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.
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.
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How to use
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).
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.