DuPont is commemorating a significant milestone as it celebrates the 35th anniversary of its renowned Artistri® Digital Inks. Since its inception in 1989 with the groundbreaking introduction of Cromalin, the first pigment dispersions, DuPont has continuously pushed the boundaries of innovation in the digital printing industry.
Under the leadership of Tucker Norton, Global Business Director for DuPont™ Artistri® Digital Inks, the company has focused on collaborative innovation with OEM partners, bringing countless technological advancements to the market. Key milestones include the introduction of GTP resins in 1989, leading to stable pigment dispersions with superior performance and color.
DuPont’s portfolio expansion over the years has included the introduction of water-based pigment inks for the digital textile segment in 2000, contributing to significant sustainability improvements by reducing water and energy consumption. The company further solidified its presence in the textile industry with ink sets for Roll-to-Roll (RTR) and Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing.
Continuing its trajectory of innovation, DuPont responded to industry demands with the introduction of ink sets for commercial paper printing and dye sublimation inks for textile printing. Notably, in 2018, DuPont addressed the growing need for safer inks in food packaging with the introduction of dispersions for packaging printing applications.
The latest milestone in DuPont’s journey of innovation came in 2023 with the unveiling of the first Direct-to-Film (DTF) digital ink set, catering to printers seeking consistency, bright colors, and productivity in DTF printing.
Norton emphasized DuPont’s commitment to delivering technological advances that prioritize consistency, high quality, and reliability, while also addressing environmental concerns. As the digital printing landscape evolves, DuPont™ Artistri® remains at the forefront, continuously bringing new innovations in digital inkjet inks for textile, commercial, and packaging printing applications.