BASF, Stork Unveil Pigment Ink Solution
Germany-based BASF AG and The
Netherlands-based Stork Digital Imaging BV have partnered to develop a simple-to-use,
high-performance pigment ink solution for digital textile printing. The new solution provides a
larger color range and higher-speed performance than conventional solutions, as well as a stable,
smooth, constant ink supply even for long production runs, according to the companies.
The solution has received Stork’s U See® accreditation, which guarantees reproductions made anywhere or anytime will be exact. The ink is calibrated for use with Stork PrinterServer software to ensure reproducibility. Thus, customers may print sampling fabrics locally and be assured final fabrics that may be processed in another part of the world will match the samples exactly. Stork and BASF also offer global support networks to assist customers.
”Our machine knowledge coupled with BASF’s know-how in pigment ink forms an ideal strategic fit,” said Fred Boes, managing director, Stork Digital Imaging. “We are delighted to be pooling our resources in this way, and look forward to building a long-standing relationship that will help us both deliver enhanced solutions to the textile printing industry.”