Xennia® Amethyst

Xennia Amethyst is a globally renowned reactive ink solution for printing cotton, viscose, linen, rayon and silk with outstanding quality. Combining premium materials with our extensive expertise in digital printing, Sensient has maximized ink running performance while optimizng color brilliance and fastness.

Xennia Amethyst has been optimized for use in high intensity production environments on high volume industrial printers, ensures consistent quality and customer satisfaction. With a huge gamut, its color depth and shade provide intensity and detail to even the most intricate designs, thanks to our pioneering chemistry.


Xennia Amethyst is a series of water-based inks designed for optimal performance when direct printing onto cotton, viscose, silk and cellulosic substrates.

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

Xennia Amethyst 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


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).


After printing, the print should be dried before undergoing a finishing process comprising of fixation in steam at 100-104⁰C for 8-10 minutes with subsequent wash-off.

Available for the following printheads

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