The Netherlands-based SPGPrints reports it has sold a six-color PIKE® digital textile printer to China-based Dongheng Group, a commission printing and dyeing company that supplies customers in the fashion industry. According to SPGPrints, Dongheng wanted to expand its digital capabilities to offer greater flexibility to meet customer demands for high-quality, short run and faster lead times. In addition, SPGPrints cited minimal substrate waste, lower water and energy usage and no need for screen preparation as factors that influenced Dongheng’s choice of printer.
In other company news, SPGPrints has increased manufacturing capacity at its Austria-based facility to meet demand for the JAVELIN® printer, which has received significant interest since its official introduction at ITM 2016. “With the latest production expansion, the Kufstein facility is the ideal choice for the machine’s production and assembly,” said Rieks Reyers, marketing and sales director, SPGPrints.