11 December 2019

[The Note] Textile printing techniques: the five main types of printing on fabric explained

2 December 2019

[The Note] Match to print: how to ideally combine digital and rotary screen textile printing techniques

26 November 2019

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

Investing in new printing equipment often is the start of a long term relationship between your company and your printing partner. Of course, you want to make sure you make the right choice, as this is a significant investment. How do you make sure you ask the right questions and do the appropriate research? To help you select the printing partner that best suits your company, I give you a few essential tips that will guide you through the process.

14 November 2019

[The Note] Single-pass versus multi-pass scanning textile printing: what is the difference?

Throughout the years, digital textile printing has developed from 'suitable for sampling only' technology to high-speed fabric printing for production. Innovative techniques have resulted in acceleration and improvement of the digital printing process creating more and better possibilities for textile printers. These innovations have contributed to the creation of the two main digital printing techniques that are used nowadays: single-pass and multi-pass scanning printing. What is the difference between these two printing techniques and how do you decide which technique best fits your and your customer’s wants and needs?

7 November 2019

[The Note] Textile printing inks: what types are there and how can they improve the quality of your designs?

Textile printers are always looking for ways to improve the quality of their designs and fabrics. An important element of design quality is the type of ink that is used for printing. The last years, there has been a high demand for high-quality inks that are easy to print with and are also less damaging to the environment. How do you find the type of ink that best fits your production process when there are so many different types of ink out there? In this blog, I explain the different types of ink to you and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type to make your choice an easier one.

4 November 2019

[The Note] Digital fabric printing costs: the investment versus the earnings

Considering to make the transition to digital textile printing? The extensive investment of digital textile printing is one of the main reasons printers can be hesitant in making the transition. But how much does digital textile printing truly cost? And – more importantly – what are the benefits? In this article, we discuss both the costs as well as the earnings of digital textile printing.

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31 October 2019

[The Note] Reducing print head damage in digital textile printing with Archer® technology

Most print heads used in the textile industry are derived from the print heads that are created for and used in the graphic printing market. These type of print heads are perfectly suitable for printing on flat and even materials but are not ideal for the typical three dimensional structure of textile fabric. Nonetheless, this type of print head is widely used in the textile industry. This causes quite often problems such as print head damage, high repairing costs, a lower printing quality which required a suitable solution. The Archer technology of SPGPrints proved to be that solution, offering printers a greater jetting distance while maintaining a high precision level.

24 October 2019

[The Note] Digital textile printing fabrics: what materials are suitable for digital printing?

Digital textile printing is the latest innovation within the textile printing industry. An increased number of printers are making the transition to digital printing and benefit from the competitive advantage that it offers them, the fast production rate and the possibility to print complex designs and fine patterns. Before deciding if digital textile printing could be of interest to your printing company, it is essential to know what are the possibilities of digital printing regarding the materials that can be digitally printed on.

17 October 2019

[The Note] Digital textile design: what are the new opportunities for designers?

The rise of digital textile printing does not only bring large advantages for production only. The digital printing technology also breaks some major boundaries that conventional printing used to put on designers. As a designer, digital printing helps you to expand your creativity and offers you the opportunity to better respond to the wishes of the market. In this blog, I explain exactly what the advantages of digital textile design are and how you as a designer could benefit from them.

10 October 2019

[The Note] Finding the right combination of digital and conventional textile printing machines in your production line

Digital textile printing offers printing companies various advantages, like shorter delivery times, increased design quality and expanded production capacity. For that reason, the number of printing companies that are adding a digital textile printer to their production line increased drastically.

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