ROQ to Perform Live DTG Demos at PRINTING United Expo, Powered by DuPont™ Artistri® Pigment Inks

ROQ will also lead the Panel on “DTF, Screen, and Digital Printing.”

WILMINGTON, Del. – ROQ US (, part of the European group ROQ International, producer of screen and digital printing, among other machines for textile and other industries, will use DuPont™ Artistri® water-based pigment inks in live demos in its booth at the PRINTING United (October 18-20), in Atlanta, USA. The show is one of the most comprehensive and dynamic events in the printing industry. It focuses on bringing the print community together to experience the latest technologies and applications.

Specialized in DTG (direct-to-garment) t-shirts printing, ROQ chose the Artistri® P6000 ink set paired with pre-treatment and color-protect chemistries from Artistri® digital inks portfolio from DuPont for the ROQ NOW demos scheduled on:

· Wed. Oct 18: 10am / 11:30am / 1pm / 2:30pm / 4pm
· Thu. Oct 19: 10am / 11:30am / 1pm / 2:30pm / 4pm

The Artistri® P6000 ink set was developed for direct-to-garment digital printing on cotton or cotton rich blends for a wide variety of apparel and specialty applications. The brilliant aqueous based ink can be used with printers equipped with piezoelectric printheads of high viscosity. It’s suitable for high quality samples, strikeoffs, or production printing.

Artistri® P6000 series ink is formulated with proprietary DuPont™ dispersion and polymer technology and is compatible with industry standard heat tunnel for drying and curing. Ink and pretreatment work together to achieve maximum results and throughput.

“The perfect result of printing with Artistri® P6000 Pigment Ink is achieved with the use of DuPont stain-free pretreatment and the color-protect chemistries”, explained Gary Weyman, EMEA Business Leader for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks.

Ross Hunter, President for ROQ US added, “Using DuPont’s stain-free pre-treatment enables little to no maintenance on the spray nozzles. So now printers don’t have to worry about blocked nozzles, and damaged prints. This technology provides a more comfortable hand-feel on the garment. When combined with the color protector, best-in-class wash fastness is achieved.”

The ROQ NOW is the only system that prints white without the usual nozzle blockage issues associated with DTG white inks. White station prints easily using specialized printers and recirculating dyes. With the Artistri® DTG inks series in combination with CMYK+2 it allows printers to have an expanded gamut and create beautiful bright prints that are unique in printing. Ross said, “DTG printers can not only achieve beautiful prints but be more productive, printing over 200 unique prints per hour with the ROQ NOW.”

ROQ will also lead the panel “DTF, Screen, and Digital Printing”, on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, that will bring industry experts together to discuss and answer audience questions on how these technologies differ from each other and the role they play in the future of apparel decoration. Scott Donovan, Americas Sales Manager from DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks, will participate in this panel discussion.

Printing United Expo

Dates October 18-20

Place Atlanta in Georgia, USA