Fototex 3D

Fototex 3D, enabling designs to combine texture and gloss finishes on complex 3D parts produced by film insert moulding.

Fototex 3D for Film Insert Moulding

Fototex 3D is a range of formable, texturing lacquers formulated to be screen printed onto XtraForm, the market leading Film Insert Moulding (FIM) film, as well as a wide range of other substrates. Using a hybrid cure technology (UV and solvent), the lacquers can be intermixed to produce an infinite range of bespoke finishes that are hard, abrasion and solvent resistant and meet the latest automotive specifications. Fototex 3D has been specifically formulated to: - allow customised surface textures to be printed and then formed onto 3D parts - give designers the ability to combine textures with gloss finishes on interior automotive parts produced using the FIM process - give automotive dial manufacturers the ability to produce super flat matt, non reflective finishes without the use of nitrogen in the process The Fototex 3D range includes a Fine and Supermatt finish, developed to be fully intermixed, plus a Gloss Modifier that when added to the finish adjusts the gloss levels. This allows you to create bespoke finishes, meeting the design needs of any application.


  • Finishes can be intermixed to create bespoke textures
  • Suitable for any design from flat to complex 3D shapes
  • Create textured sections, fine line details and high definition text
  • Secret till lit features can be incorporated into any design
  • Qualified with XtraForm, Autoflex PC, Autoflex EB and polycarbonate films


  • Highly durable, abrasion, scratch, chemical and sun cream resistant - Meets a range of automotive specifications
  • Complex deep draw formability using high pressure or thermoforming
  • Print fine line features down to 150 microns
  • One pot solution - no hardener required
  • Efficient production processes: No nitrogen required to achieve super flat matt finish. No baking required in the process
  • Easy to use due to unique hybrid cure technology (solvent & UV)


  • Interior automotive parts produced using the Film Insert Moulding (FIM) process
  • Any FIM part that requires textures
  • Automotive dials

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The Process


Fototex 3D is also suitable for membrane switch applications

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