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Printing Agents

Printing Agents

As the manufacturer with the top market share in Japan's domestic printing agents for over 60 years, DIC's printing agents have been favored by many customers since sales started in 1948. DIC's printing agents are not just used domestically in Japan, but they are also used in many countries all over the world.
DIC has a wide lineup of product families optimized for hand printing (hand print turntables), machine printing (flat screen, rotary screen), and various processes such as dip dyeing to reliably respond to our customers' varied needs.

The DIC Advantage

We posses optimal printing agent formulation techniques for various printing methods

We posses optimal printing agent formulation techniques for various printing methods

Based on our techniques and information accumulated over many years, we provide optimal solutions (products, formulas, manufacturing process information) for our customers.

Chemically supporting fiber product safety and environmental response

Chemically supporting fiber product safety and environmental response

Only DIC supports fiber product safety and environmental response sought by laws, regulations, textile associations, and voluntary apparel standards by product design that incorporates the safety and environmental regulations required in fiber products because of our integrated manufacturing of the primary components "colorants (aqueous pigments)" and "fixing agents (aqueous resins)" for printing agents in our own factories.

Three Asian factories, complete Asian network for manufacturing and supply

Three Asian factories, complete Asian network for manufacturing and supply

DIC's printing agent factories are located in Japan (Suita), China (Guangdong), and Indonesia (Jakarta). Each is a ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified factory that manufactures printing agents with thorough quality management. Outside of Japan, China, and Indonesia, there are DIC sales companies that handle DIC printing agents in South Korea, Chinese Hong Kong, and Thailand, which makes global procurement of DIC products possible.

DIC Printing Agent Lineup

  • Color

    A wide selection from general grades to high fastness grades.

  • General binders/emulsifying thickeners

    Centered on acrylic resins, drape-emphasis, fastness-emphasis, rich product families with discharge and conversion printing. We provide optimal emulsifiers for the amount of turpentine.
    All water-based thickeners too.

  • Specialized binders for mechanical printing

    Achieves fantastic processing quality, high fastness, and high continuous workability. A diverse product lineup designed with processes combined with reactive dyeing in mind.

  • Hand printing binders

    Superior quality recognized in worldwide sports apparel and high fastness. Foam, transfer, glossy, bright, a lineup of varied product families centered on rubber binders.

  • TT binders

    While a water-based type binder, achieves high-order continuous printability comparable to solvent-based types.
    There are many types from basic clear types to rubber binders and binders for photo image prints.

  • Automotive interior material printing agents

    Imparts high-order decorability in "resin prints" and "etching processing agents", the recent processing trends in automotive interior materials. Naturally maintains the necessary fastness as a automotive interior material.

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