Transforming Digital Textiles

Turn Ordinary Fabrics into Extraordinary Statements with Stunning, Sustainable Inks

No matter the fabric or the application, Sun Chemical has a digital ink range to meet your requirements for high quality, vibrant and long lasting prints. Backed by 200+ years of knowledge and experience, Sun Chemical is committed to supporting the digital textile industry achieve its sustainability goals.

As the market transforms to dramatically improve the sustainability of digital textiles, Sun Chemical is at the forefront of R&D to propel those eco-initiatives forward. Our approach to sustainable product development includes risk management and eco-efficiency improvements, as well as a proactive approach in working with suppliers, customers, and industry trade groups to promote best practices. We invite you to download our digital textiles infographic to get some background about some of the sustainability challenges with textiles and how Sun Chemical solutions can help improve sustainable digital textile printing.

SunChemical-5R-Diagram-Reuse-Reduce-Recycle-Redesign-RenewUsing our 5Rs framework (Reuse, Reduce, Renew, Recycle and Redesign) as a guide, Sun Chemical invests significantly in R&D to improve the eco-efficiency and sustainability of printing that utilizes its solutions to support a circular economy.

For example, ElvaJet Topaz is a full hybrid sublimation ink that offers outstanding quality whether applied via a transfer process or when printed directly to the fabric. By optimizing release from low weight papers or removing the paper step completely, ElvaJet Topaz enables significant savings in process and waste in addition to reducing energy and water consumption when compared to other technologies.

Sun Chemical has produced a guide – Sustainable Growth – to help you grow your business sustainably and contribute to the circular economy. This ‘how-to’ guide is built around the 5Rs.

By implementing the practices of this guide and choosing to operate more sustainably, your print operation will not only play a vital role in helping to reduce waste and lower global CO2 emissions, it can also cut costs, boost business growth and significantly enhance public perception.

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Sun Chemical's Sustainable Options for Digital Textile Printing


Water-Based Sublimation Inks

Our digital sublimation inks enable users to benefit from the best color and print performance across a range of demanding applications from fashion and sports apparel to home textiles, sign & display, and hard surfaces.


Water-Based Pigmented Inks

Sun Chemical combines core knowledge in pigments and dispersions, textiles and digital printing to provide a range of digital pigment inks for a range of fabric types.


Water-Based Reactive Dyes

Our reactive inks use the highest quality dyes to ensure the purest color with extended printhead lifetime. Ideally suited for cotton, viscose, linen and silk, reactive inks offer brands more design freedom.


Water-Based Acid Dye Inks

Our acid inks are optimized to ensure the best color and fastness performance on polyamide and silk substrates for diverse applications such and swim and sportswear, fashion and accessories.


Sustainability Report
Video: Sustainability at Sun Chemical
5Rs Infographic: Growing Your Package Production Sustainably