PIKE - The new standard for Digital Textile Printing

Archer® print bar

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

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.

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

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.

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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)


Reactive C, M, Y, DK, Orange, Blue, Red, Grey and Penetration fluid for expanding up to 9 colours


- 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

18 months of warranty with
 Archer® Print head programme 

SPGPrints is setting the standard for productivity and quality in digital printing with Archer® technology, a unique inkjet system that lies at the heart of the PIKE® and JAVELIN® textile and decor printers. 

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. This enables us to give 18 months of warranty on the print heads.


Accurate shooting of small droplets

Archer fish are remarkably accurate in their shooting. They can bring down insects and other prey up to 3m above the water's surface. (From Wikipedia)

See the PIKE in production

at KBC / Lörrach, Germany

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Learn how Si--MEMS enabled SAMBA print heads maintain thermal stability at a very low level of heat throughout the printing process. This is a key print head requirement for achieving long runs in industrial environments.

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Find out how Digital Printing with the PIKE
can innovate your textile business

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