DuPont Artistri Brings Pigment Ink Innovations To Printing United

DuPont will showcase the colors of digital printing at Printing United Expo, which takes place in Atlanta from October 18-20, 2023.

DuPont will be exhibiting its Artistri digital pigment inkjet inks for textile, commercial and packaging applications on its booth C553, including the Artistri DTF (Direct-to-Film) pigment inkset, which was recently launched in Milan, Italy, at the ITMA.

Artistri inks P1600 are the perfect choice for DTF Printers that want to print a product that is professionally printed with vibrant colors and consistent color on different fabrics.

“Garment decorators will benefit from brightly printed fabrics while contributing to their brands’ sustainability goals as the Artistri P1600 were formulated using safer-by-design principles to assess and evaluate potential health and environmental risks,” said Robert Simpson, Americas business leader for DuPont Artistri Digital Inks.

“They are classified as non-hazardous under US GHS (Globally Harmonized System) and are made without intentional introductions of HAPS (hazardous air pollutants). All this is possible through our extensive ink formulation know-how, in combination with our best-in-class product stewardship and manufacturing to offer a compatible and reliable product that takes the quality of DTF printing to the next level.”

Visitors will be able to see the performance of Artistri Digital Inks during the show through a partnership with Cobraflex. A DTF printer will be running on the Artistri stand throughout the event. DuPont and ROQ are collaborating on the direct-to-garment (DTG) front. They will be doing live demonstrations at their booth C747 exploring the ROQ Now.

ROQ will print live at the show, using Artistri DTG water-based pigment inks and Artistri color-protection chemistries.

Sustainability is core to DuPont’s innovation strategy and at the booth the DuPont team will display beautiful design samples on sustainable printed fabrics from Greentex and Artistri water-based pigment inks. The company supplies fabrics produced with polyester PCR (post-consumption resin), a result of the collection and recycling of PET bottles, that were printed later with Artistri® water-based pigment inks.

“This combination delivers a lower environmental footprint as the pigment printing process uses less energy and less water compared to other types of digital textile inks,” explained Gabriela Kim, global marketing manager for Artistri Digital Inks.

“We are committed to develop ink innovations that support sustainability in textile printing. Since our pigment inks are granted the OEKO-TEX ECO PASSPORT certification, with ZDHC MRSL Conformance Level 3, as well as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, it helps enable safer work environments for textile printers,” Kim added. “DuPont’s new ink developments strengthen our commitment to pigment inks as the sustainable choice and as our vision for the future of textile digital printing.”

DuPont Artistri technologies for digital inks are used across a variety of commercial and packaging segments. These include book printing, general commercial applications, corrugated and other packaging. DuPont Artistri digital ink technologies deliver brilliant image quality and durability while providing consistent jetting.