DB Tex boosts rotary screen throughput with two more SPGPrints bestLEN laser engraving systems
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September, 2017: DB Tex Ltd. of Dhaka,
Bangladesh, is adding two more SPGPrints bestLEN direct laser engraving systems
to maintain a productive, sustainable and high-quality nickel rotary screen
imaging operation as it ramps up garment and textile printing output at its
for 2017, the double installation will bring the number of bestLEN engravers
operating at DB Tex to six.
of the DBL Group, an industrial concern with an annual turnover of USD365
million, DB Tex is a major supplier to a number of leading global high-street
fashion retailers, with major markets in Europe and North America. The company is
also doubling its rotary screen printing capacity with the addition of two new 16-colour
printing machines in the second quarter of 2017. These will complement a
20-colour and a 12-colour rotary screen printer, along with a 20-colour flatbed
printer. Four existing bestLEN direct digital engraving systems prepare screens
for the rotary printers.
optimise quality, DB Tex also invested in SPGPrints’ screen preparation
systems, including a coater to achieve a homogenous and precise emulsion
coating for optimum results, a polymiser conditioning unit for perfect cylinder
roundness, a climatiser that dries the coating evenly, and a gluer to fix the
endrings solidly for stable, high-speed use.
This gives DB Tex complete control of the pre-production workflow under
new printers will take the capacity of our factory from 20 tons per day to 40
tons per day,” said Shah Imtiaz Ahsan, assistant general
manager, DB Tex Ltd. “That represents about 200,000 garments per day, and to
meet that level of production and maintain the highest standards of quality
possible, we are adding the two bestLEN engravers.”
Tex installed its first two bestLEN engravers in 2010 after visiting SPGPrints’
facility in Austria, and invested in two more in 2016.
had heard about the systems from one of our customers, and went to see it at
the SPGPrints factory,” he explained. “We had a full tour and saw all the
SPGPrints machines, and were impressed with the speed and detail achieved by
engravers use a CO2 single-beam laser to image screens at maximum resolutions
of 2540dpi in as little as 29 minutes.
laser engraver has proven to deliver outstanding photographic reproduction and fine
line detail, to a much higher standard than exposure methods, and this gives us
perfect results on the fabric,” Ahsan said.
employs eight people for each of the three shifts in the screen-making
is a prime consideration. We operate 24/7, 354 days a year,” Ahsan said. “That
means we use up to 120 screens per day in our production. With each bestLEN
producing 10 to 12 screens per shift, we can keep up, but the addition of the
new printer means we needed the extra screen engraving capacity.”
Tex primarily prints on cotton and polyester fabrics, and needs to print a wide
range of designs and special effects. To do that, it uses a variety of screens.
use NovaScreen® screens from SPGPrints, and use the full range of
mesh sizes from 30 to 245. We also use Random Mesh 125 screens to avoid moiré
in certain types of designs,” he explained.
there has been increased demand for glitter and shiny effects which need the
coarser mesh screens to allow the larger particles through. By using direct
laser engraving and selecting the right screens we can reproduce designs more
accurately than can be done by any other means.”
Group has a strong sustainability ethos, and direct digital engraving with
bestLEN requires no chemicals or water to engrave the screens, once they have
strength of the electroformed mesh enables screens to be used multiple times,
providing a valuable cost-advantage for textile printers that image screens
in-house. Water is also all that is needed to clean imaged screens to enable
able to mount a screen straight from the engraver is a huge advantage in terms of
workflow and productivity,” Ahsan said. “The bestLEN engravers combined with
the NovaScreen technology have meant that SPGPrints has become one of our
strong partners, and the support we receive from them is very good.
installation of the two bestLEN systems along with the additional printing line
will open a new chapter for DB Tex, and significantly increase our ability to
meet global production demands,” Ahsan concluded.
screen production for companies like DB Tex is essential,” said Heinz Endres, marketing
and sales manager (engraving systems), SPGPrints. “bestLEN direct digital
engravers offer that reliability, and in conjunction with SPGPrints screens,
offer the best solution for productivity in the industry.”
SUGGESTED PHOTO CAPTIONS
“DSC_7681”: One of six SPGPrints engraving systems operating at DB Tex Ltd as
“DSC_7691”: Mr. Shah Imtiaz Ahsan, assistant general manager, DB Tex Ltd, with
an SPGPrints bestLEN engraver at DB Tex Ltd.
FOR FURTHER PRESS
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