Printing Inks for Textiles

Screen Printing onto Textiles

The list of printed textiles ranges from material for blinds and sunshades, to sports bags, racket sleeves, T-shirts, and casual clothing. Whether industrial products or casual wear, in textile printing there are hardly no limits to ideas, patterns, and design.

Pad Printing onto Textiles

The future is direct printing: rather than additional sewn-in labels, manufacturers are increasingly choosing to print brand names, size, and care instructions directly onto the inside of clothing. Pad printing is the ideal method for this application as it is ressource-efficient and minimises waste.

Digital Textile Transfer Printing - the Digital Ink Solution for a Combination with Traditional Textile Transfer

Digital textile transfer printing offers new opportunities with the combination of established Plastisol and PU based transfer inks: Switching the process of traditional cold peel printing to a combination with digital (digital textile transfer printing) is enabling you a higher print resolution, cost savings on personalised short and mid runs, and cuts down pre-press costs at an affordable invest.

TheTexaJet DX-DTE digital ink was developed to replace the process- and multicolour print in traditional textile transfer applications. The ink system delivers photo-realistic results at a high quality resistance and a stunning soft touch.

Digital Textile Printing: Sublimation Inks

Water-based inks are the preferred choice for digital textile printing. Marabu offers two solutions for sublimations inks:
The hybrid sublimation ink TexaJet DX-SHE is ideal for both conventional transfer and direct printing on pre-treated polyester fabrics, offering digital printers the flexibility they seek for a broad range of commercial textile applications. In contrast, the specialized ink for transfer printing TexaJet DX-STE works well even on very thin paper, and is also optimized for Epson printheads.

Suitable Ink Systems:

MaraFlor TK

  • Solvent-based, high-opaque 2-component ink for synthetic and natural textiles
  • High-quality pigmentation for long-term outdoor use applications such as blinds
  • Wash-resistant up to 60°      

MaquaPad MAP

  • Water-based, satin gloss 2-component ink
  • Nearly odourless, lowest VOC and PAH values, made without BPA/BPS
  • Compliant with health and safety standards, e.g. EN 71/3 

TampaTex TPX

  • Solvent-based 2-component ink, flexible for improved wearing comfort
  • High-opaque for coloured and dark materials
  • Very high resistance to washing and ironing

TampaSport TPSP

  • Solvent-based 2-component ink, highly flexible for improved wearing comfort
  • Very high resistance to washing and ironing 
  • Easy processing for process safety and efficiency     

TexaJet DX-SHE

  • Two-in-one ink system for 2 application techniques: Transfer and Direct Printing
  • Intensive colours and deep black for brilliant print results
  • Very good light, wash, and perspiration fastness

TexaJet DX-STE

  • High environmental compatibility (low odour, APEO-free, meets the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 requirements)
  • Intensive colours and deep black for brilliant print results
  • Excellent colour release properties