The benefits of DTF, like Kodak’s FTF (Film-to-Fabric) system, include the ability to print on a wide variety of fabrics (for example, natural fabrics, polyester, nylon, rayon, blends, and cotton); less investment in hardware for start-up; and more flexibility to accept customer printing projects. Kodak’s film-to-fabric ink system includes Kodacolor powder, Kodacolor film, and ink specially designed for use in a film-to-fabric application, the company said in a press release.
Customers with existing Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printers have the option to use Kodacolor DTG inks with Kodacolor film and powder to add Kodak’s FTF to their offerings. For fabric print shop owners wanting high-quality fabric prints without the expense of a full-fledged DTG fabric printing system or wanting to offer additional print projects on fabrics other than cotton to their customers, Kodak’s FTF ink system is the ideal solution.
Eastman Kodak Company introduced a new ink for Film-toFabric printing projects. You can use Film-toFabric ink with any modified inkjet printer. The system consists of just three components: powder and film. Kodak is a US-based technology company that focuses on printing and advanced materials and chemicals.
Kodak has been producing and selling digital inks for thermal piezo and continuous inkjet systems going back to the 1990’s demonstrating our ongoing commitment to the inkjet business. Kodak’s strong track record of innovation and excellence has been a testament to our ability to create superior inks and ink systems. Kodak’s ability to customize fabrics for apparel, accessories and upholstery is increasing, which presents a significant business opportunity in the FTF and DTG industries.
“We are pleased to announce the entry of Kodak into this market, giving more customers access to a high-quality, lower cost business option to create amazing, printed fabric projects,” Grant French, Kodak’s DTG and FTF product manager said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – GK