ColorJet India Ltd, the largest Indian manufacturer of wide format digital printers showcased the finest digital printing textile solutions at ITMA Asia in Shanghai. Looking at the increasing tilt towards Pigment inks printing, ColorJet is displaying two of its latest technologies, the METRO and FABJET GRAND, both of which run on Pigment inks.
Wider variety, higher durability and a simpler post-treatment process is increasingly making Pigment inks the preferred choice of digital textile printers. Pigment inks also exhibit the highest degree of durability in colour and light fastness.
The pigment ink printing process does not need complex steaming and washing steps. Since the pigment ink is printed only on the top layer of the fabric without any chemical bonding, the textile fabric has to be only condensed at 150-170°C for a few minutes to fix the pigments.
Consequently, the pigment printing process requires significantly less water due to the omitted washing step and this is exactly what the Fabjet Grand delivers. Pigment inks are suitable for a wide range of fabrics including mixed and blended fabrics and for the first time, ColorJet offers a true solution, the FABJET GRAND for industrial usage in digital textile printing.
THE FABJET GRAND is a 3.2 metre direct to fabric printer and is an ideal to direct-to-fabric printing solution for creating large customised patterns for the home furnishings business. Heavy duty design with rigid structure makes the machine suitable for rigorous shop floor operating conditions.
The use of Fabjet Grand on pigment inks has shown remarkable benefits to users. Fabjet Grand has shown a reliable printing performance, >>P14