Though true craftsmanship and local manufacturing have all but disappeared from the American landscape, York works hard to retain both.
The vast majority of York products are designed in-house - including murals; appliques; and patterns embellished with recycled glass beads, mica, glitter, sand, Swarovski crystals, flock and embroidery. As York designers dream up ever more inventive designs, their colleagues in R&D develop machinery from scratch to bring these designs to life.
Designs are readied for print by apprenticed color experts. Skilled craftspeople then print each design on one of five different types of presses – surface, gravure, rotary screen, flexo-graphic or digital. The factory hums with modern print presses running alongside surface presses dating to 1895, the year of York’s founding. York is the only manufacturer in the world to own and operate every type of wallcovering printing press.
The results of these collaborative, creative processes is a true representation of the craft of wallpaper-making and the skill of the artisan.
You can see York’s printing presses in action by viewing VIDEO 1, below or click to learn more about our surface press wallcoverings.