SPGPrints new Nebula Acid HD inks for swimwear, silk and wool at Febratex 2016

Netherlands based SPGPrints will launch its new range of Nebula Acid HD (High Density) inks at Febratex 2016, 9-12 August in Brazil. The exhibition also marks the first showing in the Americas of the Javelin digital inkjet printer for companies printing up to two million metres of textiles annually.

High density colour for swimwear and silks

The Nebula Acid HD inks, which can be used with any printer using Kyocera print heads, are a new formulation, developed and produced by SPGPrints, offering increased colour depth and improved runability. The new ink range is ideal for Polyamide (PA) Lycra swimwear, luxury silk items like fashion scarves and neck ties, and wools.

Nebula Acid HD inks meet all industry standards for colour and water-fastness, and the specifications for all major swimwear manufacturers. Nebula Acid HD inks will be available from September 2016, initially in CMYK, orange, red, blue and grey.

SPGPrints management said that the inks are such a major step forward in their chemistry that the company will be phasing out its current acid ink rang but will support customers making the transition, by helping them recalibrate their colour profiles to run the new high density inks.

Introducing the Javelin digital inkjet textile printer to the Americas

Designed for annual up to two million metres, the Javelin printer features the same innovative Archer print head technology used in the recently launched, high-volume PIKE printer. PIKE’s nozzle plates are 4mm from the substrate, compared with the more usual 1.5mm nozzle-fabric distance. This means a wider range of substrates can be run, and the chance of print head damage is reduced. Using only six colours, Archer technology enables a wider gamut than the HD-gamut of other digital textile printing solutions.

Fine line details, smooth gradients, blotches and geometrics can be accurately printed thanks to Javelin’s variable drop-size capability (2pL – 10pL) in resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. The Javelin uses multi-pass scanning action with an array of Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads to cover the 1850mm width with sharp image production.

Javelin is ideal for companies wanting to take the first step into digital textile printing, or with a need to supplement their existing capabilities. Javelin complements SPGPrints’ PIKE digital printer that is capable of printing up to 13 million metres per year. Its fixed array printing bar contains 43 print heads for single-pass printing in a width of 1850mm.