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 have 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, business, and packaging.

“That is a unprecedented second for DuPont and your complete Artistri® staff. All through this journey, we have now introduced numerous improvements to the market and have centered on creating them in collaboration with our OEM companions,” commented Tucker Norton, World 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 steady pigment dispersion, and because of this, 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 turned such a differentiator in its phase 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 newest requirements.

The primary Artistri® water-based pigment inks within the digital textile phase for the extensive format have 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, turned a really profitable printer, attaining 50 installations throughout the first years after its launch. Using water-based pigment inks in textiles marked a major sustainability enchancment within the printing course of. As pigment inks eliminates the post-processing step, printers eat much less water and power of their course of.

The digital textile phase 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 additionally on black, with the Artistri® white DTG inks.

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

A brand new ink set devoted to Industrial Paper was launched after a couple of years, addressing the demand of this phase, as digital printing began rising. On the textile aspect, 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 functions in 2018. And because the packaging trade seeks for safer inks in meals packaging, the usage of water-based inks turn into extra common on this phase.

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 intensive know-how of our scientists and formulators, DuPont introduced a differentiated expertise that addressed the necessity of printers searching for consistency, brilliant colours, and productiveness in DTF printing.  

“For greater than 35 years, our staff of passionate digital inks consultants has labored tirelessly to convey technological advances to the digital printing trade, providing inks that ship consistency, prime quality in addition to reliability. On prime 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 rationale 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 firms are adopting digital printing to enrich their present applied sciences. And the advances within the newest digital printing developments are enabling this expertise to realize extra share. With this thrilling future forward, DuPont Artistri® reaffirms its dedication to this trade bringing new improvements in digital inkjet inks in textile, business and packaging printing functions to deal with printers’ challenges.


About DuPont Artistri® Digital Inks

DuPont Artistri® is a number one producer and innovator of digital inkjet printing inks for business, packaging, textile, workplace, and residential printing functions. Artistri® digital inks mix DuPont’s proprietary dispersions, polymers and ink formulations to ship digital printing options to our prospects 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 revolutionary portfolio of ink merchandise to convey your colours to life. Discover the acceptable ink to your digital printing system at


About DuPont

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

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