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Digital printing

Single-pass and multi-pass digital printing solutions for direct printing on flooring and furniture panels as well as digital printing of decor paper.

Traditional printing techniques of laminate decor paper (furniture/flooring) require large volumes to make the process economical. Therefore both customizing decors and launching new decors is a costly process consuming a great deal of time and effort. Although digital printing has been around as a dreamt-of solution for several years, the development efforts of Unilin have now made it ready to also breakthrough in the flooring and furniture industry.

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Unique features of this technology include:

  • Water-based inks which can be adapted to different types of print heads and existing printing lines
  • Low ink consumption
  • Dark decors feasible
  • Excellent compatibility with existing DPL technology (for example overlays, kurztaktpress,…etc)
  • Extensive patent protection thanks to a combined patent pool of UNILIN, AGFA, FRATI, PERGO, HÜLSTA/PARADOR for digital printing and ink
  • CMYK + R or CRYK: customized red ink for wood decor printing
  • Light fastness and quality performance equivalent to analogue printed paper (abrasion resistance, impact resistance,…etc)
  • 100% plug in for traditional DPL process
  • Increased flexibility, lower Work in Progress and Working Capital
  • Increased dimensional stability of printed paper
​Especially the possibility of printing darker colors successfully, makes UNILIN’s Single Pass Digital Printing solution unique and therefore revolutionizing.

Non-exhaustive list of licensable patents relating to the direct digital printing technology.

Non-exhaustive list of licensable patents relating to the printing of decor paper technology.