DuPont - 6/7/2008
New Reactive Dye Ink Set Added to DuPont Artistri Ink Offering
DuPont Digital Printing announced the addition of a new reactive dye ink set to its portfolio of Artistri digital
textile inks at the drupa 2008 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall 8b, Stand B23).
Artistri R500 series reactive dye ink is specifically designed for use in low viscosity, piezo-electric printheads
and is suitable for high-quality, short to medium production runs on rayon and cotton fabrics.
"This ink set has been developed to expand upon the range of solutions Artistri can offer apparel printers and
manufacturers," said Michael Lazzara, global business manager—DuPont Artistri. "Like our other Artistri ink
products, R500 inks are formulated using DuPont science, inkjet printing system experience and over 70
years of innovation and expertise in textile fibers to provide superior results for digital textile printing."
The inks can be fixed by the various methods of fixation typically used in conventional printing with reactive
dyes and provide high crock, washfastness, and perspiration tolerance, making them ideal for apparel
The Artistri ink offering also includes:
Artistri 500 series acid dye inks designed for use in printheads that require lower viscosity inks for applications
on silk and nylon/elastane blends.
Artistri P5000 series pigment inks, also designed for use in printheads that require lower viscosity inks, for
printing on cotton or cotton rich blends for a wide variety of direct-to-garment apparel and specialty applications.
Artistri 700 series acid, disperse and reactive dye and pigment inks designed for use in printheads that require
medium viscosity inks for printing on popular textile materials for a wide range of applications.