Fiera Milano was from June 8 – 14 2023 home to ITMA, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition. SPGPrints took a different approach to the show by focusing on the customers’ needs and sustainability. By showcasing its reliable, innovative and sustainable solutions SPGPrints looks back at a very successful ITMA 2023.
Sustainability put into practice: Participating in ITMA, SPGPrints found it very important to do so in a sustainable way, with the ambition to have a small environmental footprint and a 100% renewable booth. Not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. This led to a booth which consisted of recyclable and reusable materials, for instance a chip wood floor and a large printed curtain as booth divider. In order to keep the footprint low and not to create excess waste, no running machines were present. This was highlighted by placing the machines tilted, which also created a spectacular look.
High-quality customer conversations: The different booth approach also meant that SPGPrints could better address customer specific questions and challenges since focus was not on machines but on the complete know-how and portfolio SPGPrints has to offer. This was also highlighted during the several TECHTalks, in which industry relevant topics like sustainable printing, when rotary/when digital and others were presented multiple times per day. SPGPrints even looked into the future with a presentation about Future Fabric, in which the combination of textile printing and printed electronics was explained and made practically applicable.
Continuous innovation: As inventor of rotary screen technology and initiator of digital textile printing, SPGPrints showed innovations in both rotary screen and digital printing. For rotary screen printing the TEAK, 2.45 meters including universal repeat, was showcased and the Eucalyptus, 3.25 meters wide printer was announced. Also, the new laser engraver Maple and the textile screens portfolio were put in the spotlight, emphasizing the paste-savings which add up to 22%!
For digital printing, innovation was shown by the complete portfolio of 6 printer models SPGPrints has to offer. The good-better-best approach leads to a solution for every situation, depending on the customer’s needs. Especially in combination with the SPGPrints inks, like the pigments with binder in the ink. And the introduction of Archer+ Pro shows that also on software SPGPrints keeps innovating. Archer+ Pro automatically corrects print head deviations and alignments, maximizing the print quality and the productivity.
Customers choose SPGPrints: The focus on customer’s questions and challenges, the new approach and complete portfolio has also led to commercial successes, even more than expected. SPGPrints signed contracts with customers from all over the world for digital machines, rotary machines, engraving equipment and consumable contracts which confirm that SPGPrints really is a total solution provider.