Kyocera launches FOREARTH inkjet textile printer

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Kyocera announces the launch of new FOREARTH inkjet textile printer. The new textile printer is designed with special features to eliminate all water usage in fabric printing. A source from the company says the printer will contribute to eliminating printing-related water pollution, which has long been an issue in the textile and apparel printing industries. In general, textile printing uses dye ink and requires a large amount of water for the pre and post-treatment processes, such as steaming and washing. FOREARTH as an all-in-one printing system uses new proprietary pigment ink, pre-treatment liquid and finishing agent, which are constantly discharged in the same sequence from the inkjet head.FOREARTH eliminates the pre-and post-processes required of conventional dye printing and reduced the water consumption of textile printing by 99 percent.