Patent Number: 6,254,231

Title: Ink-jet textile printing ink and ink-jet printing process and instrument making use of the same

Abstract: An ink-jet printing process includes the steps of applying an ink to a cloth in accordance with an ink-jet system, subjecting the cloth to a reactively fixing treatment, and then washing the cloth thus treated to remove unreacted dye. The ink has a pH of from 4 to 9 and includes a reactive dye and an aqueous liquid medium and contains at least one of a dicarboxylic (or tricarboxylic) acid and an alkali metal salt thereof, and the cloth includes cellulose fibers and/or polyamide fibers.

Inventors: Suzuki; Mariko (Kawasaki, JP), Haruta; Masahiro (Tokyo, JP), Koike; Shoji (Yokohama, JP), Shirota; Koromo (Inagi, JP), Yamamoto; Tomoya (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101); D06P 5/30 (20060101); D06P 1/653 (20060101); D06P 1/44 (20060101); B41J 003/407 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018