Digital Textile Printing Inks - Future Unfolded

  • Analysis
  • 09-September-2020

In order to enhance the designs and quality that seems appealing to the customers, the textile industry is on a constant lookout for newfangled ways. To make competent quality apparel, good designers, highly developed digital printers, and most importantly, top-notch quality inks are needed by the manufacturers that are less harmful to the customers and environment and simple to print as well. Thus, over the past few years, the textile industry expending in R&D to create new and modish pigment inks.

The Global Digital Textile Printing Inks Market is expected to showcase high CAGR in the next six yeras. All of this is because of escalating demands for 3D printing and growth in that domain. Even with the increasing demand for textile inks, ignorance regarding different textile printing inks still prevails.

Different Types of Digital Textile Printing Inks

Reactive inks are used in the textile industry extensively, especially in the case of digital textile printers. These inks are commonly used to print on materials like silk, cotton, and wool. The prime benefits of using reactive inks are its capability to offer high wash-fastness and high-quality colours. One can see the best results of reactive inks upon using them on cotton as they seem less intense and less faded when used on silk or wool.

Acid inks are used especially when vibrant colours are required and favoured to print on the textiles that carry less capacity to hold colours. Therefore, acid inks are extensively used for printing on wool and silk. Upon using acid inks, one gets colour brilliance, and as a result, they are used for printing swimsuits as they show a high level of tolerance to chlorine and saltwater.

Polyester fabrics are printed by using dispersed inks. Earlier, these inks were commonly used for conventional printing, but now they are being used in the fashion industry as well. The only downside of using dispersed inks is its incompatibility with high-speed printers.
Half of the total fabrics use pigment inks to get printed, and the demand for these inks is high because of its budget-friendly nature.

As the popularity of the textile printing industry is skyrocketing, the demand for avant-garde printing inks has increased. One such is sublimation ink. They are more affordable than the previous standard printing methods and environment-friendly. 
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