On the heels of its release of the DTG G4 direct to garment printer, DTG Digital has announced a new ink set custom made for the printer.
“We’re even more impressed with the results of this new G4 DTG Ink set than we thought we’d be,” says European operations manager Roderick Verweij. “Our engineers and chemists have worked hand in hand to produce inks and pre-treats carefully formulated for the G4’s ink delivery system and the research has paid off in amazing looking prints that last”.
The CMYK and White, delivered via cartridge for consistency, are tuned specifically to work with the G4 printer. Coupled with new pre-treats that offer softer hand feel, greater wash-ability and easier application, the DTG G4 chemistry set “simply outperform”.
The ink itself has a higher viscosity with less surface tension than previous DTG branded inks. The inks produce high quality prints with an industry first in colour gamut, while it takes advantage of the hardware configuration to reduce maintenance. Product manager Jerry Erich comments: “There’s no air in the ink delivery to the print head nozzle plates, enabling more reliable and predictable printing results without the maintenance levels currently seen in the market and we adapted the WIMS system for white ink management for the G4 DTG printer which greatly contributes to preventing settling. It’s just great engineering and a great ink set to match”.
The main features of the new DTG ink set include less white ink settling; higher viscosity for continued ink delivery to the nozzle plate; no dye migration in heat setting; lower cure times; less machine maintenance needed; better consistent colours batch to batch; latex derivative formulation; superior wash fastness and dry and wet rub; and a soft hand feel.