Going to the wall!
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Based in Lancashire, the traditional home of wallpaper manufacturing, The Surface Print Company, one of only a handful of wallpaper manufacturers remaining in the UK, specialises in contract printing and produces a wide variety of finished wall coverings, including flocked, embossed and holographic foils.
Recently it decided to further enhance its line-up of traditional printing machines with the addition of two new HP printers, the LX3000 and LX260, which it will use to produce digitally printed bespoke wallpapers and samples for interior designers and specialist wallpaper designers.
Commenting on the purchase, Abigail Watson, a fourth generation Watson, who is also the company’s Sales Director explained: “Some of our existing machines are solidly built from cast-iron and will run for years, but we were particularly keen to exploit the advantages offered by digital printing and when CWE Solutions introduced us to the LX3000, we immediately realised that it was the machine that we had been looking for!”
The printer, which first made its debut at FESPA 2013, offers all the quality of print associated with HP Latex coupled with industrial speeds of up to 77sqm per hour for work that will be viewed close-up and up to 120sqm per hour for that that will be viewed outdoors or at a distance. It can be used in conjunction with a wide range of substrates, including wallpapers, foils, non-wovens, vinyls and more.
Already, The Surface Print Company has produced a whole portfolio of striking designs and patterns that will surely help it to retain its position as a renowned worldwide supplier of the finest quality papers, while also ensuring that it offers its clients, which include such luminairies as Graham & Brown, Cath Kidston and Designers Guild, the opportunity to explore the full scope of their creativity.