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.
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.
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.
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|Standard packaging: 10 kg|
|Product||Light*||Water (severe)||Washing (60°C)||Persp. (acid)||Persp. (alkali)||Rubbing (dry)||Rubbing (wet)|
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|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|
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