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SPGPrints to launch Pike digital textile printer at ITMA
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Oct '15
Printing technologies maker SPGPrints will launch and demonstrate operational capabilities of the Pike single-pass digital textile printer at ITMA 2015.

Textile printing technologies maker SPGPrints will launch and demonstrate operational capabilities of the Pike single-pass digital textile printer at ITMA 2015 in hall 18, stand E 103.

A press release stated, “Other stand highlights include the multiple-pass scanning printer, Nebula Reactive HD high-density inkjet inks, the new high-resolution edition of NovaScreen and the Bestlen 7412 screen engraver.”

“With its industry-leading speeds, precision geometrics, fast throughput and low running costs, the Pike printer represents a new performance benchmark for textile printing,” it said.

The first Pike printer is a 6-colour machine in which each colour is represented by an Archer print bar containing 43 print elements, giving a printing width of 1850mm.

The print bar has a native resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi, variable drop-sizes between 2pl to 10pl and a jetting frequency of 32 kHz.

Pike offers up to 80 per cent more ink delivery than any other solution today, and a typical productivity of 40 linear metres per minute, with a maximum of around 90 metres per minute.

The modular construction will allow models with up to nine colours, while wider versions of the Pike, up to 3200mm, are also planned.

Pike is based on a full-width array of Fujifilm Samba print elements, specially modified in a joint project for optimum performance in textile printing.

“These elements are incorporated in a highly accurate but user-friendly print-bar technology, including specialised electronics as well as an ink conditioning and ink delivery system, called 'Archer',” the company explained.

The Archer technology offers both precision and a significantly greater jetting distance than is possible with other heads widely used in current digital-textile applications.

“Head plates in the Archer are situated 4mm away from the substrate surface, compared with the typical 1.5mm nozzle-fabric distance offered by alternative print heads,” SPGPrints added.

SPGPrints further added that the longer jetting distance greatly reduces the risk of 'head strike', which can damage these expensive components.

It also eliminates the need for 'neat edges' for most fabrics, as required in all digital printing systems today.

“These advantages allow SPGPrints to offer the 'no printhead headache' programme, which provides a lifetime guarantee on the print elements in combination with the use of Pike inks,” it observed.

Pike inks have been optimised for the Pike single-pass printer and, with only six colours; offer a colour gamut that exceeds the HD-gamut of today's scanning machine solutions.

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