SPGPrints, a leading company in the textile, label, and industrial printing markets, has strengthened its commitment to the adoption and development of digital textile printing technology, with the formal opening of the Experience Centre, a 700 sq m demonstration and training facility located at the company’s Boxmeer, Netherlands headquarters.
The facility contains SPGPrints’ two flagship digital textile printers in precisely maintained atmospheric conditions: an 1850 mm wide single-pass Pike printer, designed for both large and short volumes with production speeds of up to 40 m/min; and a 3,200 mm-wide multi-pass Javelin printer, for home furnishing applications. The centre also features a meeting room and state-of-the-art presentation equipment.
After 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 changes.
The Experience Centre 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 centre 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.