NUtec Digital Ink’s water-based dye sublimation ink is being used to create vibrant, colourful cloth masks by custom apparel printer, Beyond Innovation.

Beyond Innovation is a South African based company specialising in custom branded fabrics and apparel. The company is currently making 3-ply machine-washable masks and can produce 5000 masks per day from their bulk manufacturing plant. They are currently running four of their wide format printers using Ricoh® Gen 5 print heads on NUtec’s Aquamarine AQ20-DST-HC dye sublimation ink and are proud to be associated with NUtec Digital Ink.

Beyond Innovation founder & owner, Giam Vermaak explains why he chose NUtec’s water-based dye sublimation ink over any other competitors, “Our printers run much more efficiently with no clogging. Start up in the morning takes less than 2 minutes, as we have no ink drying during off mode. Our downtime has been reduced significantly as the run ability of NUtec ink is superior.”

“Blacks and reds are deep and create a lovely contrast which make all other colours stand out. The ink density is higher, so we utilize less ink per square meter, but still achieve a deep vibrant colour. NUtec’s AQ20-DST-HC ink is also offered in 5L bulk containers, which reduces time topping ink up every day, and is manufactured locally in South Africa offering great backup and support,” says Vermaak.

NUtec Digital Ink thanks Beyond Innovation for their support and applauds their job creation initiative which supplies mask-making kits to small businesses and home industries across the country.