Reactive inks. Better performance on all natural fibers

Having the right ink that allows for high-quality and durable prints is essential. Reactive inks enable this need for printing textiles, commonly used for cotton and viscose. 

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Main advantages

  • Extreme deep black color intensity
  • Stable color quality because of high wash fastness
  • Suitable for the fashion and home-textile industries


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Most important benefits of reactive inks

Reactive inks are a type of ink used in textile printing processes. These inks are specifically designed to bond chemically with natural fibers, such as cotton and viscose.  When the textiles are being steamed, this chemical reaction makes sure that the color molecules are bonded to the fiber, resulting in vibrant and durable prints.

This type of ink is particularly favored for its ability to create intricate and detailed designs on textiles while maintaining good color fastness and high wash fastness. They are often used in applications requiring high-quality, long-lasting prints, such as fashion textiles, home textiles, and other fabric-based products. Reactive inks have the most extensive range of products from entry-level to premium luxury fashion level. 

In short, the 3 most important benefits are:

  • High color quality
  • High wash fastness
  • Ideal for fashion
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 reactive inks

Using reactive inks in your printing process is done with five steps:

Step 1: Pre-treatment 
Prepare fabric by applying a pre-treatment.

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

Step 3: Steam
Ink fixation into the fabric.

Step 4: Wash
Wash off remaining pre-treatment and ink residue.

Step 5: Finish (optional)
Apply post-treatment and finalize result.

Print workflow
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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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