Prints on almost all fabrics, produces world-class brilliant color and high quality printing
Mimaki textile pigment inks contain a binder and a binding agent, which fix the color to the fibers on heating, and print fabrics with vibrant colors 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 color brightness and reproducibility to dye inks - Reproduce the design and color gradations beautifully
Mimaki has maximized the brightness, sharpness, and color reproducibility of these inks. A wider gamut of colors is achieved using spot colors. Outstanding and beautiful print quality is obtained for printed characters, logo marks, pictures, and paints. Gradations and lines are represented in detail.
Mechanism of textile pigment ink fixation
Simple post-printing process. No steaming, washing and drying processes are required. Inks are fixed by only heating.
* Steaming and washing processes may be needed depending on the type of print.
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 colors 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).
Fastness of TP400 ink
Fastness of TP250 ink
Fastness of TP3 ink (CMYK: Pale color t-shirt)
Fastness of TP3 ink (Discharge printing: Black t-shirt)
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
Discharge ink delivers bright and sharp print on dark-colored fabrics (TP3 x SPC-0540)
Mimaki developed a discharge ink (SPC-0540) for inkjet printers before its competitors. The discharge ink removes the color dyed with reactive dyes. Discharge printing enhances color contrast. The natural fabric color is revealed or the reprinted color is represented more vividly on a dark base color. Thanks to Mimaki’s proprietary ink and printer technologies, discharge printing and color reprinting are simultaneously available.