by Dimitri Van Gaever
Ahead of the game
“Xeikon offers the best support and is committed to future innovation. We know we will always be at the leading edge in digital wall covering production with Xeikon as a partner, keeping us ahead of the game.”
Fredrik Larsson, Plant Manager of WallVision
WallVision designs, manufactures and sells high-quality wallpapers across the globe through four strong brands. Founded in 1905, the Swedish operation’s vision is to become the leading international supplier within the premium segment for wallpapers. Today it employs 190 people and has a turnover of €60m.
Its parent company, WA Wallvision AB, is owned by Litorina Coinvest L.P., and the group has centralised its production in Borås. The factory combines traditional production techniques with new manufacturing methods, including digital printing.
WallVision already operates a Xeikon 8000 and was looking to increase capacity, improve competitiveness and expand the variety of substrates it can offer its customers to support a wider range of products. Thus, the Xeikon 3500 was an ideal fit for the expansion of its manufacturing capacity.
According to Larsson, “There is no alternative to high end digital wallpaper manufacturing. Xeikon is the only supplier that offers a high level of productivity combined low running costs. It’s the ideal digital wall covering solution.”
The Xeikon 3500 prints up to 600 m²/hr in 5-colors. The fifth color station can be used to apply special colors and effects for stunning wallpaper designs.
“The Xeikon Walldecoration Suite is a full solution that enables WallVision to print, varnish and rewind in one smooth process that delivers unmatched productivity and print quality with economical running costs. With both presses in place, WallVision will also improve its responsiveness, essential in today’s production environment where faster time to market is critical.”
Dimitri Van Gaever, Xeikon’s business development manager
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.
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