SPGPrints’ new Experience Center provides global digital textile industry innovation hub
Netherlands, 20 September 2017:
SPGPrints has strengthened its commitment to the adoption and
development of digital textile printing technology, with the formal
opening of the Experience Center – the 700m2
demonstration and training facility located at the company’s
Boxmeer (Netherlands) headquarters.
than 160 people, including employees from across the organisation,
attended the ceremony, as the mayor of Boxmeer, Karel van Soest, cut
the ribbon to officially declare the Center open for business.
facility contains SPGPrints’ two flagship digital textile printers
in precisely maintained atmospheric conditions: an 1850mm-wide
printer, designed for both large and short volumes with production
speeds of up to 40m/min; and a 3200mm-wide multi-pass JAVELIN®
printer, for home furnishing applications. The Center also features a
meeting room and state-of-the art presentation equipment.
the ceremony, attendees observed live demonstrations, showing the
machines’ capabilities for delivering fine detail, while handling a
variety of challenging geometric designs and achieving constant
precise colour targets with wide gamuts, in addition to immediate job
Experience Center gives suppliers and buyers of digitally printed
textiles a showcase for learning how to reap the revolutionary
benefits of digital printing, and understanding the end-to-end
implications of digital production with SPGPrints’ technology. The
innovation hub will also give textile printers the ability to trial
new designs and fabrics under test conditions and expert guidance.
Furthermore, the Center will allow SPGPrints’ own research and
development staff to test and optimise proprietary PIKE and JAVELIN
inks as new fabrics are introduced, enabling colour-matching and
performance trials to be accelerated.
customers, the Center will make it easier to implement digital
workflows quickly and smoothly, and bring new ideas and products to
market, faster, without needing to compromise output at their own
has been committed to textile printing innovation throughout the
company’s 70-year history, firstly through rotary screen technology
that made high-quality mass-production possible and, since 1986,
through inkjet machine systems and proprietary inks developed under
the same roof.
Joustra, CEO, SPGPrints, comments: "Digital printing undoubtedly
represents the future for textile printing. It is transforming the
supply chain, making a wider variety of designs possible, shortening
delivery times, delivering major cost savings and eliminating waste.
At SPGPrints, we have been empowering the industry to exploit these
benefits, through over three decades of digital inkjet innovation,
culminating in the Archer®
technology deployed on the PIKE and JAVELIN printers.
opening of the Experience Center marks our commitment to driving the
adoption of the digital workflow. Not only will this provide the
opportunity for brand-owners and printers to gain a first-hand,
real-time insight into this technology’s tremendous potential; it
will provide a dedicated space for further innovation in quality,
productivity and sustainability, complementing our resources for the
continued development of traditional rotary screen technologies."
new Experience Center is part of an €8 million capital investment
programme by SPGPrints, covering an expansion area of 3000m2.
This also includes the building of the expanded Digital Inks Factory
for production of its inkjet inks, enabling the company to boost
capacity in response to the growth of the digital textile printing
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It provides total system solutions, with a portfolio including
screens, lacquers, inks, digital engravers, and a broad
range of rotary screen and digital
The company has applied its electroforming expertise to developing
both highly reliable rotary
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