Textile Printing

Application Summary


Pattern Printing on Textiles


Digital Printers are used to print patterns on banners, bulk fabric, and garments.

How It’s Used

A gear pump is used to supply ink to the print heads of the printer. The ink is continuously circulated over the inlets of the print heads to keep pigmentation particles in suspension; thus preventing blockage of the inlets.

Key Feature

Abrasion resistant pump materials

End Equipment

Digital textile printers

Pump Function



Pigmented inks

Flow Rate

1 to 5 L/min (16-78 US gph)

Differential Pressure

<60 psi (<4.2 bar)

Applications Overview

Reduced lead time, power consumption, material waste, water consumption, and CO2 elimination are strong drivers for the textile industry’s rapid conversion to digital textile printers. Markets addressed by these printers include Graphics Textiles, Garment, Décor, and Industrial.

Micropump pumps are used in digital textile printers to circulate pigmented ink over the inlets of the print heads. This circulation is important to keep the pigments in suspension and prevent blockage of print head inputs.

Gear or centrifugal pump circulating ink to print heads in digital textile printer.

Performance Summary

These charts indicate optimal operating ranges for recommended products.

Micropump Products Optimized for this Application

Micropump CA Series centrifugal pump and GJR Series gear pumps are most commonly used in this application. They provide reliable, smooth flow for ink circulation.

Dynamic Technology

CA Series

Recommended Max Speed:

6,000 RPM

System Pressure (max):

14 bar | 200 psi

Cavity Technology

GJR Series


0.316 ml/rev (N21)
0.64 ml/rev (N23)
1.23 ml/rev (N27)

Differential Pressure (max):

5.5 bar | 80 psi

System Pressure (max):

21 bar | 300 psi

The Micropump Advantage

The unparalleled quality, performance record, reliability and long operating life of Micropump pumps and our extensive engineering expertise make Micropump a vital partner in this demanding market.

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