Xennia® Agate

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.


Excellent production reliability
Industry-leading ink vibrancy and fastness
Lower ink consumption

Xennia® Agate

High-performance color you can trust

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Product specification

Available for the following printheads



Shelf life

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

Name                                              Code

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

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ProductLightWater (severe)Washing (60°)Persp. (acid)Persp. (alkali)Rubbing (dry)Rubbing (wet)
Xennia® AgateISO 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 25 / 54-5 / 4-55 / 55 / 4-54-54-5
Magenta 5-65 / 4-54-5 / 44-5 / 45 / 44-54
Yellow6-75 / 55 / 55 / 55 / 54-54-5
Black6-75 / 55 / 55 / 4-55 / 4-4-54-5
Red54-5 / 3-44 / 4-54-5 / 3-44-5 / 34-54
Orange5-64 / 3-44 / 4-54 / 3-44 / 34-54
Blue64-5 / 4-54 / 4-54/ 4-54-5 / 4-54-54-5
Grey6-74-5 / 54 / 4-54-5 / 54 -5/ 555
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How to use


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.