New printable carpet and flooring materials
Following the unprecedented success of its distribution agreement for A Berger’s broad range of digital textiles, CMYUK Digital has now extended its range of specialist materials with an exclusive arrangement with Printing Carpets. As its name suggests, this company manufactures a comprehensive range of carpet, vinyl and foil floor coverings, all of which are designed to be decorated using ink-jet processes.
The ability to print to carpets and other floor coverings is now achieved easily by users of wide-format printers who want to add new options for creativity to their existing services. With space at a premium on walls and billboard sites, displays suitable for interior and exterior use on the ground offer innovative and unusual options for brand specialists and other businesses looking for new promotional opportunities.
Materials from Printing Carpets now available from CMYUK Digital include products in a choice of widths which can be output using a variety of different ink chemistries. This means that users can work with their existing platforms yet add a new range of application options to their end customers.
“Printed floor coverings are rapidly increasing in popularity, boosted by the ability for today’s ink-jet technologies to output onto media which can handle UV-curable, solvent-based and latex ink formulations,” explains CMYUK Digital’s Jon Price. “The portfolio we’re offering includes carpets and floor mats, many of which can also be printed with disperse inks or via two-step dye sublimation.”
As well as carpets, specially treated vinyl materials and street foils enable users to produce tough and durable floor coverings that are suitable for interior and exterior use. Suitable for application to asphalt and concrete surfaces, these non-slip products provide unusual opportunities for branding and event advertising as well as for general promotional displays.
“Our growing customer base is continually asking us for new materials which benefit end users who want to come up with new and innovative ways in which to promote their products, services and companies,” Price continues. “Floor graphics aren’t a new concept but, to date, suitable materials have been limited in size and type. The options from Printing Carpets now mean that we can help our users achieve greater productivity from their printer investments and give them new areas to promote for the use of digital production.”
The addition of the products from Printing Carpets complements perfectly the families of wide-format platforms available from CMYUK Digital. The company is the UK authorised distributor for EFI VUTEk UV-curable solutions, HP’s Designjet L26500 and Scitex LX series of latex printers, and Zünd’s G3 contour cutting solutions.
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