Sun Chemical is presenting its portfolio of SunTex textile inkjet inks to the interior decoration and home furnishings markets at Heimtextil 2017.
SunTex Encore is a multi-colour ink set that combines CMYK, red, green, blue and grey which is suitable for pigmented textile inkjet inks. According to the manufacturers, SunTex Encore also delivers very good adhesion to a range of substrates including natural and synthetic textile fabrics such as cotton, viscose, silk and poly-cottons. In addition, its wash and wet-rub resistance as well as its high levels of durability to colour and light fading makes SunTex Encore particularly suited to the printing of a range of soft furnishings and interior décor applications.
James Gould, product manager, digital aftermarket at Sun Chemical commented: “Inkjet is definitely growing in popularity for use with home furnishings and interior décor applications due to its quick turnaround times and ability to provide customised designs, trending colours and seasonal designs. This highly versatile ink benefits from the cost-efficient and flexible production capabilities of inkjet print technology, which eliminates the need for additional and complex post treatment processes. This increases output, reduces additional finishing costs and also allows for the cost effective production of bespoke or personalised applications as well as enabling smaller print runs to take advantage of changing fashion and seasonal trends.”
At Heimtextil, Sun Chemical also displayed SunTex Sonata - a series of dye sublimation transfer inks and disperse-dye direct print inks for polyester and polyester-rich substrates. And SunTex Concerto RDE - a range of reactive dye inks for direct printing onto natural fabrics such as cotton, viscose, silk and wool.
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