SPGPrints will present the quality, productivity and cost-reducing capabilities of its comprehensive inkjet printing solutions for textiles at Colombiatex de las Américas 2017, Jan. 24-26 in Medellín, Colombia. The company will also highlight its rotary screen technologies including digital imaging systems and nickel screens at the exhibition.
SPGPrints’ digital textile offering covers every step in the workflow. This includes printing systems, inks and a global support network providing technical support and consultancy.
SPGPrints’ PIKE® single-pass printer and JAVELIN scanning printer can be used with a variety of inks and dryer configurations to suit individual businesses. The PIKE is a full-production machine that is economically attractive at three to four million meters per year, with a potential capacity of more than 10 million meters per year. The JAVELIN, which received its first Latin American showing at Febratex 2016, has a potential productivity of up to two million meters. Besides the standard width of 1.85 meters, JAVELIN is also available in a 3.2 meters printing width to cater for the home furnishing market.
Both printers use SPGPrints’ Archer technology, a universal inkjet platform designed to evolve with the developing print head technology. Currently, both PIKE and JAVELIN are equipped with Fujifilm Dimatix Samba printheads. Additionally, a wide range of fabrics may be printed.
Understanding the economics of digital printing is an important part of the readiness of a company to move into digital, but those companies that have understood it are already taking leadership positions.
“A proof of this is that amid the economic and political challenges in Latin America, the digital textile market continues to grow – and at a fast pace,” said Jorgen Lindahl, senior areas sales manager (digital textiles) at SPGPrints.
“With digital, you are not printing garments to sell, but ones that have already been sold,” Lindahl continued. “Printing on-demand also means that companies can carry less stock, warehousing costs are dramatically cut, and there are much faster times-to market. All these things reduce risk – which makes working with a printer with digital capabilities more attractive.”
SPGPrints develops and manufactures its own inks at its ink plant in Boxmeer, the Netherlands. Offering the widest color gamut, and superior density, the digital inks range continues to expand in response to market demands, and are specially formulated for consistency, runnability, reliability and trouble-free use.
SPGPrints’ PIKE and JAVELIN inks are designed for the unique conditions of these printers. In addition, the company offers a full range of NEBULA inks, specially formulated for any printing equipment using Kyocera printheads.
The SPGPrints NEBULA Sublimation ink set combines bright, sparkling colours with the deepest black available in the market. These inks are idea for printing with polyesters. The sublimation inks add to the Nebula range that includes NEBULA Direct Disperse inks, NEBULA Reactive HD inks, and the new NEBULA Acid HD inks. NEBULA Acid HD inks meet all industry standards for colour and water-fastness, and the specifications for all major swimwear manufacturers.