Surteco introduces new digital printing system for more flexibility

Surteco’s new digital printing system can produce decor prints up to 225cm wide

Surface specialist Surteco is introducing a new process for full-width digital printing. This will enable customers to produce decorative surfaces for furniture and flooring in a much more flexible and resource-efficient way in future.

The system can be used to produce high-quality decor prints up to 225cm wide, with several decors on one roll and a repeat length of up to 6m. Unconventional structures and large colour spaces are also possible even with the smallest batch sizes.

Even dimensionally critical decor, as well as creative designs like fantasy decors, papers can be printed with the machine configuration.

“The system opens up completely new possibilities for our customers in terms of flexibility, quality and decor variety,” summarised Robert Vancko, head of business unit surfaces.

Since the digital printing system was commissioned, numerous customer orders have been accepted, produced, and delivered. “The customers are very satisfied with the quality and so are we. This enables us to fulfil demanding customer requests, both from existing customers and new customers,” said Vancko.

Surteco has been able to develop the new digital printing process in recent years and bring it to market maturity with the help of funding. The funding was awarded in 2017 as a part of the Environmental Innovation Program of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and was administered by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in subsequent years.

Since 1979, the Environmental Innovation Program has supported companies in putting innovative and environmentally friendly processes into practice to combine ecological and economic requirements.