20 June 2018

[The Note] The 3 main investment reasons for digital textile printing

14 June 2018

What is digital textile printing and what are the advantages for your company?

6 June 2018

[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.

30 May 2018

[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.

23 May 2018

[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.

16 May 2018

ITM 2018: more printing companies ready to make the transition from conventional to digital textile printing

From the 14th until the 17th of April the whole textile world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the largest textile exhibition in Turkey: ITM. In these four days, textile printing companies were able to learn all about the latest technologies in textile printing, to find out how printing processes could be optimized and above all how they could reach a new, unheard of level of quality. The most important takeaway message from ITM 2018 - something that we also noticed in our conversations with the visitors - was the growing interest and demand for digital textile printing.

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3 May 2018

[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?

3 May 2018

[The Note] Textile printing inks: what types of ink 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 April 2018

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

Printing on textile is a craft that has been practised for decades. Not surprisingly, throughout these years there has been a lot of development in the field of textile printing. From hand-block printing to digital printing: the process of printing on fabric has become faster and more innovative resulting in higher quality textiles. Nowadays, the possibilities are endless. Curious what types of industrial textile printing you can use for printing designs on fabrics? Below we’ve summed up the five main printing types and their most important benefits.

4 April 2018

[The Note] How a visit to ITM 2018 can help textile printers improve and grow their business

Between the 14th and the 17th of April this year, ITM (International Textile Machinery Exhibition) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. As the largest exhibition in its field in Turkey and the Middle East, ITM is the place where the textile world gathers to discuss the latest innovations in textile printing. If that’s not enough to get you excited, below we listed four reasons how a visit to ITM 2018 could help you improve and grow your business.

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