Agfa Supplies Inkjet Solutions to Decor Industry
Posted 10th December 2018 by Marcus Timson
Interior and exterior decoration are favorite fields of exploration for inkjet printing. Yet, as the world of decoration is very diverse, it is absolutely necessary to study each application in detail in order to develop inkjet printing solution that allow the industry to move to digital.
“Agfa is partnering with industry leaders from the decoration industry and with inkjet system integrators, said Tom Cloots, Director Industrial Inkjet, Agfa Graphics. "This three-party approach warrants the development of a print solution that fits all functional as well as economical requirements. The value of the solution is expressed in terms of the percentage of designs that can be shifted to inkjet printing, offering the flexibility to customize each and every single design without a single production stop.”
Decorative applications are always challenging for inkjet inks. First, the ink’s performance needs to be so good that it fits within the full production process. In addition, the ink has to achieve a consistent output from one production run to the next, and repeat monthly print runs of the same design files.
“Agfa inkjet inks, either UV- or water-based inks, have been developed with a view to delivering consistent results for the production of deco laminate (both for flooring and for furniture panels), furniture edge bands, doors, walls, etc. The quality of the ink forms the key element of the solution,” said Marc Graindourze, Business Development Manager Industrial Inks, Agfa Graphics
You can see Agfa latest technologies at the InPrint USA show in Louisville on April 9-11.