Velvet Jet, a Bordeaux Digital PrintInk division for textile ink solutions and the developer of the industry’s first pigment ink that prints on all fabrics, sets another major milestone. Velvet Jet inks passed the most rigorous level of testing and received the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approval. This is another proof for the high quality of this pigmented ink.
GOTS is recognized as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers and treatments. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Velvet Jet’s GOTS certification provides yet another credible assurance for textile manufacturers that its pigment ink are also the most ecological choice, while maintaining high quality characteristics including uniform coverage for quality prints on any type of fabric while preserving the natural feel of the fabrics.
Velvet Jet brings a true ecological solution for textile print shops. First, with its GOTS seal this allergenic-free, water based and safe to use ink, assures it is the most ecological ink to use for digital textile printing. In addition, with its single pretreatment to all types of fabrics there is no post treatment required, no need to steam and wash post printing, thus there are no wash and dry cycles. As a result there is a tremendous reduction in electricity and water consumption and the entire process is shorten.
Velvet jet’s rub and wash resistance are high even without any pretreatment to the fabric. When using Velvet Jet optimizer the test results are among the highest in the market with 5/5 wash and rub resistance and 7/8 color fastness.
“Velvet Jet is already making waves in the textile segments as it brings a true change to the industry. Velvet Jet’s pigment ink simplifies the complexity of the current digital textile printing.” Says Guy Evron, Marketing Director at VelvetJet. “With the latest GOTS certification we are also providing the assurance to our customers the use of our inks will benefit the environment and allow products to be marked as organic.”
As home textile, fashion, Décor and garment manufacturers are looking into digital printing process for easy and efficient processes, Velvet Jet ink, with the simple one ink-one process for all fabrics digital, is expected to dominate the textile printing arena.