26 October 2020

[The Note] When to use rotary screen printing and when to choose for digital textile printing?

10 September 2020

[The Note] Combining digital and rotary: does a hybrid printing machine make sense?

25 August 2020

[The Link] The Future of Rotary Screen Fabric Printing: is digital textile printing taking over?

Back in the late eighties, when digital textile printing and reactive inks were being developed, estimating the consequences of these innovations was not yet possible. However, it was soon thought that digital textile printing would push rotary screen printing into the background and eventually even replace it. 

Now, almost thirty years later, we can say that rotary screen printing is still very much alive and kicking, despite digital printing continuing to develop rapidly. Can rotary screen printing keep up with this development? And what are the expectations now? How long will rotary screen printing last? In this blog, I will evaluate the past and forecast the future of rotary screen printing.

26 May 2020

[The Note] The influence of COVID-19 on the international textile market: Is the corona virus leading the textile industry to digital maturity?

In recent months, COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is holding the world in its grip. The effects are felt everywhere, in all countries, industries and businesses. The virus also has some serious consequences for the textile industry. Logically, a lot of people within the industry wonder what impact this pandemic has on the textile market, both in the short as well as in the long run. What does this mean for the market? And for the production of printers and textiles? One certainty is that a lot of things have changed since the rise of COVID-19 in China.

In this blog I will give SPGPrints’ view on some of the consequences of COVID-19 on the textile market worldwide, and why we think this might lead to an increase of digital maturity within the industry. Let's start at the beginning.

19 March 2020

[The Note] Digital textile printing and sustainability: reducing the ecological footprint of printing

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 is digital textile printing really less harmful to the environment than conventional textile printing? After all, 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. What can we do to reduce the ecological footprint of textile printing? 

2 December 2019

[The Note] Match to print: how to ideally combine digital and rotary screen textile 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? In this blog, I describe three different scenario’s and explain how you can generate the perfect match between your conventional and digital textile printing machines in each scenario.

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27 June 2019

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

Nowadays, digital textile printing is the fastest growing segment in the textile industry. Why do increasingly more textile printers make the transition from conventional to digital printing? And what are the main investment reasons for digital textile printing? Instead of being driven by cost advantages, the main investment reasons can be find in indirect parameters underlining the advantages of digital textile printing. In this article, I discuss these important parameters and how they can benefit your company.

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