Value added photo products
This way photos and pictures are worth "more". Printed as photo wallpaper, a gift photo on pillow cases, a mobile phone cover or a cup. Particularly popular are unique moments such as baby images or holiday motifs, printed on acrylic glass or aluminium dibond as special decorations .Sihl has the right print media for added value photo products.
PRINT MEDIA FOR ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS - DIGITALLY PRINTABLE WALLPAPER OR PRINT MEDIA FOR COLOUR SUBLIMATION
In this category, Sihl offers digitally printable wallpapers and transfer papers for sublimation transfer to produce added value photo products. This can be used to create individually printed textiles, photo gifts and photo wallpapers. Whether a baby’s bib with a photo of your darling, a special mug for Mother's Day or the photo wallpaper as a highlight of the interior design - many creative ideas can be implemented.
Sihl offers wallpapers and papers with which these end products can be produced using the standard inkjet printing and transfer systems. Either using direct printing (digitally printed wallpapers) or dye sublimation with transfer papers. The high quality and very good runnability these print medias guarantee smooth, efficient production, even with the smallest print runs.
BRILLIANT COLOURS AND ROBUST SURFACES - PRINT MEDIA FOR ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS
Whether using direct printing or sublimation printing, brilliant and robust printing results are required in both cases. The printable wallpapers of Sihl’s design2wall collection are compatible for all ink systems (waterbased, solvent, latex or UV) and, with their special inkjet coating, they ensure brilliant colours and good scratch resistance of the print. They are dimensionally stable and can either be hungusing a standard non-woven wallpaper paste or for the case of the Prepasted version is simply activated with water. Compared to the traditional application of pasting the wall a time saving of 30-40 % can be achieved.
Printing with the dye sublimation process also provides brilliant and intensive colours for printable textiles, which are particularly tough and durable due to the transfer and encapsulation of the colour pigments in polyester coating or fibres.
WHAT ARE ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS AND HOW ARE THEY MADE?
Added value photo products are everyday objects or design objects that photography adds a personal touch to.. Today, you can print photos on many materials with different printing and transfer techniques. The market for added value photo products is booming like no other. Printable wallpapers, cushions, cups, deckchairs, parasols or puzzles - the end consumer wants to be surrounded by photographs in all spheres of life. An individually designed photo book alone is no longer enough. Above all, the large online platforms show consumers what they can do with their photographs and what added value they then offer.
Many products can be produced by direct printing with corresponding inkjet printing systems, such as photo wallpapers. For the design of living and highly frequented public spaces (restaurants, offices, wellness areas in hotels) there are latex ink systems produce odourless and environmentally friendly prints.
Transfer printing can be used for flexible textiles and hard substrates for high quality results. Home textiles and photo gifts such as mugs, puzzles or notebooks can be produced by transferring colour pigments onto the base material with a robust, scratch-resistant and weather-resistant surface.