DuPont introduces Artistri Brite P5500 for DTG Inks

Artistri P5500 ink gives high-quality and durable prints

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DuPont has recently launched the new series, Artistri Brite P5500 ink set for DTG Inks
DuPont has recently launched the new series, Artistri Brite P5500 ink set for DTG Inks Photo: DTG

DuPont introduces the new series for its pigment inks portfolio, DuPont Artistri Brite P5500, at ISS Long Beach, CA (21-23 January 2022). Artistri P5500 ink is specially designed for DTG printers (direct to garment), decorators, and fulfillment houses who want to transition to or expand their digital printing operations and are looking to achieve high quality repeatedly, durable prints through a reliable, cost-effective printing process. 

The new Artistri P5500 set of ink colors delivers the same great color of P5000 but with improved wash fastness with both press or oven curing and faster curing times. Artistri P5590 white ink adds longer shelf life to its customer prized coverage effectiveness and stretchability. The high gamut volume aqueous-based ink set is designed to work in printers with low-viscosity piezo-electric printheads and is suitable for all direct-to-garment applications, including DTF (Direct to Film).

“Test results clearly show the advantage of DuPont Artistri P5500 Inks in shorter curing times, color gamut, and wash fastness”, said Stephen Richardson, general manager of Impression Technology. “In particular, the outstanding compatibility of these inks with our new printheads raises our expectations for use in various DTG digital textile printing products that will be introduced in the near future.”

With the DuPont Artistri P5500 ink set, printers will be able to tailor their ink usage to the application without compromising color, fastness, and repeatability. “We are delighted to deliver a full solution that helps enable leading printing performance in all the areas that contribute to our customers’ success brilliant and durable colors with less ink plus reduced curing times for oven and press while still delivering printing consistency and dependability to help lower operations and maintenance costs,” said Eric Beyeler, global marketing manager, DuPont Artistri Digital Inks.

Key features of DuPont Artistri P5500 ink set that benefit DTG printers 

  • Brilliant colors – gamut volume > 175,000
  • White coverage – L>92
  • Longer shelf life through improved redispersibility
  • Dark shirt wash fastness (after five washes at 45C) for press & oven cure > 4 (0-5 scale)

 

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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