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Jul132017

Vescom Wall Coverings - Nick G.

Nick G. Commercial Sales Representative

There has been a new and exciting announcement in the North American digital wallcovering market, Vescom Wall Coverings. Vescom is the #1 selling wallcovering in Europe. Whether you’re printing on a latex, eco solvent, or UV printer, these wall coverings meet the strict regulations and quality measures our European friends demand. Manufactured right here in the US, more specifically North Carolina, Vescom has pleanty of stock and capability to keep up with demand here in the states.

Vescom will rival both Dreamscapes and Koragraphics, both currently have a stronghold on the North American Digital Wallcovering Market. While both Koragraphics and Dreamscapes are great products, here are some common issues we hear about from our customers.

Inconsistent Prints

  • Phenomenon called plasticizer migration, which is caused by chemical reactions in the vinyl that cause print inconsistencies and color shifts. With only one coating on the media, it’s more susceptible to these occurrences happening over time giving them a short shelf life.

Media Coating

  • Most if not all PVC wallcoverings have one coat on their medias. There is one exception out there, dreamscapes sued HP (high performance). Dreamscapes simply added a top coat to the original suede product and considers this a premium product at a premium price point.

Shrinking

  • Most PVC vinyl wallcoverings are stretched before being applied to their backer to maximize yields. This causes an unpredictable and unstable product that can curl or shrink causing printhead strikes or inconsistent panel lengths and widths which turns into lost jobs and money.

What is Vescom doing differently?

Two layers of coating

  • Vescom features a second coating, or “top coat” standard on their entire lineup of PVC wallcoverings. This top coat significantly reduces “plasticizer migration” giving you more consistent prints and a longer shelf life.

No Shrinking

  • Vescom pre-shrinks there vinyl before attaching it to their backer. 54” rolls typically start out as 58” rolls before finding their home on their backer. This gives you a stable and consistent product with no curling right out of the box and confidence from lot to lot.  At Vescom, maximizing quality comes first over maximizing yields

Vescom Features

-          Type II PVC

-          Commercial Grade, Class A Fire Rating (ASTME-84 Class A)

-          Compatible with Latex, UV, and Eco-Solvent Inks (All 9 embosses are certified for HP Latex inks)

-          Meets EPA requirements for low-VOC emitting products

-          Non-Phthalate and Formaldehyde-Free

-          Heavy Metal-Free and Antimony-Free

-          Media comes both fabric backed and on a non-woven substrate

-          Media is receptive to liquid coating for extra protection and installs with common adhesives and installation techniques. (Recommended Top Coat: Marabu Clearshield Wall Armor)

Vescom has many different Patterns and Textures to choose from including finishes similar to Dreamscapes and Korographics popular finishes. If you would like to learn more about the Vescom line or request a swatchbook. Please reach out to the IT Supplies Roll to Roll Commercial Sales team.

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