8th December 2016, Boxmeer
SPGPrints, a leading specialist in the textile, label and industrial printing, will introduce new digital printers for the interior decor and wallcovering markets based on its unique Archer Technology on two stands at Heimtextil 2017, which will be held from 10-13 January, at Messe Frankfurt, Germany.
The stand in Hall 6 features live demonstrations of the new wide-format JAVELIN digital inkjet printer for decorative textile products including bed linens, curtains and upholstery. The Hall 3 stand will feature SPGPrints’ solutions for rotary screen printing and information on the new PIKE decor printers for home deco applications.
At the heart of the new JAVELIN and PIKE printers is SPGPrints’ established Archer Technology that is designed to accurately fire variable drop sizes to create sharp detail, fine lines, solid blotches and smooth gradations on a wide range of substrates, the company explains.
Making its global debut at the show, the new wide-format JAVELIN digital inkjet printer has a 3,200mm width capability to enable the printing of home deco textiles including bed linens, curtains and hangings. Shorter runs, limited editions, and custom designs can be printed for domestic use, as well as for hotels and resorts.
JAVELIN prints up to six colours at 550m2 per hour. It features a robust build and is said to offer ease of use and maintenance. Live demonstrations will take place in Hall 6 and SPGPrints personnel will be available to discuss applications, configurations and how this new digital capability can complement your existing production methods.
Details of two new PIKE digital inkjet printers are being presented in Hall 3 aimed at providing the many advantages of digital printing to laminates and rigid decor applications and wallpaper. A 700mm-wide PIKE printer uses a central impression cylinder to apply graphic images, textures and protective coatings to laminates. These can be used to create a wide variety of effects like stone, wood, brick, ceramic tiles, among others, to enable maximum creativity cost-effectively. A wide range of protective coatings may be applied for gloss, matt, satin and silk effects, enhancing the printed images. Textures may also be added to create additional verisimilitude to furniture and other surfaces, the company reports.
A 1300mm flat-bed PIKE printer enables the direct printing of rigid substrates. According to the manufacturer, foors, table-tops, ceiling tiles and panels can be quickly imaged and customised products produced.
Both these PIKE printers are said to deliver the digital advantage of cost-effective short runs, fast change overs, minimal waste, fast time-to-market, streamlined logistics, reduced stock-holding and warehousing. They can be used to help transform the production of furniture, kitchen units, and furnishing for hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other private and public spaces. In addition, SPGPrints has successfully adapted its Archer Technology for wallcovering printing applications, and is working to develop a printing line for this application.