Kornit Digital has a new-generation discharge ink for the Kornit Avalanche DC Pro direct-to-garment printing system. This solution creates unique digitally printed garments that have a natural feel when touched, which is what the fashion industry is looking for, according to the company. This they say enables garment decorators to expand into new markets and achieve higher revenues and margins.
Kornit Digital has over 10 years experience in developing hardware, software and proven NeoPigmentTM inks for garment decorators. This heritage has enabled the company to create this integrated digital discharge solution - the 'only industrial solution that combines the advantages of digital printing with an amazing natural feel'.
“Textile printing businesses seeking to enter the fashion industry can now print on dark garments without a white layer base, thereby creating a soft, natural feel on the garment,” says Kobi Mann, Director of Application and Consumables Products, Kornit Digital.
“By drastically reducing the amount of white ink and eliminating the need for pre-treatment fluids, the Avalanche DC Pro expands printing capabilities and creates a competitive advantage in today’s demanding fashion-oriented market.”
The new discharge ink is 'an improved, ready to use version that does not require special handling or mixing, and remains stable in the print-heads for up to a year'. The Kornit Avalanche DC Pro has two additional print-heads by which the new discharge ink is applied to bleach the dye molecules of the dark garment, providing a base for CMYK printing. Together with the discharge ink, the system can apply flexible amounts of white ink for full opacity control. Support for the new ink will also be available as an upgrade kit for Kornit Avalanche systems with Spectra Nova heads.
Kornit’s Avalanche DC Pro is the 'only industrial solution that provides the user with an array of discharge and white options'. It can print CMYK over discharge, CMYK over white, or CMYK over a discharge and white combination. Like all their direct-to-garment printing systems, the Avalanche DC Pro features 'high productivity, combined with low printing and operating costs and the largest print area in the market at 60 x 90 cm'. The Kornit Avalanche DC Pro has been specifically designed for garment decorators looking to utilise digital printing within the high fashion market.
“With the Avalanche DC Pro’s unique combination of discharge and white ink, printing businesses will be able to take their first steps into the fashion market in order to maximise value and increase customer satisfaction in this highly demanding market segment,” says Guy Zimmerman, VP Marketing, Kornit Digital.
“This digital discharge advancement in direct-to-garment printing is particularly exciting for us and our customers, as we continue to develop new technologies to meet the high standards demanded in this industry.”