DIGIPRINT-458 | Pretreatment auxiliary for digital printing of Cellulose and Viscose

Product Information

Digiprint-458 is a medium viscosity thickening agent which is applied in the pre-treatment padding process before Ink-Jet printing specially for cotton and viscose fabrics. Digiprint-458 is also suitable for all types of fabrics printed with disperse and reactive. Digiprint-458 locally increases the viscosity thereby prevents spreading of prints. Digiprint-458 delivers level prints with sharp outlines and improved colour value. It has a film forming and adhesion property. The advantage of Digiprint-458 is ready to use product with consistent viscosity. Digiprint-458 is stable as there is no bacterial attack. The feel of the fabric is not affected. It has easy wash-off properties.

Key Features & Benefits
Key Features Benefits
Ink Jet printing
Improves colour yield, levelness & sharpness of prints on cotton, polyester, wool, silk and polyamide fabrics
Suitable for all types of ink
Easy wash-off
Does not interfere in subsequent processing
General Characteristics
Physical appearance
Light yellow to yellow hazy viscous liquid
Ionic nature Anionic
pH of 1% solution 6 +/-1
Miscibility Miscible with water
Compatible with anionic and nonionic products
Stable to dilute acids and dilute alkalies

1. Ink-Jet printing on Cotton or Viscose (Reactive ink)


  • Digiprint-458 : 60-100 g/l
  • Sarakol-NF : 1-3 g/l
  • Urea : 50-100 g/l
  • Soda ash : 30-40 g/l
  • Super R Salt : 10-15 g/l

Pad -> Dry -> Print (Ink-Jet printing)

Ink-Jet Printing

  • Printing : Ink-Jet with Reactive ink
  • Steaming : 102-105 deg.C, 7-10 min.

After treatment (Washing)

  • Cold wash : 5 mins
  • Soaping : 1-2 g/l Sarakol-1583, 98 deg.C,5 mins.(twice)
  • Hot wash : 3 mins at boil (twice)
  • Cold wash : 5 mins.

2. Ink-Jet printing on Polyester (Disperse ink)

Pre-treatment (Padding)

  • Digiprint-458 : 50-80 g/l
  • Sarakol-NF : 1-3 g/l
  • Kitex-BO : 5-10 g/l

Pad -> Dry -> Print (Ink-jet printing)

Ink-Jet Printing

  • Printing : Ink-jet with disperse ink
  • Steaming : 170-180 deg.C, 6-8 min. OR
  • Thermofix : 180-190 deg.C, 1-2 min. OR
  • Calendering : 200-210 deg.C, 30 sec.

After-treatment (washing)

  • Cold wash : 5 mins.
  • Reduction clearing: 0.5-0.75 g/l, Reducon-ACD (Conc) at 3.3-3.7 pH, 60-70 deg.C, 10 mins.

Note :

  • Digiprint-458 can be applied by coating with 50% diluted product.
  • Concentration of Digiprint-458 to be added depending on GSM of fabric. For higher GSM fabric, lesser quantity of Digiprint-458 is required compared to lower GSM fabric.

Storage : Store in cool, ventilated shed away from heat and direct sunlight. Storage temperature should not exceed 35 deg C.Close lids firmly to avoid contact with air and moisture.

Shelf Life : 9 months from the date of manufacturing, if stored under controlled conditions.

The above information is given in good faith and is without warranty

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