Achieving the highest net productivity available with the PIKE digital printing machine

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PIKE - the new performance standard for high-speed single-pass digital textile printing

PIKE is based on a full-width array of 43 print heads which guarantee the highest net productivity available. These digital printing heads are incorporated in a highly accurate but user-friendly print-bar technology, including specialized electronics as well as the Archer® technology: an ink conditioning and delivery system. It is optimized for using PIKE inks, a new range of high-performance inks that are specifically developed for maximum quality and uptime.

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Benefits of the PIKE digital textile printing machine

Fast delivery

PIKE provides the highest net productivity available (up to 2400 linear meters per hour) enabling large-format fabric printing.

Reliability

Guaranteed production capacity and image quality.

Design versatility

PIKE combines the flexibility of digital textile printing with the familiarity and productivity of rotary printing.

“Two major trends are affecting us: the growth of fast-fashion and more challenging designs. SPGPrints’ PIKE printer addresses both these challenges and offers scope for future developments.”

Jorge Machado - CEO Adalberto Estampados

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PIKE - a new performance benchmark for digital textile printing

Control over fabric motion from infeed to outfeed

Both the infeed and outfeed can be configured to allow maximum freedom in choice of fabrics, from traditional cotton and viscose to the most modern polyester fabrics.

Glue unit

The glue unit is specifically used when printing on thin fabrics where the belt is contaminated quickly with ink that goes through the fabric.

Archer® print bar

The Archer print bar jets the ink from a longer distance than traditional print heads at 1200 x 1200 dpi.

6 - 9 printing stations

The basic PIKE has 6 - 9 printing stations each containing 43 print heads with Archer technology to achieve excellent and precise printing quality.

Setting high standards for productivity and quality with the Archer® technology

The digital textile printing Archer technology assures fine line detail, blotches and tonal curves, thanks to its high resolution, large drop-size range and high jetting frequencies. The long jetting distance greatly reduces the risk of damaging the print heads which enables us to give two-and-a-half years of warranty on the print heads. SPGPrints digital printing inks are optimized for Archer technology and, with only six colours, offer a colour gamut that exceeds the HD-gamut of today’s digital textile printing solutions.

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Specifications

Printing method

Single-pass inkjet printer

Print heads

The PIKE has 6 to 9 printing stations, each containing 43 print heads with Archer technology to achieve excellent and precise printing quality

Print head levels

3 - 6 mm (above the surface of the fabric)

Print resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Drop size

2 - 10 picolitre variable drop size

Printing speed

3 - 40 m/min (electronically limited)

Inks

Reactive C, M, Y, Deep Black, Orange, Blue, Red, Grey and Penetration fluid for expanding up to 9 colors

Dryer

- 2-section gas-heated dryer, with possibilities to choose a 3 or 4-section dryer including a frequency-controlled exhaust fan for the selected dryer.
- The drying temperature range is between 70℃ and 150℃ in 1 or 3 passages

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