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ElvaJet® Punch

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Benefits

  • World leading color strength, producing prints that pop with vibrancy
  • Outstanding printing performance in all Epson DX and TFP systems
  • Optimal ink release from suitable transfer papers
  • Suitable for direct printing with low bleed and excellent print-through
  • Excellent print durability
  • Reduced consumption of ink, water and energy

The next dimension in sublimation printing

ElvaJet® Punch is the sublimation ink to take your printing to the next level. Based on high performance materials, ElvaJet Punch delivers the best in color strength and application performance whilst maintaining the quality in printing and consistency in production that is hallmark of all Sensient products.

ElvaJet Punch allows users in high value applications such as sportswear, flag & banner, fashion and home textiles to benefit from unrivalled color strength and extended color gamut. Superb printing performance and ease of use across the full range of Epson DX and TFP print heads gives unsurpassed reliability in production.

ElvaJet Punch offers clear advantages in terms of color and cost efficiency, allowing you to use less ink whilst maintaining the best in color performance. This allows the possibility to switch to lower weight papers without compromising the final product quality, allowing savings in cost, storage space and waste.

Overview

ElvaJet Punch inks are suitable for printing onto polyester via a transfer paper with many large format water-based Epson piezo printers using DX and TFP series printheads. ElvaJet Punch EP is compatible with lightweight, uncoated papers to achieve outstanding results as well as regular coated papers. This range offers not only the highest performance in term of printability but also the unique possibility to print on any Epson head system via both transfer and direct print.

Sensient’s compliance team can assist with any specific regulatory requirements.

How to use

Printing

The ElvaJet Punch series has been tested on the most frequently used printers equipped with any Epson printhead. The suitability of the inks for individual systems and applications should be validated by the user.
If the inks dry in the nozzles, the normal cleaning procedure built into the printer should be applied. We recommend using our specific cleaning solution (e.g. Sensient Conversion Flush WB).

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

ElvaJet Punch inks are designed for direct printing or for transfer to the substrate via any type of sublimation transfer paper or film. If using the transfer method, once printed, the transfer paper should be handled with care and the ink transferred to the fabric as soon as possible after printing.

To obtain a good color transfer and fixing, the printed substrate should be transferred at 210°C (410°F) for 30s.

 

Available for the following printheads

EPSON

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: 170 g/m2, 100 % Polyester
Printing resolution: 720 dpi
Transfer conditions: 210°C (410°F) for 30 seconds

The light fastness has been measured at 100% and 10% coverage. All other fastness properties have been measured at 100% coverage. In certain cases, where a chemical pre-treatment has been applied to the fabric or it has been saturated with color, the substrate may perform better in fastness testing after washing. Optimised ink limiting and color profiling will limit this requirement.

The following inks are available

Name Code
Elvajet Punch Yellow 618PEP0
Elvajet Punch Magenta 638PEP0
Elvajet Punch Cyan 648PEP0
Elvajet Punch Ultra Black 678PEP1
Sensient Universal FlushWB 698100
Sensient Conversion Flush 698200
 
Product Light Water (severe) Washing (60°C) Persp. (acid) Persp. (alkali) Rubbing (dry) Rubbing (wet)
ElvaJet® 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.
Punch Yellow 7 / 5-6 5 / 4-5 5 / 4-5 4-5 / 4-5 5 / 5 5 4-5
Punch Magenta 6-7 / 6 5 / 4-5 4-5 / 4-5 5 / 4-5 5 / 4-5 4 4-5
Punch Cyan PY 570 5-6 / 5 4-5 / 4-5 4-5 / 4-5 5 / 5 4-5 / 4-5 5 4-5
Punch Black 5-6 / 5 5 / 5 5 / 5 5 / 4-5 5 / 4-5 5 4-5

Garment roll to roll printing

Garment roll to roll

In high end fashion turn your creativity into a production reality with bold colours and sharp detail. Stand out from the crowd with superior colour and application performance offering consistency of quality in all aspects of your print. The world leading Sensient ink allow an extraordinary color palette to transform your designs whilst maintaining maximum printer performance and printhead lifetime.

Sports goods and accessoires

Sports goods and accessories

Reach new dimensions by using ElvaJet® sublimation inks to produce 3-dimensional objects such as helmets, snowboards, or goggles. It is the proven solution you were looking for. Its vivid colors, its versatility in usage, its excellence in printing and the enhanced productivity ensure you always get that second glance.

Flags and Banners

Flags and Banners

Digital printing delivers flags and banners, where the deep and intense colors shimmer in the sun. Lighter materials reduce costs, give incredible effects and are extremely versatile in use. Sensient is uniquely placed to offer solutions to sign shops and flag producers of all sizes to meet their specific requirements. Able to offer inks depending on the application and requirements, Sensient ensures the best result in each case.