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GRAPHIXON Launches 2D & 3D Print Technology for Leather, Canvas & Vinyl – Business Wire (press release)

by • August 14, 2016 • No Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A progressive new innovation created by Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Graphixon Finishes (www.graphixon.com) now offers a system for enhancing leather, canvas, vinyl, etc. with high resolution 2D and 3D full color images. The transferred image is water/liquid proof, fade resistant, highly durable to wear and abrasion (exceeded 150,000 double rubs during testing). These benefits signify a breakthrough in leather printing innovation which promises to alter the global multi billion leather footwear, apparel, accessories and furniture industries in much the same way which printing on fabric changed the textile industry.
Graphixon Finishes has worked with Leather Research Laboratory for a full series of tests at a level of performance required for luxury car interiors. Test results can be created on the market upon request. The future market for the innovation is global and augurs a paradigm shift in the surface enhancement of materials utilized in the apparel, car, aircraft, marine, military, upholstery and only of each commercial and consumer application where pliable covering material is utilized to provide protection and surface aesthetics.
The patent pending innovation is deployed in a easy system starting with printing the desired digital image onto a Graphixon paper, via conventional printing equipment ranging of computer desktop inkjet printing devices to wide format and other commercial printing methods. Graphixon paper accommodates water, solvent and latex inks, with emphasis on water based inks in keeping with Graphixon’s ‘green’ innovation philosophy. The printed graphic is and so protected with a sealer and primer. Once the primer is dry to the touch the graphic is placed on the target substrate (leather, canvas, vinyl, HDPE, etc.) and subjected to modest heat and pressure via a heat press or laminator. The system takes of 30 seconds of systeming time.
The laminated assembly is allowed to rad down to room temperature and the transfer paper is stripped of the surface of the substrate. The graphic remains bonded to the surface at a lower place a protective and durable clear movie with a surface finish which can be offered in any number of variations depending on the final appear and feel desired in the final product. All the raw materials utilized in the system are fully water soluble and bio-degradable, producing for an eco-bio friendly system suitable for approximately any production environment.

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