Kodak launches KodaColor Film-to-Fabric Ink System

KodaColor FTF can be printed on a wide variety of fabrics

Kodak has launched KodaColor Film-to-Fabric Ink System for the printing industry
Kodak has launched KodaColor Film-to-Fabric Ink System for the printing industry

Eastman Kodak Company announces the launch of a new ink system for Film-to-Fabric (DTF) printing projects.

Film-to-Fabric ink systems can be used with most modified inkjet printers and involve three simple components – powder, film, and ink. The benefits of DTF, like the KodaColor FTF (Film-to-Fabric) System, include the ability to print on a wide variety of fabrics (for example – natural fabrics, polyester, nylon, rayon, blends, and cotton), less investment in hardware for a startup, and more flexibility to accept customer printing projects.

Kodak’s FTF ink system is the ideal solution for print shop owners

KodaColor Film-to-Fabric Ink System includes KodaColor Powder, KodaColor Film, and Ink specially designed for use in a film-to-fabric application. Customers with existing Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printers can use KodaColor DTG Inks with KodaColor Film and powder to add KodaColor FTF System to their offerings.

For fabric, print shop owners want high-quality prints without the expense of a full-fledged DTG fabric printing system or want to offer additional print projects on fabrics other than cotton to their customers, Kodak’s FTF ink system is the ideal solution.

Grant French, Kodak’s DTG and FTF product manager, said, “We are pleased to announce the entry of Kodak into this market, giving more customers access to a high-quality, lower-cost business option to create amazing, printed fabric projects.”


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