Heimtextile which opens its doors on the 12-15th January 2016 in Frankfurt is becoming a major show for all things textile.
Making its debut appearance at the show is Velvet Jet, a Bordeaux Digital PrintInk division for textile printing inks, developed the industry’s first pigment ink that prints on all fabrics with one simple process.
The new water based pigment ink encompasses high quality characteristics including uniform coverage for quality prints on any type of fabric while preserving of the natural feel of fabrics. In addition, the ink requires only a single pretreatment to all different fabrics, thus significantly simplifying the nonprinting process, while the fact there is no post treatment to the ink shortens the entire process and significantly reduces electricity and water consumption.
Ink attributes such as 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. “This pigment ink created a huge interest at ITMA as the fashion, apparel, footwear, decorative and industrial textile markets recognize the huge business potential Velvet jet can bring.” Textile manufacturers and integrators will now have the ability to provide new, simpler solutions to their customers, while reducing overall printing costs and eliminating the multiple production lines needed for printing different fabrics.
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.
VelvetJet (Velvet Jet is the textile inks division of Bordeaux Digital Printink.)