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Water-based textile inks supplier MagnaColours has launched a new ink to facilitate easier printing of multi-coloured designs on to light- or dark-coloured garments.
MagnaPrint Edge can print on garments, whether wet or dry, without the need for numerous flash units in-between. The company said that, by reducing the need for flash units, the Edge range helps to cut costs and increase productivity and efficiency. The ink stays wet on screen, but dries instantly when applied to fabric, providing one of the performance benefits of plastisol inks, without the harmful chemicals.
MagnaColours managing director Helen Parry said: “Edge supports our quest to transform the preconceptions of water-based inks, and the effects and finish that they enable screen-printers to achieve.
“Water-based inks have come a long way in recent years and our Edge ink is testament to that. Magna’s range provides the same, if not better-quality, results than those achieved using harmful chemically based products.”
Edge is said to provide an even coverage and soft-touch finish, with garments printed using the range being highly durable due to the ink’s elasticity and “superb” wash performance.