PolyOne Unveils Zodiac Aquarius Digital Hybrid Ink System

February 4, 2020

PolyOne Specialty Inks, Avon Lake, Ohio, recently launched its new Zodiac Aquarius Digital Hybrid eco-conscious water-based ink system at Impressions Expo, held Jan. 17-19 in Long Beach, Calif.

Consisting of a white underbase and matte top coat designed to protect and enhance digitally printed garments, these inks produce a soft, flexible hand, matte finish and vibrant colors, while also helping improve wash durability, according to the company.

Show attendees also explored PolyOne’s comprehensive portfolio of screen-printing inks, from water-based and silicone to plastisol and non-PVC plastisol technologies from Wilflex, Rutland, Zodiac, Union Ink and Printop brands — all in one space.

PolyOne’s exhibit space included four presentation areas and a large back feature wall, displaying more than 100 printed designs that showed distinct aesthetic characteristics of each ink.

“We are pleased to offer our customers an extensive range of high-performance screen-printing inks and color-mixing solutions,” says Tito Echiburu, general manager, PolyOne Specialty Inks. “This is an exciting time for our industry. We continue to expand our portfolio of inks with eco-conscious solutions that allow printers to be more efficient and productive while meeting their sustainability goals. Low-temperature-curing plastisol inks help conserve energy because customers can reduce their oven temperatures. In addition, our new high-solids, water-based system has excellent opacity to allow printers to reduce the number of screens, ink deposit and flash units required.” — D.S.