Digital print specialist SPGPrints will showcase its digital and rotary screen printing solutions at next year’s Heimtextil trade show, from 8-11 January. Of particular focus will be the Dutch company’s Pike 700 UV-inkjet hybrid printer for décor laminates and other industrial applications, which is based on its Archer inkjet technology. SPGPrints’ states that with the Pike 700, designers and decorators can have custom or mass-market products both quickly and cost-effectively. The 700 mm-wide roll to roll technology features ten colour positions around a central cylinder, with CMYK plus white.
The printer features LED pinning between colour stations to ensure image sharpness, while it leverages Archer inks to optimise the machine’s print heads and treatment processes. The Pike 700 is said to be compliant with an array of substrate materials: From textiles and papers to films and foils and prints at resolutions of up to 1200dpi.
The company’s suite of technologies includes complete printing lines, such as the PD5 hybrid, which is available for use with SPGPrints’ nickel rotary screens and direct laser imaging systems. SPGPrints’ SpecialScreen seamless nickel rotary screens are said to combine a high mesh-count with a large hole size, enabling fine and detailed printing with large particles, without risk of blockage. “SpecialScreen screens provide precision reproduction with smooth tonal gradations, fine outline printing, as well as puff, 3D tactile, glitter and reflective effects for enhanced sensual appeal,” a company statement read.
With a plethora of solutions for the home textiles marketplace, SPGPrints’ is well placed ahead of the event in January. At its stand, the company is expected to draw focus to a video presentation that displays its digital offerings.