SPGPrints’ JAVELIN® digital textile
printer wins EDP Award 2017
SPGPrints recently announced that its JAVELIN® digital
textile printer has won the European Digital Press Association (EDP)
Award for “Best Textile Solution” in the Print and Finishing
The award was presented by the Association at a ceremony
during the FESPA 2017 exhibition in Hamburg, Germany on 10 May,
2017. This achievement follows the same award being presented
last year to the SPGPrints’ PIKE® digital textile printer.
Jos Notermans, commercial manager Digital Textiles at
SPGPrints (left) receives the ‘Best Textile Solution’ EDP
Award for the JAVELIN printer from Harmen Hartman, editor
of SignPro Benelux.
The JAVELIN digital textile printer was launched at ITM 2017,
in April 2016, and installations have been taking place around
The EDP Association comprises 20 printing trade press
magazines in 27 countries, representing more than half a million
readers. This year’s entries were judged by the EDP technical
committee that comprised Herman Hartman (Chairman), editor,
signPro (Benelux); Rob Haak. President, SPIKIX; Klaus-Peter
Nicolay, editor, Druckmarkt, (Germany) and Igor Terentyev,
editor, Publish, (Russia).
In making the award, the judging panel commented: “The
printer offers quality and value to textile printers who are
taking the first step into digital production. The JAVELIN has
several multiple-pass scanning printing modes that can print
high-resolution images up to 1,200 dpi on a variety of
substrates. Possibly a breakthrough in textile at high
resolution and small droplets with special inks for textile.”
The JAVELIN uses 36 Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads and
SPGPrints’ unique Archer® technology to produce variable drops
for optimal control of detail and saturation.
The printer offers flexibility in configuration for use with
acid, reactive and disperse PIKE Inks from SPGPrints. Its
capability of printing up to two million linear metres annually
on a wide range of substrates makes it an ideal solution for
printers taking their first steps into digital production, and
those wishing to supplement an existing digital capability.
The award was accepted by Jos Notermans, commercial manager
Digital Textiles at SPGPrints, who said: “The recognition of the
JAVELIN printer’s capabilities, productivity and place in the
global textile printing industry is extremely gratifying. It
demonstrates the power of the Archer® technology that means
printers can use the JAVELIN with a wide range of substrates and
achieve high levels of print quality.
“Modern retailing demands shorter runs, faster turnarounds
and shortened supply chains with no compromises on colour or
print quality,” he continued. “The JAVELIN and PIKE printers
offer this capability to different ends of the volume spectrum.
To have this acknowledged by the EDP Award judges is a great
endorsement of SPGPrints’ technology and leadership position in
the textiles market.”