InterioJet printer helps Chinese interior decoration printing companies expand business
Two Chinese companies recently invested in Agfa’s water-based inkjet printing system for interior decoration. The InterioJet brings them top print quality and advanced customization for the digital printing of laminated surface designs.
TianYuan HuiBang Group (iDecor) is one of the largest interior decoration printing materials companies in China, exporting décor paper and PVC film worldwide. With several years of inkjet proofing experience, and after having surveyed and tested a number of inkjet production systems, they finally chose Agfa’s InterioJet 2500 printing system for short print runs and customization of décor paper.
By doing so, they became the first company in China to invest in this décor paper inkjet system that enables them to run a non-stop printing production with consistent color quality, and that is equipped with inks and primer that fit perfectly with the traditional impregnation and lamination post-processes. Moreover, the new system surpasses the limitations of traditional gravure printing when it comes to printing interior decoration applications, as it not limited by the cylinder length, and enables printing more complex designs and non-repetitive patterns.
Reset Zhang, CEO of TianYuan HuiBang Group (TYHB), who is also Vice Chairman of the China National Forest Products Industry Association’s (CNFPIA) Decorative Paper & Surface Wood-based Panel (CDSC), and one of the opinion leader in the décor paper industry in China, stated: “Choosing the Agfa system solution and service has been one of our best investment decisions. The InterioJet system with water-based inks set and analog primer makes our production complete. The printed paper fits perfectly with the traditional impregnation and lamination post-process, and helps us gain new business consisting of digital short run and customization orders.”
The InterioJet helps us gain new interior decoration business consisting of short runs and customization
Saving money while gaining new business
The Dilon Group (Zhejiang Dilon New Material Co., Ltd.) is also one of the largest interior decoration printing materials companies in China, exporting décor paper and PVC film worldwide. They had been testing décor paper printing and post-processing for a while when they finally chose Agfa’s InterioJet 3300 system solution for décor paper printing to complement their existing traditional gravure printing press.
Thanks to Agfa’s inkjet system, they can save several millions of RMB in business development annually (related to the cost of gravure cylinders), while also gaining new business, e.g. from printing wide-format images without repetitions, short run jobs, mass customization and thanks to the fact that they can now take on jobs that they couldn’t print with traditional gravure, including flooring, furniture and wall panel decoration.
Kai Lin, General Manager of the Design & Business Development Department at the Dilon Group, says: “We spent more than two years to survey and test inkjet systems from all over the world, including single-pass systems. We opted for Agfa’s InterioJet 3300 system solution and the accompanying service, as it proved the best fit for our demands and our concept, as well as for our current impregnation and lamination process. And most importantly, Agfa delivered more than we had expected in terms of machine performance, quality, support and service. The Agfa team is a long-term partner for our progress.”
The InterioJet enables us to take on jobs that we couldn’t print in gravure, including flooring, furniture and wall panels.