Xennia Technology, a provider of industrial inkjet solutions, reached a strategic partnership agreement with Esmaltes S.A. in Castellón, Spain, market leader in ceramic frits and glazes, to supply Xennia’s high performance inkjet inks to the ceramic industry. Xennia and Esmaltes now offer a complete digital ceramic printing serviced solution, available to ceramic tile producers worldwide.
“Combining the expertise and inkjet ink technology of Xennia with Esmaltes’ experience in developing ceramic glazes gives an excellent synergy in the ceramic industry,” said Arturo Lattore, Esmaltes’ Commercial Director. “Ceramic tile design is becoming extremely important in the industry and ceramic tile producers want to know how to achieve excellent quality designs with vibrant colours. The inks show excellent compatibility across a range of glazes with both wall and floor tiles.”
As part of the co-marketing strategy, Esmaltes will distribute the co-branded inks into the existing installed base of ceramic systems in Europe and Asia. “Xennia and Esmaltes’ package of intense colour inks together with glazes and designs provides ceramic tile producers with the complete digital ceramic printing serviced solution,” said Hannah O’Brien, Xennia’s Head of Solutions & Systems. “Using technology from Xennia and Esmaltes, unique vibrant designs can be produced, realising all the benefits of digital inkjet technology: fast introduction of new designs, economical short runs, reduced inventory, increased production yield and the ability to print onto thin and textured tiles.”