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EFI roll-to-roll printers earn Type II certification for wallcoverings


May 7, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Digital inkjet roll-to-roll UV LED printers from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., earn a Type II certification for wallcoverings based on the Wallcovering Association W-101 and ASTM F793 standards.

Wallcoverings submitted to gain the certification were printed and tested on the 20 oz DreamScape line of wallcovering base material from Rockaway (N.J.)-based Roysons. The Type II certification is an indicator for quality, safety and durability of wallcoverings, and, unlike other Type II certifications for digital inkjet printers, EFI’s new certification covers wallcoverings produced without lamination or coating.

“These certifications should assure print service providers that the product they can produce meets all of the critical regulatory aspects of a true commercial wallcovering,” said Roy Ritchie, Jr., president of DreamScape.

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EFI’s new Type II certification applies to EFI’s portfolio of UV LED roll-to-roll printers including the EFI Pro 32r+, and Vutek 3r+/5r+, D3r/D5r, and new Q3r/Q5r printers. The wallcoverings were tested for durability and tear resistance; scrubbability and washability; colour fastness; and Class A fire retardancy and safety.

Along with the Type II certification, EFI roll-to-roll digital UV LED printers also received the Class A fire rating according to the Wallcovering Association’s evaluation and ASTM E84.