The Desire to Touch : Feel 3D! Hymmen's Digital Lacquer Embossing

InPrint 2017 - News Feature - What to look out for at this year's event

The Digital Lacquer Embossing is Hymmen's response to a clear customer need for the look and feel of a surface to match. With this innovative technology, a transparent liquid medium is printed into a layer of non-cured core lacquer. It is done by InkJet using the proven technology of the Hymmen JUPITER Digital Printing Lines. Physical and chemical reactions cause the deep and unique structures. 

This technology awards all commercial and technical benefits of the established digital single pass printing by Hymmen. For example, flexibility, small changeover times and individualization. 

With a width from 70mm up to 2,100mm and only one Inkjet Printbar, the technology can be integrated into exiting process chains easily. By using only a small amount of the structuring medium, all proven features like hardness, bonding, resistance and chemical reliability of the core lacquer are assured. Finally, certainly it is possible to create structures that are embossed in register (EIR) to the decor of the surface - no matter if printed digitally or analogue.

Haptic effects using Print :

“It [print] activates multiple senses. It is 3 dimensional and tactile. It says to the receiver that the sender cares. It makes communication glorious.”

Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology

You can feel the excitement by visiting the Hymmen booth at InPrint 15-17th November at Messe Munich.

Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
Hall A6, Stand 234

Dr. Anke Pankoke
Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
Theodor-Hymmen-Str. 3
33613 Bielefeld
Tel: +49 521 5806 184