What is Pigment Digital Printing? How to Buy?


Pigment printing is one of the indispensable methods in the textile industry. Pigment printing is widely used for many fabrics and patterns. Especially recently, fabric brands have been able to produce much different patterns by using the digital Pigment printing method while creating their patterns. Digital pigment printing, in its most basic definition, refers to the dyeing of the raw fabric to be cut and sewn. As it is known, there are 5 main ink types used for fabric dyeing in the textile industry: reactive, acid, direct disperse, sublimation and pigment. All of these ink types have their own characteristics of bonding and processing to the fabric.


How is Pigment Print Applied?

In methods other than the pigment method, the ink is transferred to the fabric chemically. In inkjet printing, the quality of the print is not only related to the resolution of the inkjet printers and the print heads used, but also directly depends on the quality of the pre-treatment of the print. With a good pretreatment process, ideally matched and high quality textile auxiliaries and low viscosity inks used in digital printing; Results with high resolutions, sharp and clear edges, sharp lines and good color fastness can be obtained. One of the most important features of the Pigment printing method is that it consumes very low water compared to other printing methods. Thanks to this feature, it can be described as a very environmentally friendly dyeing method. In addition to being environmentally friendly, it also has very favorable conditions in terms of cost. Thanks to its ability to dye a large amount of fabric at the same time, it shows a very profitable price / performance success in mass production and processes that need to be completed in a short time.


Fastness problem in pigment printing

Fastness is a property used in the production of textile materials that characterizes the color of a raw fabric's resistance to fading or flowing. Color fastness is a property specific to dyes and may vary depending on the content of the dye. Fastness problems; color fastness, washing fastness, perspiration fastness, wet and dry rubbing fastness. The rate and type of fastness problem shown by the properties and structure of the dyes also vary. Some dyes have high color fastness thanks to the pigments that are extremely resistant to fading.


As a result of studies on ink formulations, new pigment printed fabrics started to offer extremely reliable performance for washing fastness. Washing fastness is a very important condition for long-lasting clothes. Dyes with low wash fastness will fade after a few washes, shortening the wearing time of the garment. This creates undesirable situations for the user. Pigment inks also offer very good sweat fastness. The Pigment printing method also shows a very good performance in light fastness.


Pigment Technology Advantages

Pigment printing is a very popular technique used in many fabrics recently. The Pigment printing method can be considered as a very advantageous method in many aspects.

• This technique offers a brighter print result, especially than other printing inks.

• In addition to the quality printing it offers, the color applied gives a much more permanent result and the washing fastness is also very high.

Pigment printing method is an easier and faster dyeing process compared to other methods. In particular, the color matching process is much faster and easier.

• If there is a problem in the process of obtaining color, it can be easily detected in the Pigment printing technique.

Pigment printing is a budget friendly process. Because this process is less washing, fast sampling and a high speed technique, more prints can be made in less time.

You can contact Optimum Digital for more information about digital printing method and solution.