SPGPrints’ JAVELIN® digital printer and advanced rotary screen solutions feature at ITM 2018
Netherlands, 8 March 2018:
SPGPrints’ digital printing solutions using Archer® technology
digital and advanced rotary screens for apparel applications will be
presented on its stand (Hall 6 Stand 606B) at ITM 2018, Tűyap Fair
Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 – 17 April.
of the digital offering at the stand will be the 1850mm-wide version
of the JAVELIN® printer, a programme of inks for a wide range of
fabrics, and information on other digital printers using Archer
its debut at ITM 2016, the JAVELIN printer has been installed at
textile printing operations around the world, complementing existing
digital machines and screen production,” said Hakan Uzman, managing
director SPGPrints Turkey. “For the past year, Tekboy Tekstil, here
in Istanbul, has been running its JAVELIN printer to supplement
production capacity and meet increased demands for shorter runs,
rapid turnarounds, and on-demand sample printing.”
six-colour JAVELIN printer is a production scanning printer that uses
SPGPrints’ unique Archer technology and Fujifilm Dimatix Samba
print heads to fire variable drops of ink (2-10 pL) up to 4mm to the
an output of up to 367 linear metres per hour, the JAVELIN is suited
for medium output levels, and situations where more frequent changes
between different fabrics and ink chemistries are required.
higher volumes, information will be available on the stand about the
SPGPrints PIKE® printer that offers high-speed, single-pass
production using the same proven Archer technology. Capable
of speeds up to 40 linear metres / minute, PIKE
is enabling users to offer lead times of less than one week to global
fast-fashion brands, for orders exceeding 100,000 linear metres.
both printers, SPGPrints’ “Archer Print Head Program” is
available that provides a 2.5 year guarantee on print heads in
combination with the use of accredited inks.
addition to production flexibility, the JAVELIN and PIKE printers
deliver high-quality print with fine lines, solid blotches, precise
geometrics, and micro patterns, making them ideal for today’s
design trends and demands for fast-fashion.
manufactures its own inks for use with JAVELIN and PIKE printers at
its recently-expanded ink plant at its headquarters in Boxmeeer.
SPGPrints’ NEBULA® range of digital inks is designed for use with
printers using Kyocera print heads. Acid, reactive, disperse and
sublimation inks are available, and assure smooth running, wide
colour gamuts, and outstanding quality with low maintenance.
for exceptional print quality
continues to lead the way in innovation for screen technologies
because it recognises the complementary nature of digital and screen
production in meeting the demands of today’s markets quickly and
its stand at ITM 2018, visitors will find a selection of screens and
printed textiles that demonstrate the characteristics of the
NovaScreen® line-up. NovaScreen
screens offer relatively high open areas thanks to a mesh counts with
minimum spacing between holes, maximising paste transfer, and are
available in a range of meshes from 135 and 245 holes per linear
inch. This results in higher printing speeds and paste yields. The
robust nickel construction of NovaScreen offers stability at high
speed, long life and easy handling.
NovaScreen 245 mesh offers exceptional definition and resolution.
With hole-sizes of 40 microns, it features an exceptionally high mesh
count. This gives it two important quality advantages: first, it
prints perfect halftones and tonal gradations, with transitions not
previously possible with rotary screen printing. Fine rasters that
generate homogenous shade impressions on the printed substrate make
this possible. Fine linework and smaller dots can also be reproduced,
enabling greater creativity in geometric patterns and halftones for
fashion and interior décor applications.
on the stand will be SPGPrints’ RandomScreen®, a 125 mesh has a
79-micron hole-size screen, that supresses moiré effects in
halftones. The holes are arranged stochastically, out of line with
each other, thereby eliminating the risk of undesired patterns
becoming visible in printed results. RandomScreen also can save
paste, especially when pigment printing.
images with direct laser engraving and laser imaging
achieve the best results from SPGPrints’ NovaScreen line, direct
laser engraving, and laser imaging solutions can cut screen
preparation times, accelerate throughput and increase productivity.
Information about these laser engraving systems will be available at
SPGPrints bestLEN offers state of the art direct laser engraving for
repeatable quality in screen imaging. Direct
laser engraving is a single-step dry process: simply engrave the
desired design and print. This eliminates costly consumables such as
film, ink or chemicals, and time-consuming processes like exposing
smartLEX 7430 laser exposing system uses unique multi-beam diode
technology that combines long lifetime, high productivity and
resolutions of up to 2540dpi. smartLEX 7430 exposes screens between
300mm and 3500mm length. Exposing cycles can be as short as 12
minutes, and intuitive, easy-to-use, Smart-GUI software requires
relatively little experience to master.
is no doubt that the textile printing market is currently a very
exciting place to be. With powerful digital printers working
alongside advanced screen technologies using precision laser
engraving and imaging systems, new applications like soft signage,
and new market dynamics are driving this vital industry,” Uzman
concluded. “With products for the complete workflow, SPGPrints is
in a unique position to help its customers find the right solutions