Prints on almost all fabrics, produces world-class brilliant colour and high quality printing
Mimaki textile pigment inks contain a binder and a binding agent, which fix the colour to the fibers on heating, and print fabrics with vibrant colours without losing their breathability and water absorbability. A wide range of materials are available for print applications, including apparel, such as T-shirts, signage flags, and more. Furthermore, the ink has a low formaldehyde content and has minimal impact on human skin and the natural environment.
Equivalent colour brightness and reproducibility to dye inks – Reproduce the design and colour gradations beautifully
Mimaki has maximized the brightness, sharpness, and colour reproducibility of these inks. A wider gamut of colours is achieved using spot colours. Outstanding and beautiful print quality is obtained for printed characters, logo marks, pictures, and paints. Gradations and lines are represented in detail.
Discharge ink delivers bright and sharp print on dark-coloured fabrics (TP3 x SPC-0540)
Mimaki developed a discharge ink (SPC-0540) for inkjet printers before its competitors. The discharge ink removes the colour dyed with reactive dyes. Discharge printing enhances colour contrast. The natural fabric colour is revealed or the reprinted colour is represented more vividly on a dark base colour. Thanks to Mimaki’s proprietary ink and printer technologies, discharge printing and colour reprinting are simultaneously available.
Mechanism of textile pigment ink fixation
The printing process is completed by a single inkjet printer. This enables printing to start immediately after printer installation.
Mimaki pigment ink is formulated for creating more beautiful printing and representing more detailed designs. No expert knowledge, techniques, facilities for dyeing, or pre- or post-treatments are required. Only a single inkjet printer is required to start printing of small lots.
* T-Shirt Printer (GP-604 Series, GP-1810 Series) : Discontinued products
High light resistance and washing fastness
The ink has high resistance to light and fading and has achieved excellent test results* with respect to high washing/laundering fastness (Levels 4 and 5). Bright colours will not fade after long-term use and repeated washing or laundering.
*Tests were performed according to test methods of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).