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New DIS formulation for Epson printheads

February 12, 2019

Digital Ink Sciences (DIS) has announced its newest ink formulation for Direct-To-Garment (DTG) and Wide-Format textile printers.

DIS-150 is a breakthrough mid-viscosity ink formulation designed specifically for DX5 and DX7 Epson print heads. The DIS-150 inks were specifically designed to decrease start-up time for larger shops.

DIS focuses on solving the most common and most costly problems of the printing business. That means developing inks which “print the best colours, have the lowest maintenance and the shortest cure times of any aqueous textile ink.”

Grant French, Business Development Manager for Digital Ink Sciences, said: “The DIS150 ink set is surpassing our highest expectations. We’re getting better colours, deeper blacks, and the custom ink formulation is reducing maintenance on the print heads.”

The DIS-150 inks were specifically designed to decrease start-up time for larger shops.  The ink is also “uniquely suited” for Epson DX series print heads because it is manufactured with a unique Hot Start Technology.  With the new ink set, you drastically reduce the need for start-of-day nozzle checks and maintenance, meaning a decrease in time required to create your first print from a cold start.

The Lower Maintenance required when using DIS-150 inks leads to time and money saved.  The ink set also requires fewer head cleanings and flushes, which means operators can keep the machines running longer.  This allows more shirts to be printed in the same amount of time, thus making more money.

DIS inks are also compatible with both heat press and tunnel dryers for curing.  The 150 series also boasts some of the Shortest Cure Times in the business.  Reduced cure times “increase bottom line profits on every print,” not just at the beginning or end of a shift.

These gains all stem from what the company calls the “Perfect Drop,” which means more of the ink lands on the shirt and less gets dispersed into the air. That’s less wasted ink and less overspray on internal components.

Additional Benefits of the new inks include: Ink Stability; better “Jetability”; CMWK and Ultra White; maintenance of Nozzle Integrity; Hot Start Technology; lower maintenance; shortest cure times; heat press or tunnel dry; “incredible blacks”; 11 percent wider colour gamut; “great wash-ability”; print durability; stretch-ability/elasticity; and flexibility.

“Optimising drop shape and size also helps the printer hit the same spot over and over again, which means the resolution can be lowered to print faster without compromising print quality,” the company claims.


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