January 4, 2019 By PrintAction Staff
E-commerce company for personalized wall designs K&L Wall Art produces home accessories at its 1,500-square-metre facility in Berlin, Germany, exclusively using digital technology. In May 2018, the company added Xeikon’s wallpaper system, the Wall Decoration Suite, to its production portfolio, including a Xeikon 8500 single-pass digital duplex printer.
The decision to purchase the Xeikon solution was driven primarily by K&L Wall Art’s expansion beyond personalized wallpaper for consumers to include a B2B customer base. Large companies, interior designers and shipyards not only request individual items, but often order larger quantities of up to 3,000 pieces.
“We needed to act, since we were no longer able to meet the demand for digitally printed wallpaper with our previous latex printers whilst remaining competitive. If you take a good look at the market, only Xeikon remains as a reliable and experienced supplier of digital wallpaper solutions,” explains Alexander Kunze, Managing Director at K&L Wall Art.
The Xeikon wallpaper system offers a complete solution that includes all upstream and downstream units. All configurations of Xeikon’s Wall Decoration Suite include a jumbo unwinder and a specially developed wallpaper rewinder with cutter and remover, allowing for the production of a fully finished wallpaper roll in a single operation.
Kunze says he is now able to print five times faster with the new Xeikon machine than with two or three latex printers, boosting the company’s ability to meet the growing demand for digital wallpaper.
Established 11 years ago, K&L Wall Art’s core business centres on wall decorations with wall tattoos, wall designs, wallpaper, posters, glass paintings, canvases and decorative letters. In total, the company offers more than 30,000 items. In addition, this print services provider holds licenses for about 50 well-known brands, including FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, the German national football team and other Bundesliga clubs, as well as Asterix & Obelix, Porsche Design, and Diddle.
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