Sensient is transforming textile decoration with a revolutionary process of digital printing directly onto polyester fabric. This sustainable inkjet solution dramatically reduces water consumption, taking sustainable printing to the next level.
Alpha is a groundbreaking, patented chemistry platform allowing textile printers to reduce their water consumption. With innovative inks and a new approach to textile processing, we enable users to reduce highly expensive and closely legislated procedures and replace them with a clean, green and ultra-efficient printing method.
Ideally suited to lightweight fashion polyester, Alpha technology allows direct printing without any need for chemical pre-treatment, steaming or washing. Adaptable to any industrial print head, Alpha technology can be fine-tuned for maximum production reliability in single pass or industrial scanning inkjet printers. It is compliant with all recognized textile regulations and represents the start of a truly sustainable process. Alpha is the trigger for a textile printing revolution.
Alpha technology meets and exceeds the exacting demands of the fashion industry:
- Excellent quality of the print with high sharpness and detail
- Consistent and vibrant color intensity
- Good resistance and wash fastness
- High control of ink penetration
Sensient – Inks with proven performance in industrial digital printing. Optimize your production processes through
- Visual excellence – vivid colors, high definition
- Increased productivity – printing speed as never seen before
- Total reliability – where you need it, when you need it
- Eco sustainability – the true environmental solution
Inks based on Alpha technology are printed directly onto the polyester and thermally set. Unlike traditional direct disperse inks, they do not require steaming or washing, so are more sustainable and environmentally responsible. To obtain a good fixation, we recommend to thermally setting the printed substrate at 210°C (410°F) for 30s.
In order to achieve optimum results, it may be appropriate to use a light pre-treatment. Please contact your local Sensient contact to your specific requirements.