Your complete range of textile inks for digital printers with Epson printheads
unrivalled colour gamut
industry standard fastness results
through print application
When Stork Prints introduced digital textile printing equipment to the industry in the late 1980s, it became immediately clear that a dedicated digital textile ink solution was required. It is the combination of the printer, the print head, the inks and the fabric that make (or break) a good printing application. As Stork Prints has extensive knowledge of all these aspects, they are clearly in a perfect position to develop and produce the best digital textile inks possible.
Today Stork Prints owns a complete modern production site for digital textile inks. All inks are developed in house by our dedicated R&D team. This team works very closely with the production department, all under one roof in the Netherlands. Each batch of ink is produced according to a recipe that is fine-tuned by our R&D department to achieve the narrowest tolerances possible from batch to batch. This guarantees perfect automatic colour control during printing, even if the printing order is split over multiple printers or needs more than one colour cartridge on each machine.
Stork Prints’ patented air-free degassed ink cartridges allow unattended printing at the highest printing speeds that are available on the market today. Our inks are degassed using the highest factory-set vacuum to ensure that the patented cartridges are filled with completely air-free inks.Only air-free inks guarantee that the highest printing speeds can be maintained throughout the entire printing job, without any machine stoppages or time and ink consuming cleaning cycles. You don’t even need an operator to watch the machine - it will do its job by itself!
There are five types of Stork Prints ink available: 1 Reactive inks - for printing on all natural fibres
2 Acid inks - for printing on polyamide lycra, wool and silk
3 Disperse inks - for printing directly onto polyester and blends
4 Sublimation inks - for printing on sublimation paper to be transferred to textiles
5 ReAcid inks - special modified inks to print on all natural fibers as well as on polyamide Lycra
Stork Prints FLARE inks run on all printers using Epson print heads. In addition to all Stork Prints digital textile printers, these include Mimaki TX2, Mimaki JV5, Mutoh Viper TX, Atex DBP, D-Gen Heracle, Aracne and Teleios, Roland FP-740, La Meccanica Qualijet, MS JP4 and JP5, Aleph txB 160s and BT1820, Robustelli Monna Lisa and more. If your printer is not listed, please contact us to find out if our inks run on your printers.
Available colours Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Deep Black (reactive), Blue, Orange, Red, Grey, Absolute Black (reactive), Pepper Red (Acid) and penetration fluid for Reactive, Acid and Disperse inks, especially developed for through print where the image quality on the backside of the fabric matches the front side.
The inks are available in different packages: • 220 ml degassed cartridges for all Mimaki, Roland and Mutoh type printers
• 2 kg degassed ink cartridges for Stork Prints bulk feed systems
• 1 kg degassed ink cartridges for Robustelli, Aleph and MS printers
• 2 kg ink jerry cans for all open ink systems (inline degassing unit on the printer is recommended for higher speed applications)
• 3 kg degassed ink cartridges for the new generation Robustelli printers