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New ink formulations from DIS

February 13, 2019

Digital Ink Sciences has announced two new ink formulations for wide-format textile printers.

The DIS1000 and DIS3000 series inks are described as “breakthrough formulations,” available in both a mid-viscosity and high-viscosity variety. Their “unique” technology and chemistry boasts “the longest decap time in the industry,” and are designed to solve the “common yet vexing problem” of nozzle dry-out within the aqueous dye sublimation market. The new ink formulations allow the printhead to remain off the capping station “dramatically longer” than traditional inks.

“The 1000 and 3000 series ink sets are surpassing our highest expectations for dye-sub transfer or direct prints,” DIS Business Development Manager Grant French declared. “We’re getting beautiful vibrant colours, deeper blacks, and excellent jettability with no clogging or misdirected nozzles.”

French said the DIS1000 and DIS3000 inks could even reduce head travel time and save ink costs on wide format runs. “The extremely long decap time means you don’t have to print those end of line full-colour bars on wide prints,” he said.

The DIS1000 Series is a Mid-Viscosity ink designed for Epson and Mimaki printheads. It is for use with the Epson DX5/DX6/DX7/5110/77/79/97, SC-S70680/50680/30680/F5080/F7080/F718, and SureColor F6200/F7200/F9200 printheads, and the Mimaki JV2/JV22/JV3/JV4/JV5 printheads.

The DIS3000 Series, meanwhile, is a High-Viscosity ink designed for Seiko, Ricoh, Kyocera, Starfire, and Konica Minolta.

The ink sets claim to require fewer head cleanings and flushes, which means operators can keep the machines running longer. Additional benefits include: Ink stability; better “Jetability”; maintenance of nozzle integrity; lower maintenance; faster cure times; incredible blacks; a wide colour gamut; improved wash-ability; print durability; and flexibility. Both inks feature faster cure times, with DIS stating that “reduced cure times increase bottom line profits on every print.”


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