High-pressure laminate panels require exacting standards in terms of visual quality and durability. Traditional printing techniques used for decoration of laminate décor paper for internal and external paneling can make short runs uneconomical. This constraint leaves limited flexibility to customize, making the introduction of new designs costly and time consuming. High quality, economic digital printing technology has the potential to transform the décor industry. Other paneling applications using materials such as polypropylene, blueback paper and vinyl have great potential to develop with digital printing using inks to deliver high quality, durable designs.
Sensient offers a range of digital inks to allow the color performance and durability to rival conventional techniques for HPL and laminate printing. Additionally, Sensient is able to offer innovative solutions for decoration of non-porous surfaces using sustainable water-based inks.
Designed to work with existing lamination technologies, Sensient’s ElvaJet HPL is a revolutionary ink technology allowing the decoration of lamination papers with highly accurate and color strong designs whilst meeting all of the industry requirements for application performance.