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DuPont Introduces Dye Sublimation Ink

Apparel producers seeking an ink that will step up their productivity are in luck.

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) announced the launch of Artistri Xite S1500 dye sublimation ink Wednesday, which the Wilmington, Delaware-based company claims to offer product consistency, jetting reliability and color print performance.

“This is an ink that delivers what our customers expect from DuPont—exceptional color saturation, printing efficiency and innovation,” said Eric Beyeler, global marketing manager of digital inks. “This is the next step as we continue to build our portfolio and meet the growing needs of the digital textile market.”

DuPont’s new digital ink offering—which is intended for printing on polyester textile substrates—is designed to work with coated dye sublimation papers, meeting the needs of textile printers in such areas as garment decoration, fast fashion and couture, point of purchase signage and trade booth construction.

“Artistri Xite S1500 achieves exceptional color standards with deep, rich blacks and outstanding color saturation. It also offers excellent jetting characteristics, which means less cleaning and ink waste, lower down time on press and a more trouble-free workflow. The quality control and manufacturing expertise from DuPont ensures that the ink the user purchases will be consistent and predictable batch-to-batch,” said technical marketing manager Ken Hogrefe.

The dye sublimation inks are available in a variety of pre-packaged amounts, from 2 liter bottles to 200 liter drums, and come in cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

The Xite S1500 introduction follows the launch earlier this year of new and improved Artistri inks that promise to deliver brighter colors, shorter production cycles and higher production throughout for direct-to-garment and roll-to-roll digital printing. Among these are Brite, Acid Dye (for printing on nylon, wool, silk and nylon/elastane blends), Disperse Dye, Pigment (cotton or cotton-rich blends), Reactive Dye (for printing on cotton and other cellulosic materials) and Solar Brite (primarily for printing on SolarMax UV-resistant fabrics).