The Industrial Division of Sawgrass Technologies Inc. — a Charleston, S.C.-based developer of
digital printing technologies — has introduced M-XTR™ pigment-based inks formulated specifically
for high-speed digital textile printing systems.
M-XTR inks feature the company’s patented Rheological Modified Ink (RMI™) Technology — a
unique cylindrical jetting characteristic that creates a more consistent ink drop shape, thereby
producing sharper images with greater color accuracy than prior technologies. According to
Sawgrass, RMI Technology uses up to 40-percent less glycols than other ink products on the market,
enabling higher pigment concentrations for richer, higher-density colors and faster drying times.
M-XTR inks also feature a binderless formula that generates good color vibrancy, good
runability and maximum uptime, even with uncoated fabrics, Sawgrass reports. The company notes,
however, that the inks work best with matched-component fabrics and M-coatings. The inks also
eliminate the need for costly steam and wash steps; pass American Association of Textile Chemists
and Colorists (AATCC) crock and wash tests; and provide three-year outdoor durability based on
AATCC/International Organization for Standardization tests.
February 21, 2012