Eede, the Netherlands – Leading Nordic wallpaper printer WallVision will enhance its digital wall covering production capabilities following investment in the newly released Xeikon Walldecoration Suite with the Xeikon 3500 press as its cornerstone. The press will be configured with a Wallpaper Medium Rewinder (WMR) for fast, efficient production. WallVision placed this order for its newest Xeikon wall covering solution at Heimtextil 2017.
The Xeikon 3500 joins a Xeikon 8000 and will support innovative production with a wider choice in substrates, opening new opportunities for the company and its customers.
Plant Manager Fredrik Larsson says, “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.”
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.
Dimitri Van Gaever, Xeikon’s business development manager, comments, “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.”