For the Alpha Series, Durst offers environmentally friendly, water-based, acid- and reactive-based ink systems as well as the new advanced digital pigment ink. It is the first ink system on the market that enables a one-step process with soft touch and brilliant colors. It delivers impressive printing results with excellent light fastness and wet rub fastness and can be used on most types of fabric.
Reactive Ink - The Cotton Ink
The GOTS-certified Durst reactive inks were developed for classic applications such as home textiles, curtains, bed and sofa covers, clothing and fashion. They are suitable for printing cotton and cotton blends with a cotton content greater than 60% as well as polyamide and silk.
Dispersion Ink - The Polyester Ink
Flags, banners, outdoor signage, POP applications, automotive applications and home textiles are often made with synthetic fibers. Durst Disperse Inks are designed for printing on polyester and polyester blends with a polyester content over 50%.
Pigment Ink - Universal Textile Ink
The pigment ink system specially developed by Durst can be used universally in the textile sector. It is characterized by excellent color rendering and a soft feel at the same time. Pre- and post-treatment steps are omitted in most standard applications, so that the highest level of economic efficiency is guaranteed in production.
Rhotex Inks / Dye-Sub Ink / P5 Sublifix - Direct and transfer printing
Rhotex, Dye-Sub and P5 Sublifix inks are water-based dye sub-inks for soft signage applications on polyester-based materials. In combination with the newest machine generations, they allow direct printing on textile as well as printing on transfer paper. The inks are absolutely environmentally friendly, free from VOC emissions and easy to dispose of. These inks have a much larger color space compared to eco-solvent inks. Color hue and density are far superior to UV and latex inks, with very little ink consumption. Main applications are advertising media, flags, banners, wall cladding, backlit advertising spaces, stage and exhibition construction.
Acquisition: Durst acquires majority stake in US printer manufacturer Vanguard Digital Printing