The quality and flexibility of SPGPrints’ powerful Archer technology for digital textile printing, featured on a Javelin inkjet printer running live, will be one of the highlights of the company’s stand at ShanghaiTex 2017 (booth W5B60).
The multi-pass Javelin printer and Pike single-pass printer can meet the demands of today’s markets with short lead times, and exacting quality requirements for both short and long production runs. In regular live demonstrations of the Javelin, visitors will gain a first-hand appreciation, in real-time, of the technology’s ability to deliver optimum saturation, precision and speed, on a wider range of fabrics. SPGPrints’ digital solutions for outstanding print quality, with a comprehensive ink offering, deliver an extended color gamut, greater operating flexibility and a productive, waste-free environment.
Both printers use SPGPrints’ unique Archer technology, with the company’s own inks developed specially for this technology, as well as Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads to fire variable drops of ink (2-10 pL) from a distance of up to 4 mm on to the substrate. This can achieve a color gamut that is wider than the high-definition (HD) gamut of other digital textile printing solutions. Adding to SPGPrints’ value proposition, the Archer Print Head Program offers a 2.5-year warranty on print heads, in combination with use of accredited inks, significantly reducing running costs.
The Javelin is a digital production scanning printer ideal for companies taking the first step into digital printing, or supplementing an existing digital capability. With an output up to 367 linear meters per hour, Javelin is designed for textile printers requiring up to 2 million linear meters per year. For larger volumes, the SPGPrints Pike is a single-pass, high-speed production printer that can print cost-effective long runs.
Also highlighted on the stand are SPGPrints’ inks for digital printers using Kyocera print heads. Acid, reactive, disperse and sublimation inks are all manufactured by SPGPrints at its newly expanded 1,000 m2 ink production facility, located at the company’s Boxmeer (Netherlands) global headquarters. Working in close conjunction with leading print head manufacturers, SPGPrints has developed inks that ensure smooth running, wide color gamuts, outstanding quality and low maintenance.
Information and samples demonstrating SPGPrints’ continued commitment to the conventional rotary screen sector will also be on display and available for inspection.