Kodex printing on leather19 December 2005
Kodex have formed a commercial partnership with Dascomar who specialise in different ways of printing and embossing leather. At Tanning Tech, Kodex were demonstrating their transfer printing technology on the Dascomar stand. They have been involved with transfer printing on textiles but have now also turned their attention to leather which they say is much more difficult than working with synthetics. However, they made it look very easy with their demonstrations. Photographic images can be applied to flat, semi-flat and moulded shapes using various methods. Injection moulding is used for complicated surfaces with 3D effects, by film onto shaped objects such as sneakers, and by paper transfer on flat objects such as leather.