Schattdecor 2nd Digital Visions Decore Papers Launched

DUSSELDORF - Schattdecor unveiled its second Digital VISIONS collection of some 70 new decor highlights at the Euroshop show in Düsseldorf, Germany in February. At its booth, Schattdecor showed a selection of digital-print decors as representative of the new collection, displaying them on large-format panels. The digitally printed decor paper collections, which allow for one-off laminates, provide commercial interior decorators and wood panel and laminate industry customers with almost 150 decor styles. Schattdecor says it saw visitors from the fields of architecture, retail interiors, and booth design all eager to learn about the possibilities of high-quality digital printing. In digital-print decor papers, Schattdecor says it can work with clients initial creative idea to technically perfect print on high-performance digital inkjet printers. Schattdecor also offers an array of future-oriented digital printing services for laminate and timber products industry partners. Visitors to the booth were able to gain an idea of the complete new collection in an exquisitely-crafted collection book available to all interested customers. An overview of the wealth of the company’s digital decor ideas can also be found at

Designers Opt for Digital Print Laminate

The digital revolution has not only made technology more accessible and affordable, it has also enabled designers, through digital printing, to personalize everything from cabinets to doors, wall panels and furniture, adding custom touches that haven’t been seen at this level before. An advantage of digital printing is that it is cost effective without sacrificing a luxurious, high-end look. Although these capabilities have been around for some time, as technology advances and customers opt for modern designs, the ability to offer one-off customization has leapt to the next plane with decorative surface manufacturers launching new digital print laminates and services. Schattdecor debuted its Digital Visions website earlier this year. It was timed to coincide with interzum 2013, where it showcased over 120 digital-print decors. VIDEO: Formica Digitally Printed Envision Surface Formica, one of the first innovators of laminate, recently introduced a new line – Envision, a laminate that is customized for digital printing and for use in applications from wall panels to doors and countertops. Wilsonart, which has been offering digital printing for laminates for a while, has a Custom Laminate Services division allowing for individualized one-of-a-kind digital print surfaces. Another company offering digital print laminates is Abet Laminati, which also has developed a pre-designed collection with designer Karim Rashid.