Xennia® Amethyst

Transform your creative vision into vibrant reality with Xennia® Amethyst, Sensient’s market-leading, water-based reactive dye ink.

Ideal for printing on both synthetic and natural substrates, Xennia® Amethyst has been optimized for use in demanding production environments on high-volume industrial printers.

With our pioneering digital inkjet technology and understanding of the chemistry of color, we have developed Xennia® Amethyst to provide intense color and precision with even the most intricate designs.

Access an expanded color gamut and excellent fastness performance, while safe in the knowledge that batch-to-batch consistency will be achieved, and your quality and sustainability targets will be met.

Properties

Incomparable production reliability
Expanded color gamut
Excellent fastness performance

Xennia® Amethyst

Quality color you can trust

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Product specification

Available for the following printheads

KYOCERA

Properties:

Shelf life

Inks should be stored in a controlled environment at a temperature between 10-30°C. If stored under these recommended conditions, the inks have a shelf life of 12 (twelve) months. If the ink exceeds the shelf life detailed on the bottle, please contact Sensient directly for advice on continued use.

Fastness

Substrate: 240 g/m2, 100% viscose

Printing resolution: 600 dpi

All fastness properties have been measured at 100% coverage.

The following inks are available

Name                                              Code

Xennia® Amethyst KY Cyan               X8467

Xennia® Amethyst KY Magenta          X8468

Xennia® Amethyst KY Yellow            X8469

Xennia® Amethyst KY Black              X8470

Xennia® Amethyst KY Orange            X8471

Xennia® Amethyst KY Blue                X8472

Xennia® Amethyst KY Red                 X8473

Xennia® Amethyst KY Grey               X8503

Xennia® Amethyst KY Ultra Black     X8510

Standard packaging: 10 kg

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ProductLightWater (severe)Washing (60°)Persp. (acid)Persp. (alkali)Rubbing (dry)Rubbing (wet)
Xennia® Amethyst ISO 105 /B02 100% / 10%ISO 105 /E01 ch./st.ISO 105 /C03 ch./st. ISO 105 /E04 - ch./st. ISO 105 /E04 ch./st.ISO 105 /X12 ch./st. ISO 105 /X12 ch./st.
Cyan >64 / 4-54-5 / 43-4 / 4-54 / 4-54-54-5
Magenta 54 / 4-54-5 / 43-4 / 54 / 54-54
Yellow>64-5 / 55 / 44-5 / 4-55 / 54-54-5
Black64 / 54-5 / 44 / 4-55 / 54-54-5
Red54 / 4-55 / 44-5 / 4-55 / 4-54-54
Orange>64-5 / 54-5 / 44 / 4-54-5 / 4-54-54
Blue5-64-5 / 4-55 / 44/ 55 / 54-54-5
Grey44-5 / 4-53-4 / 44-5 / 44 / 4-555
Ultra Black>64 / 54-5 / 44 / 4-55 / 54-54-5
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How to use

Printing

Xennia Amethyst has been tested on the most frequently used printers, but Sensient will support users in checking the inks’ suitability for individual machines and models.

Xennia Amethyst inks have been specifically developed for direct printing using a belt feed system. Fabrics should be pre-treated prior to printing as described in the technology overview page.

For optimal printing, the relative humidity rate must be kept at 55% or higher and the ambient temperature should be around 20°C (70°F).

Fixation

After printing, the print should be dried before undergoing a finishing process comprising of fixation in steam at 100-104°C for 8-10 minutes with subsequent wash-off.

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