Lotus Holland has launched a printing facility to promote screen know-how in the world of sportswear and workwear applications. Their new “Sport Printlab” in Dongen, Netherlands, combines production, live demonstration and training capacities for screen printing on textiles. It is an open venue for all screen print manufacturers, both from hardware an consumables side, to be used for their promotional purposes. As an expert in screen preparation and cleaning, Lotus has been a supporting partner for the Portuguese ROQ in direct-to-garment solutions. The latest developments focus on water and chemicals usage reduction, while projects in the pipeline intend to increase squeegee lifetime and improve daily handling for printshops. At the Sport Printlab, Lotus Holland and other ESMA members aim to promote the use of innovative screen printing for textile applications. More details on future activities in this area – including open door days and a “Screen Print Festival” – will follow soon.