Xeikon, a market leader in digital colour printing technology for the labels and packaging as well as the graphic arts printing industry and a subsidiary of the Flint Group, today reported that it has qualified Ahlstrom-Munksjö WALLSTAR DIGITAL® nonwoven wallcovering media for use on Xeikon digital presses as part of the alliance between the two companies.
WALLSTAR DIGITAL® nonwoven wallpapers have been specifically developed for digital printing technologies, they guarantee excellent homogeneous print results and are also PVC-free. The range features smooth, structured, coated and non-coated substrates, from 110gsm to 180gsm, that ensure very easy handling and excellent dry stripability. Ahlstrom-Munksjö also reports high customer satisfaction, especially regarding the soft-touch feeling.
The latest addition, the BR9708, is the only matt fibrous option on the market. It opens up a whole range of new applications and design opportunities for Xeikon customers and prospects.
Xeikon Wall Decoration Suite
The long-standing cooperation between Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Xeikon intensified last year when the non-woven manufacturer and printing specialist worked together to qualify a range of papers for Xeikon presses. This includes Xeikon’s Wall-Decoration Suite. It enables cost-efficient production of high-quality wall decoration for commercial, retail and residential purposes. It consists of five major components: a Xeikon Digital Press, a dedicated workflow, application-specific toners, process optimization tools and pre- and post-press solutions.
Xeikon’s Success in Wall Decoration
“We have seen an excellent 2018 performance of our Wall Decoration segment, both in terms of production volumes at our existing customers and new installations of Xeikon production lines in the field,” says Dimitri Van Gaever, Business Development Manager, Xeikon.
“We are pleased to be adding the WALLSTAR DIGITAL® media to our catalogue of qualified wallcovering substrates. The BR9708 grade from Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a textured high-quality grade. We were impressed by its luxurious, textile-like appearance and its natural, esthetic and fibrous tactile touch. We expect to see good market uptake of this exceptional wallcovering substrate, especially with the growing demand for customized interior décor solutions, both among interior decorators and consumers.”