DuPont Artistri’s focus on textile printing inks at ITME 2022

Stand no H7P1, Hall 7 from 8-13 December at India Expo Center

DuPont is a manufacturer and an innovator in inkjet pigment inks for over 30 years. Photo DuPont

DuPont Artistri digital Inks is exhibiting a full portfolio of digital printing solutions at the India ITME 2022 show, which will be held from 8-13 December at the India Expo Center Greater Noida. The company will be present at stand no. H7P1, Hall 7.

DuPont is a manufacturer and an innovator in inkjet pigment inks for over 30 years, from home and office to digital textile and commercial printing inks and is now developing digital inkjet inks for packaging applications.

DuPont Artistri offers a full solution that enables leading printing performance in all the areas that contribute to textile customers’ success: brilliant and durable colors with less ink usage with reduced curing times, while still delivering printing consistency and dependability to help lower operations and maintenance costs.

For textile printing, DuPont will highlight the Artistri  Brite P5500, the newest addition to its pigment inks for DTG (direct-to-garment) and DTF (direct-to-film) applications. The booth will feature an extensive RTR (roll-to-roll) range, including the Artistri Xite P2700 and P3600 pigment inks. 

The new Artistri P5500 ink set provides improved wash fastness with both press or oven curing and with faster curing times. The Artistri P5590 white ink offers the opacity and stretch that customers value along with longer shelf life. This high gamut volume aqueous-based inks package is designed to work in printers with low-viscosity piezo-electric printheads and is suitable for all DTG applications, including DTF printing. With the Artistri P5500, printers will be able to tailor their ink usage to the application without compromising on color, fastness, and repeatability.

For RTR printers, the Artistri Xite P2700 pigment inks offer a best-in-class color gamut with deep, rich blacks, outstanding color saturation, and superior durability, meeting the needs of quality-conscious textile printers in apparel and home furnishings.

Across industries, brand owners and printers/converters are focused on improving the sustainability of their printing solutions while maintaining a high level of quality and productivity. The Artistri aqueous pigment inks are a key asset for digital printing customers looking for short runs, customization, and a shortened supply chain while addressing the demand for sustainability.

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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