Polish-based textile manufacturer Teofilow has purchased its second SPGPrints JAVELIN multi-pass digital textile printer. The deal was confirmed at SPGPrints’ stand at ITMA Barcelona recently. Teofilow is a leading textile manufacture in Poland and is the first company to purchase the SPGPrints JAVELIN solution in the country. Teofilow has been a loyal customer of SPGPrints as it has invested in several of the Dutch-based OEM’s rotary screen printing machines and screens throughout the last four decades.
Teofilow predominantly specialises in the production of children’s clothing, and for that reason the textile manufacturer’s new look JAVELIN printer will be equipped with SPGPrints’ latest ZDHC compliant ARCHER reactive inks. In fact, Teofilow acknowledges the importance of sustainability in the textile industry and this was a motivating factor in their decision to invest in the SPGPrints JAVELIN. Teofilow’s Chairman of the Board, Mariusz Trzcialkowski, explained that, despite the added cost of manufacturing in a sustainable manner, the environment is a big concern for the company — particularly issues around water scarcity.
Teofilow purchased its first JAVELIN printer earlier this year to kick off its modernisation programme and has doubled up on that at ITMA 2019. With SPGPrints’ guidance, Teofilow hopes to make a smooth and seamless transition to digital and one day hopes to implement a single-pass solution, according to Trzcialkowski. Teofilow hopes this investment will further enhance its dominance of the polish market. SPGPrints’ second-generation, six-colour JAVELIN printer became popular among visitors at ITMA. The machine has a printing width of 1850mm- 3200mm, is equipped with SPGPrints’ own ARCHER technology and has 36 Fujifilm Dimatix printheads which print reactive, acid or sublimation inks.
The machine can print up to two mn linear mtr a year, according to SPGPrints, and is also fitted with an innovative ink temperature control system that helps maintain an ideal ink viscosity, which improves the quality and consistency of the final print regardless of environmental conditions.