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Heimtextil 2017: these are the trends to watch out for

Commercial printing Wallpaper


by Dimitri Van Gaever

The biggest international trade show for interior textiles and trends, Heimtextil sets benchmarks for interior designers and entrepreneurs from all over the world. With around 3,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends and technology, the annual event’s 2017 edition - which took place from January 10 to January 13 - proved to be a major hit. Never one to pass up an opportunity to demonstrate the amazing wall coverings digital print can achieve, Xeikon was there as well to inspire the nearly 70,000 visitors. Didn’t have the time to stop by our booth? Here’s what you missed!

Xeikon at Heimtextil 2017

Xeikon 3500: wider, better, faster, simpler

To showcase how high-quality single-wall solutions can be printed in a flash these days thanks to digital technology, we brought along the Xeikon 3500 digital press and printed some of our clients’ most unique wallpaper designs on the spot. The Xeikon 3500 prints 600 sq m per hour, up to 516 mm wide.

Introducing the wallpaper rewinder

We also demonstrated WMR, our new wallpaper rewinder which integrates perfectly into our existing print solutions. Delivering neatly finished rolls at the end of the production cycle, the Xeikon WMR was specially developed for digitally printed wall solutions, photo murals and short run wallpaper.

Trend alert: glow-in-the-dark wallpaper

Wallpaper by day, light show by night! Glow-in the dark wallpaper and textiles have been around for a while now, but from the looks of Heimtextil 2017 it seems UV-sensitive designs are finally getting their well-deserved moment in the spotlight.

Design your own wallpaper

Has Heimtextil gotten your creative juices flowing? Are you looking for a unique single wall solution, but can’t seem to find one that fits your interior design to a T? Then is just the thing for you! Upload your own design, place your order, and in a few days’ time you’ll receive all the free sample rolls you need to wow your client.

Need help? Consult our tips to create your own wallpaper!