Digital Inks 

A necessary Evil

A necessary Evil

The use of digital printing in many industrial applications requires the addition of binders, with sufficient film forming properties, in the digital ink formulations to obtain acceptable  performance in terms of fastness to water, rubbing or scratch.

Good film forming binders are usually connected with high risk for the printheads: they may clog irremediably if film formation takes place inside the nozzles. That is a common fear among the digital ink formulators, that refrains them to use high performance binders in a light-hearted manner.

 

Evil turns to Angel: ESAJET® Re-Soluble “Digital” Binders

Evil turns to Angel: ESAJET<sup>®</sup> Re-Soluble “Digital” Binders

To enable an easier fusion of applicative performance and printhead safety, we have developed the ESAJET® “Digital” binder range, based on polyurethane and acrylic dispersions. They deliver outstanding performances and a good ink re-solubility even in presence of low humectant levels.

ESAJET® products are our selection for formulating water-based inkjet inks to print on textile, paper and flexible films of all kinds of natures (PP, BOPP, PET, BOPET, PVC, PA).

ESAJET® for Waterbased Inkjet Inks

ESAJET® 200

Unique Textile binder designed for IJ; entirely safe solution for the printhead

ESAJET® 4518

New development with improved re-solubility for prints on plastics, with further lamination, either with glue (e.g. PP, PET) or heat (e.g. PVC).

ESAJET® D8

Binder with good adhesion and lamination strength on plastics

ESAJET® PU 13

Hard binder for surface printing. Good adhesion strength to plastics

ESAJET® AC 20

Self-crosslinkable acrylic binder with excellent fastness properties and compatibility to a wide range of dispersions

ESAJET® AC 29

Conventional acrylic binder for textile

ESAJET® AC 03

Conventional acrylic binder for surface printing