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Xennia® Agate



  • True production reliability
  • Outstanding print detail and uniform, high vibrancy colors
  • High ink vibrancy at lower ink consumption
  • Excellent fastness performance

Changing the game for acid dye printers

Xennia® Agate offers printers the opportunity to benefit from vibrant colors when printed onto polyamide, wool and silk textiles, with excellent jetting performance and outstanding fastness properties. Sensient's highly skilled team of developers have specially optimized the chemistry to set Xennia Agate apart in delivering outstanding production performance resulting in prints with unrivalled visual impact.

Designed for use in high volume production printing systems, Xennia Agate delivers exceptional print reliability, assuring that producers of high value applications such as swimwear, sportswear and luxury silks benefit from unrivalled color strength and extended color gamut without compromising productivity.


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 any specific regulatory requirements.

How to use


Xennia Agate has been tested on the most frequently used printers, however the suitability of the inks for individual machines and models in each application should be validated by the user with the support of Sensient

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.


Available for the following printheads



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.


Substrate: 240 g/m2, 100 % polyamide
Printing resolution: 600 dpi

All fastness properties have been measured at 100% coverage.

The following inks are available

Name Code
Xennia Agate KY Cyan X8474
Xennia Agate KY Magenta X8482
Xennia Agate KY Yellow X8480
Xennia Agate KY Black X8483
Xennia Agate KY Orange X8484
Xennia Agate KY Blue X8485
Xennia Agate KY Red X8486
Xennia Agate KY Grey X8481
Standard packaging: 10 kg
Product Light* Water (severe) Washing (60°C) Persp. (acid) Persp. (alkali) Rubbing (dry) Rubbing (wet)
Xennia Agate 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.
Cyan 2 5 / 5 4-5 / 4-5 5 / 5 5 / 4-5 4-5 4-5
Magenta 5-6 5 / 4-5 4-5 / 5 4-5 / 4 5 / 4 4-5 4
Yellow 6-7 5 / 5 5 / 5 5 / 5 5 / 5 4-5 4-5
Black 6-7 5 / 5 5 / 5 5 / 4-5 5 / 4- 4-5 4-5
Red 5 4-5 / 3-4 4 / 4-5 4-5 / 3-4 4-5 / 3 4-5 4
Orange 5-6 4 / 3-4 4 / 4-5 4 / 3-4 4 / 3 4-5 4
Blue 6 4-5 / 4-5 4 / 4-5 4 / 4-5 4-5 / 4-5 4-5 4-5
Grey 6-7 4-5 / 5 4 / 4-5 4-5 / 5 4-5 / 5 5 5

ch : change: , st. : staining

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