Transforming spaces into areas for living

Digital printing technology gives the designer freedom to try things out, to experiment, to be creative and to ignite their imagination. Customised decoration designs printed on digital large format media allow unlimited creativity and address the need of brand owners for differentiation. During the Printed Interior Decoration Conference, Xavier Jouvet will explain why Antalis decided to become a major player in the interior design market. By sharing inspirational models, completed realisations and new innovative media solutions, his purpose will be to inspire the design community with a multitude of possibilities for decorating and personalising spaces. He will also provide an opportunity to revisit the “Antalis Interior Design Award”, a key initiative to promote the talent of creative people and build an international community within the industry. Lastly, Mr Jouvet will be pleased to present “The BOOK”, a reference publication dedicated to interior design.

The usage of inkjet printing for interior decoration

This presentation gives an overview regarding the usage of inkjet inks for interior decoration with a special focus on flooring applications. Especially the technical requirements for UV-inks to allow a lamination processes will be covered. Furthermore, the different manufacturing processes of laminate that are compatible with these acrylate-based inks will be described. In addition, the usage of different types of inkjet inks for the decoration of glass, wood, wallpaper and metal including the build-up of 2,5 D structures are discussed. For these applications, the pre-treatment process and the decoration with water-based and UV-curing inkjet inks will be covered.

Wallpaper, Aluminium, HPL – an open approach using standard wide-format printers for bespoke solutions in the décor industry

In the décor industry, Roland is working closely with partners in the areas of ink, media, software and additional hardware components, leading the system integration process to create dedicated solutions for the industry. With this open approach, it is possible to realise bespoke solutions by choosing the best partners for each component, whilst offering the required support, warranty and high-level of quality expected from a manufacturer such as Roland. In this presentation we will explain this new approach using examples of wallpaper printing, subsurface printing and HPL printing.

Fascinating designs with additive colour mixin

RGB printing technology enables a new dimension of effects in printed materials. The technology is based on specially developed mica effect pigments which are used additively. The RGB colour space which is generated by the primary colours red, green and blue, can thus be used to produce fascinating designs. The additive colour mixture is the foundation for those colour reproduction methods based on the RGB colour space. The additive colour mixture is known best within the context of displays and in digital photography and is now possible for broad range of commonly used printing technologies. The technology is a totally new approach when compared with the conventional printing process based on the CMYK colour model in which cyan, magenta, yellow and black (key) overlap each other to create the colour spectrum. In the speech the RGB printing technology will be explained and the differences to CMYK system is highlighted.

Overcoming current limitations of color definition and color reproduction in design and industrial production: How to solve the conflicts between human perception and numeric spectral values by multispectral technology

There is a continuous conflict between creatives, who rely on visual assessments only, and people in industrial production, requiring spectral values as a reference. Spectral measurements stemming from spectral photometers entail insurmountable problems: 1. Their "mono"-spectral technology does not allow measurement of complex, colour-patterned surfaces. If their aperture covers several colours, the spectral sensor determines the average remission instead of distinct spectra – one per colour. 2. A "mono"-spectral numeric value does not provide a colour correct picture which human's brain needs for interpreting the interaction of colours of a design. Influences such as contrasts in colour and brightness of patterns affect human’s perception greatly. A multispectral dataset represents a color correct image whose single pixels stand for a spectral value each. Therefore, it incorporates visual access to a sample as well as a measured proof. This means it links human perception with objective proof of colour. The multispectral technology is solving these conflicts by obtaining relevant information for creative and producing people in one dataset.