ROQ and Dupont successful partnership for DTG machines and inks will be in the spotlight in Printing United with several demonstrations and workshops.
ROQ US (www.roq.us), part of the European group ROQ International (www.roqinternational.com), producer of screen and digital printing, among other machines for textile and other industries, will use DuPont™ Artistri® water-based pigment inks in live demos in its booth at the PRINTING United (October 18-20), in Atlanta, USA. The show is considered the most dynamic and comprehensive printing event across the globe. Held annually, it focuses on bringing together the print community to experience the latest printing technologies and applications in one place.
Specialized in DTG (direct-to-garment) t-shirts printing, ROQ chose the Artistri® P6000 ink set paired with pre-treatment and color-protect chemistries from DuPont™ Artistri® portfolio for the ROQ NOW demos scheduled to happen on:
Wed. Oct 18: 10am / 11:30am / 1pm / 2:30pm / 4pm
Thu. Oct 19: 10am / 11:30am / 1pm / 2:30pm / 4pm
The DuPont™ Artistri® P6000 ink set was developed for direct-to-garment digital printing on cotton or cotton rich blends for a wide variety of apparel and specialty applications. The brilliant aqueous-based ink is designed to work in printers with high viscosity piezo-electric printheads and is suitable for high quality sampling, strike offs, and production printing.
DuPont™ Artistri® P6000 series ink is formulated with proprietary DuPont™ dispersion and polymer technology and is compatible with industry standard heat tunnel for drying and curing. The ink and pretreatment are integrated into a matched system that works together for optimum throughput and results.
“The perfect result of printing with DuPont™ Artistri® P6000 Pigment Ink is achieved with the use of DuPont stain -free pretreatment and the color-protect chemistries”, explained Gary Weyman, EMEA Business Leader for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks.
Ross Hunter, ROQus President added, “Using DuPont’s stain-free pre-treatment enables little to no maintenance on the spray nozzles. So now printers don’t have to worry about blocked nozzles, and damaged prints. Not only ease-of-use, but this technology also delivers softer hand feel on the garment. And when combined with the color Protector, you achieve best-in-class wash fastness.”
The ROQ NOW has an exclusive system to print white without the issues of blocked nozzles, typically seen with white DTG inks. Using specialized printheads with recirculating inks, the white station prints with ease. And with the Artistri® DTG inks series in CMYK+2 combination, it allows printers to have an expanded gamut and create beautiful bright prints that are unique in printing. (Name) said, “DTG printers can not only achieve beautiful prints but be more productive, printing over 200 unique prints per hour with the ROQ NOW.”
ROQ will also lead the panel “DTF, Screen, and Digital Printing”, on Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm, that will bring industry experts together to discuss and answer the audience’s questions on how these technologies differ from each other and the role they play in the future of apparel decoration. Scott Donovan, Americas Sales Manager from DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks, will participate in this panel discussion.
Service PRINTING United Expo
Date October 18-20
Place Atlanta, Georgia, USA
About DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks
DuPont™ Artistri® is a leading manufacturer and innovator of digital inkjet printing inks for commercial, packaging, textile, office, and home printing applications. Artistri® digital inks combine DuPont’s proprietary dispersions, polymers, and ink formulations to deliver digital printing solutions to our customers worldwide. From the richest colors to custom formulations, DuPont™ Artistri® provides high quality digital inks that enable superior color consistency and durability across production runs and over time. With a 30+ year history in inkjet technology and innovation, Artistri® water-based inks deliver an innovative portfolio of products to bring your colors to life. Find the suitable ink for your digital printing system at artistri.dupont.com.
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