The pre-impregnated and post-impregnated foils are primarily distinguished by the sequence of stages of material production. For pre-impregnated foils, the base paper is used, which is already impregnated with resins. It is printed and lacquered in one manufacture step. In the production of post-impregnated foils, first the decor is printed on paper, and in the next step the impregnation of paper with resins and lacquer are taking place.
Each of these materials has its pros and cons. The post-impregnated finish foils are more resistant to external influences and will provide a high quality surface of the final product. But the multi-stage manufacture process leads to the fact that the foils in this quality are more expensive than the pre-impregnated. For this reason, post-impregnated foils are usually used for interior decoration of the middle price segment and above.
Due to the printing and lacquer in one final production step, the pre-impregnated foils are not only financially profitable, but also especially clearly convey the structure of wood decors. In addition to the authenticity of the designs, permanent work is being done to improve the surface quality of the pre-impregnated foils, which makes them almost as good as the post-impregnated. Therefore, IMAWELL's range of finishing foils with wood design focuses on the quality of the pre-impregnate, while as a post-impregnate we offer a wide range of solid colours.