Pigment Ink for Textiles

Written October 16, 2019

Pigments are ground into extremely fine powders and suspended in a liquid carrier in order to be used in an inkjet printer. Binders in the liquid carrier facilitate in bonding the pigments to the fibers composition. These inks tend to produce less vibrant and saturated colors and have poor wash fastness properties. Aqueous printers will need to use paper backed material that has had an inkjet receptive coating applied to the face of the material.