24 May 2018

J-Teck3 to showcase new range of pigment inks at FESPA

j tech3 stand lfr

J-Teck3 will launch a new series of Digital Textile Pigment inks for Epson and Kyocera Print heads at Fespa 2017.

“The event is the perfect occasion to present our newly developed J-TEX PIGMENT TEXTILE series” says Italo Mariani, Sales Director of J-Teck3 Brand. “We have been working on this project for a long time and we are now proud to launch two product lines, one for Epson and one for Kyocera printhead technology, which complete our range of quality products for the digital textile market.”

J-TEX are water based pigment inks designed to work in printers with piezo-electric printheads. They are available in two different versions:
-    J-TEX P-E fully compatible with EPSON printheads
-    J-TEX P-K fully compatible with KYOCERA printheads

Designed for direct printing on a variety of fabrics among which cotton, cotton/poly blends, synthetic fabrics and viscose; they can be used in many applications. The most common applications are fabrics for fashion and home furnishings (cloths, sofa covering, cushions, curtains).

J-TEX PIGMENTS are manufactured in 9 vibrant colours containing a specific binder which enables supreme printability, excellent wash and rub fastness. The use of a specific pre-treatment will increase the printing results allowing for more brilliant colours, higher definition and utmost adhesion to the fabric.

“We're very excited about our new J-TEX PIGMENTS; they are the result of J-Teck 3’s steady attention to the evolution of digital printing to meet the growing demands of the textile market” says Luca Guggiari, J-Teck 3 brand R&D manager.

All the other J-Teck3 solutions for sublimation and direct printing on polyester will be on display (Hall A1 – Stand B64).

Nazdar Ink Technologies to reveal latest ink innovations at FESPA 2017

Nazdar 730 inks

Nazdar Ink Technologies will exhibit brand new and established digital inkjet and screen-printing inks and examples of its special effects portfolio at the forthcoming FESPA 2017 show.

Evaluating alternative inkjet inks: What should be considered?

Nazdar Rich Dunklee

As any good business owner knows, there are two basic ways to make your business more profitable: adjust pricing for higher margins, or lower your costs. Alternative inks can help with the latter, provided the ink that you select meets your company's needs and goals.

Nazdar to showcase credit card ink innovations at ICMA

Nazdar Credit Card

Nazdar Ink Technologies will co-sponsor the VFP Ink Technologies display at ICMA EXPO 2017, the two innovative companies joining forces to share their expertise in new products and technical applications for the card industry.

New Midas Ink Supply System from Xaar

Xaar Midas ink supply system LFR

Xaar has launched the new Midas Ink Supply System for Original Equipment Manufacturers looking for a fast time-to-market and therefore lower development costs.The compact, reliable ink and fluid supply system is robust and easy to integrate, and is ideal for full production as well as prototype systems.

Its outstanding simplicity of integration is assured through its compact and light design, easiness to mount and install and small ink tank capacity; it also has an optional degasser and remote heater units. In addition, as the Xaar Midas has a modular design, it is suitable for a range of applications and is able to run multiple printheads out of the box as standard.

Ease of use is guaranteed by the Xaar Midas’s rapid start up time of less than 15 minutes and almost instant shutdown time of under five seconds. In addition, changing fluids takes less than 30 minutes via the software, and the system can be positioned up to 5 metres away from the printhead using a remote manifold.

Ink temperature can be controlled up to 65°C and ink is recirculated within the angled tank to avoid settling. This is particularly useful for heavily pigmented inks.

For OEMs looking for a robust ink supply system, the Xaar Midas incorporates a number of useful design features: a failsafe chamber that protects against ink loss during power failure, no moving parts inside the tank and no need for an external air source or vacuum pump.

Available in three variants, the Xaar Midas Ink Supply System is suitable for single or multiple printhead configurations. In addition it is fully compatible with the Xaar 501, Xaar 502, Xaar 1003 family, Xaar 2001 and Xaar 2001+ printheads – all of which incorporate Xaar’s TF Technology® ink recirculation system.

The Xaar Midas 450 offers up to 450 ml per minute recirculation flow rates, and has a 60 ml ink reservoir. This is ideal for advanced manufacturing, direct-to-shape and other applications jetting expensive fluids. The Xaar Midas 950C and 950X both have a fluid flow rate of up to 950 ml per minute, with a 150 ml ink reservoir, targeting high volume and high throughput printing.

Consistent high print quality is ensured in both single-pass and scanning modes by the integrated hydraulic meniscus measurement system. The system automatically compensates the meniscus pressure within the printhead as fluid levels inside the integrated fluid reservoir change during usage.

“The Midas range is the ideal choice for OEMs looking to accelerate time-to-market by reducing development requirements and costs, while also delivering the optimal performance for Xaar printheads,” explains Alan Mutch, Product Manager at Xaar. “With its compact footprint and range of options, we are delighted to be offering such a flexible ink supply system.  Anyone wishing to find out more should visit www.xaar.com/midas.”

Toyo Ink develops completely VOC-free EB-curable Flexo Inks

Elex-one is currently undergoing trial testing for the European market.

Toyo Ink announced today the successful development of the Elex-one series of EB (electron beam) curable flexo inks.