SPGPrints Presents the Flexibility and Quality of its PIKE and JAVELIN Digital Textile Printers

The PIKE printer is the ideal solution when a higher annual capacity is needed.

PIKE is a single-pass, 1850mm-wide printer, operating at speeds of up to 40 linear meters per minute. Both JAVELIN and PIKE facilitate fast responsiveness when meeting demands for both short and longer production runs.

Both printers use SPGPrints’ unique Archer® technology that is capable of firing variable drops (2-10pL) up to 4mm on to the substrate using Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads. This enables a very wide range of materials to be printed with the assurance of accurate fine lines, solid blotches, crisp geometrics and micro-florals. The variable drops mean that a wider color gamut can be achieved with a standard color set than with the high-definition gamut of other suppliers. The technology, with its higher color density, also contributes to higher ink yields, and thus lower ink consumption and better cost-efficiency.

PIKE and JAVELIN use tailor-made reactive inks, developed and manufactured by SPGPrints. Acid, sublimation and disperse inks are under development and will be released in the coming months. This enables use of these printers for fast-fashions, limited editions, couture fashion, swimwear, sportswear, and interior decor applications like bedding, curtains and soft furnishing, as well as soft-signage.

SPGPrints also makes a range of digital inks, including sublimation inks, for printers with Kyocera print heads. SPGPrints Nebula inks, developed to meet all Kyocera requirements, and manufactured at SPGPrints’ recently expanded 1000m2 ink facility in Boxmeer, deliver a high level of color quality, reliability and runnability to ensure optimal performance and uptime.

“Digital textile printing is a major challenge for many textile printers,” said Sangeeta Sachdev, managing director, SPGPrints America. “We are able to help printers and their customers understand the implications of the digital proposition and its benefits, to help them make the right investment decisions. Along with the demands of fast-fashion come the issues of streamlined logistics, just-in-time deliveries and profitability. With its global and local understanding of the world of textile printing, SPGPrints is ideally positioned to help customers make the move into digital production.

“At the same time, SPGPrints provides digital imaging solutions for screen printers, as well as a comprehensive range of screens to meet today’s demands for detail, durability and sustainability. Information on all these products and services can be found on our 2017 SGIA Expo booth.”

For more information, please visit www.spgprints.com.