To support sustainable growth of packaging, DuPont exhibited high performance water-based inkjet inks for commercial and packaging applications, including printing on coated or uncoated paper, corrugated and folding carton, and a full range of food compliant ink products.
For commercial and packaging printing applications, visitors at Printing Uited were also able to learn more about the Artistri® inks portfolio designed and customised to meet the specific printhead, printer and application requirements including food compliance, print quality, durability and print reliability.
For textile printing, DuPont highlighted Artistri® Brite P5500, the newest addition to its pigment inks for direct to garment (DTG) and direct to film (DTF) applications. The company’s booth also featured an extensive roll to roll (RTR) range including Artistri® Xite P2700 and P3600 pigment inks.
The new Artistri® P5500 ink set delivers improved wash fastness with both press or oven curing and with faster curing times. 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 colour, fastness and repeatability.
For RTR printers, Artistri® Xite P2700 pigment inks offer deep, rich blacks, outstanding colour saturation and superior durability, meeting the needs of quality conscious textile printers in apparel and home furnishings.
‘We are delighted to deliver a full solution that enables leading printing performance in all the areas that contribute to our textile customers’ success: brilliant and durable colours with less ink usage with reduced curing times while still delivering printing consistency and dependability to help lower operations and maintenance costs,’ said Robert Simpson, Americas Business Director, DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks. ‘We are leveraging global customer partnerships to develop ink solutions for label and flexible packaging printing as well.’