Optimize your digital inkjet printing process with Xennia® Agate, Sun Chemical’s flagship water-based acid dye ink. Achieve vibrant and precise color across a variety of substrates, from printed polyamide to natural materials like wool and silk.
Xennia® Agate delivers consistent color with an unrivalled visual impact, without compromising on reliability, uniformity or color strength.
Ideal for high-volume printing systems, Xennia® Agate is the ideal solution for textile-based applications, from sportswear and sports accessories to high fashion apparel.
With an expanded color gamut and intricate printing capabilities, Sun Chemical’s Xennia® Agate also offers high ink vibrancy with lower ink consumption.
Available for the following printheads
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
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°)||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 / 4||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|
Xennia Agate inks are tested on different industrial printers, but Sensient will support users in checking the inks’ suitability for individual machines and models.
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 should be dried before undergoing a finishing process comprising of fixation in steam at 102°C, 100% RH for 30-45 minutes with subsequent wash-off.