13 December 2021

[The Note] How to choose a textile printing company that suits you as a partner

13 December 2021

[The Note] How digital textile printing enables fast-fashion manufacturing

13 December 2021

[The Note] Match to print: how to improve print quality when combining printing techniques

Both digital textile printing as well as conventional textile printing offer unique possibilities to printing companies that will help them provide astonishing output. But how do you use both printing techniques in such a way that you can fully benefit from the advantages associated with each printing technology? How to improve print quality with these techniques?

In this blog, I describe three different scenario’s and explain how to improve print quality and generate the perfect match between your conventional and digital textile printing machines in each scenario.

10 December 2021

[The Note] How to arrange a digital textile printing process

Some textile printers have the perception that you only need to plug in a digital textile printer for it to work. However, to truly benefit from your latest investment, there are a few extra steps you have to take.

In this blog, I’ll provide you with a checklist full of steps you should take when arranging a digital textile printing process. Use them to your advantage.

6 December 2021

[The Note] What determines your digital printing on fabric cost?

Increasingly more textile printers acknowledge the advantages that digital textile printing has to offer. Increased production speed, higher levels of quality and more flexibility, to only name a few. Nevertheless, a digital textile printing machine asks for quite a large investment.

What determines your digital printing on fabric cost? Many printing companies wonder why a digital printer is significantly more expensive than a rotary printing machine. In this blog, I explain which components determine the price of a digital textile printing machine and how your company can benefit from this innovative printing equipment.

6 December 2021

[The Note] 5 Digital Printing Requirements: a transition to digital textile printing

Is your company thinking about making the transition to Digital Textile Printing, but do you wonder if you're truly ready for it? In this blog, I’ve listed five important digital printing requirements that printing companies have to meet before they can benefit from adding a digital textile printer to their line of production.

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6 December 2021

[The Note] High speed digital textile printing: machine, promise and reality

As mentioned in my blog about hidden costs in digital printing, printing speed is a factor that greatly influences the cost of digital textile printing. The maximum speed of a printer is often being used as a Unique Selling Point (USP) by printer manufacturers. However, in the long run, it is not the printing speed that is most important; the final printing quality that can be produced is the priority and that determines the printing speed that can be achieved. 

3 December 2021

[The Note] Textile sampling: is digital sampling for rotary screen printing possible?

Nowadays, many printing companies combine both digital textile printing and rotary screen printing. An understandable choice, because both print forms have their own advantages and disadvantages. By combining them, you get the best of both worlds.

However, using two printing processes side by side also raises questions. One of the frequently asked questions to SPGPrints from our customers has to do with textile sampling. Can you make a digital sample for a design that will be printed conventionally? And if you can, does it make any sense at all to do this? In this blog I will explain the importance of textile sampling and what this means for the combination of digital and rotary screen printing within your company.

2 December 2021

[The Note] The single pass digital printing machine and its impact on the textile printing industry

For a long time digital textile printing machines could not match rotary screen printing machines in terms of production volume performance. Although offering a shorter time-to-market and higher design quality, digital textile printing machines could not provide large quantities of printed fabric with a certain delivery time as rotary screen printers can.

29 November 2021

[The Note] Sustainable Textile Printing: digitally reducing the ecological footprint

Sustainability is becoming increasingly more important in today’s society, even in the more polluting industries. Luckily, new innovations help to make production processes less damaging for the environment. A great example of this is digital textile printing, which innovates the industry of textile printing. But does digital textile printing really allow sustainable textile printing by being less harmful to the environment than conventional textile printing?

Chemical material is printed on textile, whether the process is digital or not. On top of that, the printed product in most cases still has to be steamed and washed. This is why the ecological footprint of textile printing will not be zero. But what can we do to reduce the ecological footprint of textile printing? 

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