Xennia® Agate

Xennia Agate unleashes vibrant colors for unrivalled visual impact in polyamide, wool and silk textiles. Sensient’s highly skilled developers have specially optimized Xennia Agate’s chemistry for excellent jetting performance and outstanding fastness.

This range has been designed for use in high volume printing systems in premium applications like swimwear, sportswear and luxury silks. Xennia Agate delivers exceptional print reliability, ensuring unrivalled color strength across an extended color portfolio.

Overview

Xennia Agate is a series of water-based inks developed to offer high performance for direct printing onto polyamide and silk substrates.

The use of carefully selected dyes provides a very high color gamut and brilliance with outstanding printing performance.

Xennia Agate is suitable for most printers using Kyocera piezo printheads compatible with water-based inks.

Sensient’s compliance team can assist with regulatory queries.

How to use

Printing

Xennia Agate inks are tested on different industrial printers, but Sensient will support users in checking their suitability for individual machines and models.

Xennia Agate 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 is dried before undergoing a finishing process comprising of fixation in steam at 102 ⁰C, 100% RH for 30-45 minutes with subsequent wash-off.

Available for the following printheads

Recommended applications

Garment, roll to roll printing

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In high-end fashion where color and quality are key, Sensient inks ensure you stay ahead of the competition. Our outstanding products enable you to keep up with the demands of fast-fashion, delivering on short runs and rapid turnarounds with no compromise on quality.
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Sport apparel

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Sportswear requires maximum performance in color and durability in the harshest of environments. Often exposed to sunlight, perspiration and chlorine, printed designs must maintain their color fastness to ensure brand integrity. Sensient’s uncompromising inks deliver outstanding color vibrancy and application performance across the full range of sports textiles.
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Sport goods & accessories

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Personalized sports accessories such as boards, helmets, gloves and skis let individuals create their own style in the sports arena but require best-in-print toughness. Sensient’s range of market leading ink solutions ensures the maximum in product performance while delivering color to get you noticed.
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