A.T. Inks participated in Gartex Texprocess India 2019 displaying a gallery full of stunning printed fabrics

At the Gartex Texprocess India 2019, organised from August 10-12 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, A.T. Inks displayed a fashion gallery showing a stunning range of fabrics printed and draped with their diverse grades of dye-sublimation inks. The company has three grades of dye-sublimation inks—Xell, the most economical grade; Robuste, the OEM grade; and Robuste HI/HD-XL, the high density grade.

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A.T. Inks, a registered trademark and brand name of the products of Rex Tone Industries Ltd, is a specialist in producing diverse range of inks comprising solvent inks, eco-solvent inks, ceramic inks, UV/LED curable inks, coatings (pre-coats and post-coats) and dye-sublimation inks. The company caters inks to OEMs, dealers as well as PSPs for their Piezo printhead-based printers.

Establishment of A.T. Inks is dated back to the year 1994 when Harish Goswamy laid the foundation stone of the company and started a trading business. In the following year, the company set up its manufacturing plant in partnership with Reactive Dyes, Pigments and Salt Free Dyes. Soon after that they opened a separate unit in Vadodara for manufacturing dye-intermediates to support the dye manufacturing unit.

Growing from one level to another, in 1996, A.T. Inks mastered Reverse Osmosis and other purification techniques, starting to offer their products to the inkjet world for making inks. Then they ventured into manufacturing inks for wide-format printing industry in 2002 with the introduction of pigmented inks. In the following year, they introduced solvent-based inks for XAAR and Spectra printheads. The company’s extensive R&D yielded a new range of products in 2006—eco-solvent inks specifically for EPSON printheads. In 2009, they introduced the first generation UV inks and inks using solvents from 100 percent renewable energy sources. Dye-sublimation inks were introduced in the portfolio in 2018. A.T. Inks offer inks for various printheads such as EPSON, Kyocera, Panasonic, XAAR 1201 and inks for RICOH and Konica Minolta will be launched soon.

At the recent Gartex Texprocess India 2019 in New Delhi, A.T. Inks pulled crowd to their booth which had a fashion gallery showing fabrics printed and draped with diverse grades of dye-sublimation inks. The company has three grades of dye-sublimation inks—Xell, Robuste and Robuste HI/HD-XL.

Xell, is the most economical grade, designed for use on printers with EPSON printheads (DX5, DX7, DX10, 5113 and 3200). This price competitive ink is excellent in transfer and producing sharp prints. Xell is APEO and formaldehyde fee ink. Also, it is non-VOC and water-based ink for bright and vibrant colours and excellent printing reliability.

Robuste is OEM grade ink, designed for use on printers equipped with EPSON printheads (DX5, DX7, DX10, 5113 and 3200). This water-based and non-VOC ink is free from APEO and formaldehyde. Excellent in transfer and print reliability, Robuste produces bright and vibrant colours and sharp prints.

Being a high density grade ink, Robuste Hi/HD-XL is 15-20 percent higher than Robuste. Suitably designed for EPSON printheads (DX5, DX7, DX10, 5113 and 3200), this ink produces bright and vibrant colours. Like Xell and Robuste, this ink is non-VOC, water-based and free from APEO and formaldehyde. Robuste Hi/HD-XL is also excellent in transfer and sharp print production.

A.T. Inks exports its inks to more than 35 countries across Asia, Americas and Middle East. The company produces more than 5 million liters of inks per annum. Every batch is tested in-house on 15 different large-format printers installed at their state-of-the-art R&D Centre.

The company is now expanding its portfolio of inks as they are undergoing formulation process of a new range of Textile Reactive Inks, Textile Acid Inks and Pigmented Inks. Year-on-year, A.T. Inks is rolling on the growth path and the company’s target is to achieve a CAGR of 30 percent in the next five years.