Resolute Group to release PVC/phthalate free DTG ink

The inks were demonstrated at the GFT show in Bangkok, Thailand in July
The inks were demonstrated at the GFT show in Bangkok, Thailand in July

The Resolute Group now stocks a PVC/phthalate free DTG ink, which is compatible with its R-Jet5 hybrid system and the new model.

This ink is manufactured by CBG in Bangkok, Thailand and is the only one of its kind available. Working with the Chaiyaboon brothers allowed Resolute to design a unique ink for DTG hybrid printing.

But Resolute didn’t stop there and now also stocks a complete range of screen printing inks in the form of PVC/ phthalate free plastisol and water-based screen inks and standard screen inks.

The company states that the hybrid process is the future for digital textile printing. These systems come complete with fast set-up speeds and ink costs that now rival screen printing machines. This method is sure to change the way most garment decorators produce short to medium run colour printing on fabrics, cotton and polyester.

The CBG ink range is due to go on sale within the next few weeks.

With version two of the automatic hybrid DTG printing system already in testing, it appears that Resolute is leading the way in digital hybrid printing.

The machine has been given the code name R-Jet L.A. II. It has a print area of 500x600mm and does not use a modified printer. Built from scratch and two years in the making it is a unique multifunction device that uses low maintenance low cost thermal print heads. Combining the L.A. II with a screen print process has created a system that not only prints dark shirts fast, the shirts require no pre-treatment. It uses your existing screens, traditional emulsions, eliminates the use of film positives and unlike other DTG systems the print engine can be switched off for months on end with no flushing or risk of clogging.

This development of the PVC/phthalate free DTG ink and supplying CBG’s screen printing inks opens the flood gates for other manufacturers to develop hybrid systems.

Resolute Group’s MD, Colin Marsh, explains: “Offering our products to all, including competitors, improves the garment decoration industry in general. We would be naive to imagine others will not copy. By offering this ink to all it speeds up the process of how quickly hybrid DTG printing will evolve, reducing equipment costs, production costs and boosting the industry in general.

“We witnessed the very same scenario when we developed our TastyJet high quality food inks. We have many customers who buy the TastyJet food inks who do not have one of our food printers. We feel it does no harm to share technology especially where consumables are concerned, if we can benefit businesses on the front line we are all for it.”

 

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