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Tekboy Tekstil takes first step into digital textile production

Mar 10, 2017
Tekboy Tekstil takes first step into digital textile production

SPGPrints announced that Tekboy Tekstil, of Istanbul, Turkey, has installed a JAVELIN® digital printer to supplement production capacity, and meet increased demand for shorter-runs, rapid turnarounds and on-demand sample production. Established in 1981, Tekboy is one of the country’s leading suppliers and has dyeing and printing facilities in Istanbul and Lüleburgaz, where the JAVELIN has been installed. The JAVELIN printer is Tekboy’s first high-volume digital machine investment, complementing a large number of conventional printing lines that have met the company’s output requirements until now.

The JAVELIN printer uses Archer® technology which enables the firing of variable drops (2pL-10pL) to the substrate. The 4mm distance from print head to substrate eliminates head damage and is ideal for printing the knitted fabrics produced by Tekboy.

The precision of JAVELIN’s ink delivery system provides the repeatable and consistent quality that will enable Tekboy to meet the demand for frequently changing designs with lead-times often measured in weeks. Furthermore, Tekboy can produce samples, usually in 10 m lengths, economically and instantly, enabling its customers to speed up product development phases.

JAVELIN’s six-colour (CMYK, Blue and Orange) system can reliably and repeatedly reproduce a wider gamut than any currently available eight-colour system and achieve fine tonal gradations, thanks to the variable dot sizes. Tekboy’s JAVELIN is using reactive inks, developed and manufactured by SPGPrints.