Xeikon (Eede, The Netherlands) said that it will launch its “breakthrough” Walldeco Discovery Solution for affordable, cost-effective, short-run wall decoration production at the Heimtextil 2019 Tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8 – 11, 2019. The complete end-to-end digital solution will deliver 1,200-dpi resolution at speeds up to 300 m²/hour. The technology’s central element is the OEM’s 4-colour Xeikon 3050 entry-level industrial production press. After printing, a web-varnishing module provides the option for inline varnishing of the wallpaper to enrich the effects or to better protect them. At the end of the line, a wallpaper ‘medium rewinder’ outputs the finished rolls ready for further logistics or application.
“Following last year’s launch of our highly productive wall decoration digital production suite based on the Xeikon CX500 press, we quickly identified a demand for a medium-capacity solution that delivers the same exacting standards,” said Dimitri Van Gaever, Business Development Manager of Graphic Arts at Xeikon. “There’s no compromise on efficiency and quality with this latest addition to our portfolio. True to Xeikon’s total approach, this end-to-end solution quickly and simply produces fully finished rolls of wall coverings. It’s positioned at an attractive price point to make it accessible to every professional to immediately create added value and build up his or her business. Another key benefit is the fact it also complies with all legislation surrounding indoor emissions and construction, including EN 15102 for wall coverings.”
The entry-level solution is ideal for printers using wall-decoration applications for the first time, as it offers a clear upgrade path. In fact, it’s scalable up to a capacity of 900 m²/hour when producing with the much faster Xeikon CX500. The solution was designed to deliver cost-effective short runs with fast changeovers and minimal waste – while supporting faster time-to-market, streamlined logistics, and reduced stock-holding and warehousing. “The eco-friendly solution ensures colour stability and consistent, high-quality output. It can also run the broadest range of non-woven substrates, and enables a wide variety of application capabilities,” Xeikon added.