Kornit Digital introduced a new series of digital inks designed for use with all of its direct-to-garment systems. The new NeoPigment Pure formulation, still in development, is designed as an evolution of the company’s existing NeoPigment process, providing what Kornit describes as increased vivacity, an improved hand feel and a more opaque and smooth reproduction of white.
The NeoPigment Pure ink set comprises CMYK plus red, green and white and is formulated to supersede the company’s existing ink families by providing colour standards that are closer to ideal LAB values. According to Kornit, improved overall smoothness resulting in an increased gamut of more than 15 percent, is accompanied by a deeper black (K), while the white ink has greater brightness and opacity with greater coverage.
The company also explains, with a refined hand feel, NeoPigment Pure ink provides for reduced post-print odour, and is suitable for use on virtually all fabric types with the added benefit of offering 100 percent sustainability and biodegradability. The ink is fully compliant with OekoTex 100 and is GOTS pre-approved.
NeoPigment Pure 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, according to Kornit, also offers better wash-fastness, a longer shelf life and the likelihood of waste is reduced.
“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,” said Guy Zimmerman, Kornit’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
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