DuPont celebrates 35 years of the Artistri® brand, emphasizing its commitment to innovation in the digital printing industry. DuPont

WILMINGTON, Del. Feb.8, 2024 – This yr, DuPont celebrates the 35th anniversary of DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks. In 1989, DuPont launched Cromalin, the primary pigment dispersions, that had been sampled to desktop printers. Since then, the Artistri® Digital Inks portfolio has advanced considerably, providing options to a number of printing segments: house & workplace, textile, industrial, and packaging.

“That is a unprecedented second for DuPont and all the Artistri® staff. All through this journey, we’ve got introduced numerous improvements to the market and have centered on creating them in collaboration with our OEM companions,” commented Tucker Norton, International Enterprise Director for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks.

After the primary dispersion was launched in 1989, DuPont manufactured the GTP (Group Switch Polymerization) resins, a managed polymer expertise used to make the primary black pigment dispersion, changing the dye base in desktop printers​. This was a outstanding innovation because it changed the dye with a secure pigment dispersion, and consequently, the inks had higher efficiency and coloration.

In 1996, DuPont launched its first pigmented coloration dispersions and the primary carbon black SDP (Self Disperse Pigment). This proprietary expertise grew to become such a differentiator in its section that years later, DuPont invested in a second manufacturing line to meet the SDP demand.

In 1998, the Fort Madison plant in Iowa obtained its first ISO9001 Certification and continues to be licensed with the latest requirements.

The primary Artistri® water-based pigment inks within the digital textile section for the vast format had been launched in 2000 and was adopted by the launch of two textile printers: the ​DuPont Ink Jet 3210 and the Artistri® 2020.​ The Artistri® 2020, grew to become a really profitable printer, attaining 50 installations in the course of the first years after its launch. The usage of water-based pigment inks in textiles marked a big sustainability enchancment within the printing course of. As pigment inks eliminates the post-processing step, printers devour much less water and power of their course of.

The digital textile section was rising when DuPont launched the primary acid, reactive and direct disperse textile ink units for Roll-to-Roll (RTR)​ in 2004. Within the following yr, the primary Direct-to-Garment (DTG) ink set was launched, permitting attire printers to print not solely on white t-shirts, but in addition on black, with the Artistri® white DTG inks.

In 2010, the Ivory expertise, a proprietary crosslinking expertise, was launched. This marked one other vital innovation in dispersions because it supplied larger stability for a variety of inks automobiles​.

A brand new ink set devoted to Industrial Paper was launched after a number of years, addressing the demand of this section, as digital printing began rising. On the textile facet, DuPont launched its first dye sublimation inks for textile printing​ in 2015.

Following the expansion pattern of the digital printing for packaging and the necessity for meals compliant merchandise, Artistri® launched the primary dispersions for packaging printing purposes in 2018. And because the packaging trade seeks for safer inks in meals packaging, using water-based inks turn into extra in style on this section.

By 2020, a brand new white dispersion mill processing line was launched, delivering a brand new technology of white pigment inks for DTG. This second technology of inks was recreation altering expertise because it delivered higher opacity, stability and fewer settling, that are key for white inks.

In 2022, DuPont proudly introduced the enlargement of its manufacturing capability on the Fort Madison plant, a response to the continual progress of the Artistri® Digital Inks enterprise. The enlargement allowed the enterprise to extend the manufacturing of water-based pigment inkjet inks and dispersions and reply quicker to demand.

The most recent Artistri® launch was launched in 2023, the primary Direct-to-Movie (DTF) digital ink set providing. Demonstrating the in depth know-how of our scientists and formulators, DuPont introduced a differentiated expertise that addressed the necessity of printers in search of consistency, vibrant colours, and productiveness in DTF printing.  

“For greater than 35 years, our staff of passionate digital inks specialists has labored tirelessly to convey technological advances to the digital printing trade, providing inks that ship consistency, prime quality in addition to reliability. On high of that, DuPont water-based pigment inks additionally ship a decrease environmental footprint, addressing the necessity for extra sustainable options in printing. That is the explanation why we proceed to closely put money into the water-based pigment inkjet choices, as we imagine that that is the long run for printing,” mentioned Norton.

With shorter runs, extra customization, and the necessity for quicker time to market, extra corporations are adopting digital printing to enrich their present applied sciences. And the advances within the newest digital printing developments are enabling this expertise to achieve extra share. With this thrilling future forward, DuPont Artistri® reaffirms its dedication to this trade bringing new improvements in digital inkjet inks in textile, industrial and packaging printing purposes to handle printers’ challenges.


About DuPont Artistri® Digital Inks

DuPont Artistri® is a number one producer and innovator of digital inkjet printing inks for industrial, packaging, textile, workplace, and residential printing purposes. Artistri® digital inks mix DuPont’s proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations to ship digital printing options to our clients worldwide. From the richest colours to customized formulations, DuPont Artistri® offers prime quality digital inks that allow superior coloration consistency and sturdiness throughout manufacturing runs and over time. With a 35-year historical past in inkjet expertise and innovation, Artistri® water-based inks ship an modern portfolio of ink merchandise to convey your colours to life. Discover the acceptable ink in your digital printing system at


About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a worldwide innovation chief with technology-based supplies and options that assist rework industries and on a regular basis life. Our staff apply various science and experience to assist clients advance their finest concepts and ship important improvements in key markets together with electronics, transportation, development, water, healthcare, and employee security.

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