The Language of Leather

Pelle Brown, 150 by 900mm, by Apavisa
Pelle Brown, 150 by 900mm, by Apavisa

I have to admit to being very excited when I saw Apavisa‘s new Pelle range in the flesh for the first time at Coverings.  This achingly beautiful leather-effect range has been created using one of the most innovative production techniques possible: 3D digital printing.  With this new generation technology, tile designers can not only create subtle surface colours and patterns but even print texture on tiles using digital printheads.  With this new technology, the flat biscuit tile becomes the manufacturing equivalent of the oil painter’s canvas.  And, if Pelle is any indication of the quality of the resultant designs, the widespread adoption of this advanced technology will prove to be a step-change in the evolution of tile production.

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