SPG Prints’ Pike digital textile printer has won the European Digital Press (EDP) award for Best Industrial Textile Solution. Launched in November 2015, the Pike has set new standards for print quality and production speeds. The single-pass printer’s debut attracted wide attention and, since then, that interest has continued and installations are underway at major textile printers. Pike will enable them to address today’s demands for short-runs and fast-turnarounds as well as full production runs (up to 13 million meters per year).
The EDP awards were established by the European Digital Press Association to recognise the best offerings on the market in terms of technical performance and service.
The Pike, built for industrial production, pushes the boundaries for digitally printed textiles. It gives textile printers the opportunity to switch to various images within one roll, and offers very short turnaround times compared to traditional textile printing.
The printer features the break-through Archer technology with Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads for high-quality single-pass printing. Pike delivers fine lines, subtle halftones, smooth gradients and sharp geometric patterns and provides the combined competitive advantages of shortened time to market and reduced logistics costs.
SPG Prints is a leader in digital printing technologies.