Our printing techniques

All of our wallpaper is printed using a range of techniques at our production facility near Borås. These techniques and their differences are described below.

From the oldest collagraph printing press to the state-of-the art in digital printing. It is all about preserving our rich artisan tradition while using new technologies to explore exciting and innovative design possibilities.

Collagraph printing

A traditional printing technique that our company has been using since it was set up in 1905. Our oldest collagraph printing press stands in the heart of our wallpaper factory and prints wet-on-wet in seven to eight colours. We also have a modern collagraph printing press that prints in six to seven colours. Both machines produce wallpaper with a textured surface and expressive character, which can give the design a hand-painted appearance.

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Collagraph printing

Intaglio printing

This technique allows wallpaper to be produced faster and in larger quantities. Our facility currently houses two intaglio printing presses. This technique gives the wallpaper its various tones and richness of detail. Wallpaper printed using this technique can feature five to six colours. This equipment is used to print our textured wallpapers, such as our Linen wallpaper with its textile effect.

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Intaglio printing

Screen printing

Originally used for textile printing, this technique involves the use of stencils to transfer the design. The process takes longer than most other printing techniques as the paint is pressed from the inside out and the printing surface is wider. Screen-printed wallpaper can have up to three colours and the technique is often used together with intaglio printing. We use this technique to print Kontur, Fiberduk, Recover and other technical products. These can be purchased from our resellers.

The method of printing is decided during our design process and is adapted to the pattern, texture and colourway of the wallpaper.

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Screen printing

Digital printing

Digital printing is a new technique that we use for our wallpapers. Our digital equipment, like three massive printers, can produce wallpaper with more colours and larger designs than wallpaper printed using collagraph or intaglio printing. These wallpapers are printed to order which is excellent from a sustainability standpoint.

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Digital printing

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