Pigment inks. Sustainable printing on a wide variety of fabrics

More and more printers require high-quality, long-lasting prints with accurate color reproduction. Pigment inks are well-suited for creating fine art prints and reproductions that need to maintain their quality and color integrity over time. Pigment ink is the most versatile ink chemistry as it works with all kinds of fabrics, including blended fabrics. 

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Main advantages

  • High light fastness, colors remain strong and bright when UV light shines through the fabric
  • Excellent runnabilty whilst achieving a wide color gamut
  • Reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need for steaming and washing
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Most important benefits of pigment inks

Pigment ink is commonly used in various printing applications, including textiles, graphics, and industrial printing. It is suitable for a wide variety of fabrics, but especially on blends. Unlike dye-based inks that dissolve into the printing medium, pigment inks contain solid particles of colorants that are suspended in a liquid carrier. These colorants have a high light fastness to environmental factors, making pigment inks a popular choice for applications where durability and longevity are essential. The formulations of our pigment inks are optimized to ensure a long printhead life without the risk of corrosion or blockage of the printheads.

Pigment inks are capable of producing a wide color gamut and accurate color reproduction. This means they can capture a broad range of hues and shades with high color accuracy. Eliminating the need for steaming and washing, pigment inks are more sustainable by reducing water and energy usage.

In short, the 3 most important benefits are:

  • High light fastness
  • High durability and longevity
  • High color accuracy and wide gamut
Main advantages
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Selection Guide for Digital Textile Ink

Select the type of ink that best suits your production process and excel in terms of quality and customer satisfaction . 

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Print workflow with pigment inks

Using Pigment inks in your printing process is done with four steps:

Step 1: Pre-treatment (optional)
Prepare fabric by applying a pre-treatment

Step 2: Print
Print your design with an inkjet printer equipped with pigment inks

Step 3: Cure
Polymerize the ink to the fabric

Step 4: Finish (optional)
Apply post treatment and finalize result


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Every printing process is different, and the same is true for the challenges you have. We’ve got you covered.

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