Kornit Digital has announced a new series of digital inks that is designed for use with all of its direct-to-garment systems. The new NeoPigmentTM Pure formulation is designed as an "organic evolution" of their existing NeoPigment process and provides benefits such as increased vivacity, an improved hand feel and a more opaque and smooth reproduction of white, says the company.
Kornit Digital’s NeoPigment Pure ink comprises of CMYK plus red, green and white and is formulated to supersede their existing ink families by providing color standards that are closer to ideal LAB values. Improved overall smoothness resulting in an increased gamut of more than 15 per cent, is accompanied by a deeper black (K), while the white ink has greater brightness and opacity with greater coverage.
With a refined hand feel, Pure ink offers reduced post-print odour, and is suitable for use on virtually all fabric types with the added benefits of 100 per cent sustainability and biodegradability. The ink is fully compliant with OekoTex 100 and is GOTS pre-approved.
The ink has also been designed to increase the performance of the Kornit Digital direct-to-garment systems’ print-heads with faster start-up and better reliability. The new ink also offers "better wash-fastness, a longer shelf life and the likelihood of waste is vastly reduced". Once commercially available, the new inks will be able to be used with all of Kornit’s direct-to-garment printing systems in the field, without any hardware changes.
“Kornit Digital’s policy is never to stand still but to continue with developments across all of its technologies in order to bring customers and new users the best pigmented ink technologies to combine with their Kornit direct-to-garment printers,” says Guy Zimmerman, Kornit’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
“Our new NeoPigment Pure inks respond to customer demand for refined characteristics that we’re able to offer with our NeoPigment process, and we now have the widest colour gamut in the industry, a velvety touch and the ultimate in white ink performance.”