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Dover Digital Printing Center Of Excellence Serves As Academy & Technical Training School


Dover Digital Printing’s Center of Excellence, at Guanzate in the Province of Como, Lombardy, is a 3,000-square-meter, high-tech digital printing facility. It serves as an academy and technical training school for the digital printing industry, with a remit to train future machine operators, print technicians and designers. Equipped with the latest printers from MS Printing Solutions, the center will also showcase products from other Dover Digital Printing companies such as French RIP software specialists Caldera and ink manufacturers JK Group.

As specialists in producing printers for the textile industry, the new center was designed to focus on textile printing innovation and, in particular, on the green technology which led to the development of MS Printing Solutions ‘LaRio’ digital printer. The purpose of setting up the new Center of Excellence was to create a fully operational textile printing showroom that would allow visitors to see all the latest MS equipment set up for demos and training. There are state-of-the-art training rooms where training courses are delivered by experienced industry experts. The center is staffed by a team of operators, trainers, software designers and plant managers, and currently showcases the LaRio, the JPK 3.2m, the JP7, the Impres 3.2m, the JP4 1.8, the JP3, utilizing RIP software from Caldera and JK Group inks, as well as MS steamers and dryers.

Abhi Agrawal, President of Dover Digital Printing, explains, “In the new Center of Excellence, we’ve combined a complete digital demo center with a facility for product development and the optimization of print quality. We want to spearhead the conversion from analog to digital, and this superb facility will help our existing and potential customers to understand the latest printing technology through training and education. It will also provide a valuable resource for customers to develop and launch digital products.”

Paolo Milini, President MS Printing Solutions says, “As more printers are turning to digital printing, we need to be able to inform them of the advantages it has over traditional analog printing. Not only is it faster, but it offers more scope in terms of complex customization of designs. This new center showcases the future of textile printing and will help to prepare the next generation of digital print technicians.”