700 inks, we can meet the crock fastness requirements our customers expect, print vibrant colors with reliable jetting performance and all this with the low environmental footprint of digital pigment inks.”

Key features that benefit roll-to-roll printers:

Jetting reliability

2A Wash fastness 4-5; Dry crock ≥ 4; Wet crock ≥ 3.5

High color saturation

Better lightfastness for Y

Colors: CMYK ORBGV (light cmk)

We are very pleased to see how DuPont Artistri Xite P2700 pigment ink is helping Creazioni Digitali and their customers succeed in a very competitive textile marketplace. Creazioni Digitali has always set the standard for printed fabrics and it is a great compliment to have P2700 be selected for their digital textile fabric offering. We look forward to continuously support Creazioni Digitali and their customer’s business success,” said Jan Scharfenberg, EMEA business director, DuPont Image Solutions.

Artistri Xite P2700 is now available for sale. To find out more, please visit https://www.dupont.com/products/artistri-pigment-inks.html

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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