EFI’s multi-layer and white ink technology enables users to create tactile textures with any design or pattern on wallcovering. The example pictured above, printed on DreamScape’s Gold Flash, is a two-layer print with white ink.
The black shapes print on the bottom layer, creating the base for the texture. CMYK and spot white print on the top layer, adding a second layer of black ink to the shapes. The result is a raised appearance. The light, neutral grey tone in the artwork creates a matte finish on the glossy gold surface.
Texture can be added under the white shapes as well by creating a file with the white elements only and colouring them black. This file prints on the bottom layer. CMYK and white will print on the top layer, completing the print.
To increase the height of the texture in either example, print two or more layers of the black texture file.
Visit our Applications that WOW! resources page to watch a video on how to create a textured image using EFI’s multi-layer and white ink technology. Once you’re there, you’ll find plenty more advanced application training videos, applications technique data sheets and our Ultimate Guide to White, Clear and Multi-layer Applications.