At ITMA DuPont Artistri®, specialised in digital inkjet inks with over 30 years of experience, launched the Artistri P1600 direct-to-film (DTF) pigment inks.

Artistri P1600 inks are ideal for DTF printers looking for a professionally printed product with consistent, vibrant colors on a variety of fabrics (from cotton, to blends and especially polyester). The ink set allows for profiling with reduced ink volume, delivering both efficiency and productivity as equipment runs cleaner for longer.

With Artistri P1600 DTF inks, garment decorators will not only benefit from brightly printed fabrics, but these water-based inks can help contribute to their sustainability initiatives.

P1600 inks were formulated using safer by design principles to assess and evaluate any potential environmental risks, are classified as non-hazardous under GHS and are HAPS (hazardous air pollutants) free.

All this is possible through DuPont’s extensive ink formulation know-how, to offer a compatible and reliable product.Tucker Norton, General Manager for DuPont Artistri Digital Inks

For direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing, the booth featured Artistri P5500 pigment DTG inks and a wide RTR inks range including Artistri P2700, P3600 pigment inks and Artistri S1500 and S2500 dye sublimation inks.

ITMA experience

During the show, visitors got to:

  • experience the print performance of Artistri water-based inks through customer collaborations, including live demos at the ColorJet booth as well as latest print design samples from BYDi and ROQ on display at the Artistri stand;
  • discuss advancements in white inks that offer best-in-class opacity, stretch and a long shelf life, with experts from the Artistri team.

Digital printing with pigment inks is gaining more space in textile printing due to minimal water usage, which means a lower environmental footprint as it doesn’t require steaming and washing steps in the printing process.

It is our mission 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, it helps enable safer work environments for textile printers.Gary Weyman, EMEA Business Leader for DuPont Artistri Digital Inks