Europe’s Armor Industrial Inks Lab launches ARStyle

Armor Industrial Inks has launched a new range of aqueous aqueous for Direct To Film (DTF). The range is aimed at the textile industry and specifically cotton applications. It includes five colours: cyan, magenta and yellow. These aqueous coloured inks can be used with a variety of EPSON printheads. Lastly, they have been certified OEKOTEX.

Standard 100 is a worldwide uniform system for testing, evaluating and limiting harmful substances. It is used by OEKOTEX to certify textile safety. Standard 100 by OEKOTEX – tested for harmful substances – is a label that can be applied to products like ARStyle Inks.

“Our inks go beyond the functionality of the inks; they are also designed to meet the creative requirements of fashion companies. Our inks have a wide range of vibrant colours and excellent colour retention properties. This adds a special touch to the designs making them eye-catching and visually appealing. Whether printing in on cotton, or synthetic cotton blend fabrics, our inks deliver outstanding results, ensuring that your fashion creations stand out from the crowd,” Tom Strähnz, managing director A2i Germany, said.

In addition to the four CMYK colours, A2i’s R&D team has focused on white, advancing technological progress through the use of advanced water-based polymers, the company said in a press release.

“White is essential for textile applications. As a backdrop on fabric, white plays a crucial role in the brightness and clarity of colours. ARStyle’s White is more stable than the average, so we gave it special attention. It also makes it easier to prepare for reprinting. Stability of the white ink allows for a faster restart after production interruptions. Whether it is a short break or an extended pause, users can rely on the reliability of our white ink to maintain consistent performance and minimise disruption to workflow,” Giovanni Manca, Head of Ink Development, said.

A2i conducted its own tests, adapted to the ISO 6330 method – Textiles: Domestic washing and drying for textile testing. And the results show that colour loss after 10 washes at 40°C for a 150min cycle is minimal compared to five competitors.

“Our inks have properties that allow colours to last longer. This not only helps with quality and aesthetics, but it also contributes to sustainability.” The consumers will keep their garment much longer, which is essential in a world where the consumption of garments is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases,” Strähnz concluded.

The company will be participating in FESPA international trade fair in Munich from May 23-26, 2023.

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