The latest platform utilizing SPGPrints’ unique Archer inkjet technology is the PIKE 700 UV-inkjet hybrid press for laminates (decor) and other industrial applications. Using the power of digital printing in the home decor market means that designers and decorators can have custom or mass-market products quickly and cost-effectively, no matter what the volume.
At the SPGPrints stand, there will be video presentations of the PIKE 700, a 700mm-wide roll-to-roll machine, featuring up to 10 color positions around a central cylinder, with CMYK plus white as standard. The printer uses SPGPrints’ own inks that are optimized for the print head and the machine’s treatment processes. PIKE 700 produces excellent vignettes that outperform conventional printing technology; it also enables consistent color uniformity on both supported and unsupported paper and film materials up to 450µm thickness.
Depending on customer specifications, the PIKE 700 printer can print the full range of textiles, papers, films, foils and boards at resolutions up to 1200dpi. Image crispness is assured by inter-color LED pinning. Used in conjunction with rotary screen printing units for added value high-impact “look and feel” effects, a complete single-pass production line may be created from priming or corona treatment through to finished product.
Rotary screen printing remains the dominant method of printing for the wallcovering industry and SPGPrints provides solutions for optimizing application quality and workflow efficiency. Tailored solutions for every stage in the rotary screen workflow, including complete printing lines, like the PD5 hybrid printing line, are available for use with SPGPrints’ nickel rotary screens, and direct laser engraving and exposing systems.
SPGPrints’ SpecialScreen screen program unlocks the creative potential for wallcovering designers and producers with seamless nickel rotary screens that combine a high mesh-count with a large hole size, enabling fine and detailed printing with large paste particles, without risk of blockage. For excellent reproduction with smooth tonal gradations, fine outline printing, as well as puff, 3D tactile, glitter and reflective effects that offer enhanced sensual appeal, SpecialScreen screens set a new standard.
Highlights of the range include the 100SP/ 40 per cent and 130SP/ 33 per cent customized screens for water-based paste for creating 3D designs. For halftone printing, the 250SP screen achieves a raster of up to 60 l/cm, and is ideal for fine detail printing. Multiple color runs that use special effects like metallic gold and silver or Iriodine for a high-luster finish add value and create the unique looks favored by high-end designers and retailers.