Doing the installation of custom wallpaper is sort of like any other wallpaper job. Except- we are doing a large image, like the background at the right, and every piece of custom wallpaper is different. So, what you get from us is strips of wallpaper about 4 feet wide, numbered from left to right.
Each strip overlaps the last by an inch. Once you have the second piece up and lined up, you cut though both layers in the overlap, and pull away the excess from above and below. Brush it all back down, and you have a butt joint that’s very hard to see. Since you cut through both layers at the same time, they match perfectly, even if you didn’t cut a very straight line.
Other than that, it goes up like any other strip of wallpaper. When you are done, you have a beautiful mural that gives your space the exact look and feel that you want!
We’ve been making foldable fabric research posters for a little over three years now. It’s amazing to me how well the acceptance of this product has gone! Over a third of the posters we make these days are done on foldable fabric.
What’s also amazing to me is that nobody else has really figured out how to do it. We have seen posters printed on fabric from the competition, and they are just terrible! One of them, solvent printed on fabric, smells so bad that it will drive you from the room. Who would put that in with your clothes?
Another company’s fabric poster is so dull and lifeless that it’s shocking. Are we the only people who profile the materials we print on so that the colors render accurately? Sure the setup costs a few thousand dollars, and you spend some time and material doing the workup. Still, it’s what you need to do in order to print the job properly. We are dedicated to doing that, others it seems, not so much.
We’ve spent a lot of time and effort finding the right fabric and ink system combination to give you printing of fabric that looks just like printing on paper. That’s why we are the best in the fabric poster printing business!
We make a lot of foamcore mounted event signs every year about this time, graduation season being what it is.
This year the people at WPI wanted graduation signs that could be used year after year. We suggested that they use Ultraboard, which is like foamcore except it has plastic on either side of the styrofoam, instead of paper. That means the event signs are more durable, and that they won’t warp with changes in humidity.
These signs can get wet, and you can wipe them off with a sponge or damp cloth. We direct print on them with our UV curable printer which makes them tough and stable in sunlight. While Ultraboard signs are a little more expensive than foamcore, they should last for a lot of years, making them less expensive for the long haul!
Sticky Note Sign
Here’s an interesting contrast between what can be done with our wallboard vinyl compared to your common laser print. Our customer wanted temporary signs for the bank. Our wallboard vinyl fits the bill since it has “sticky note” adhesive on the back, it goes up easily and comes down just as easy. In the meantime, it stays flat and looks great!
Contrast that with the paper temporary signs they used previously! So much more professional.
The bank uses it for promotions and new product announcements that customers read while their business at the bank is being transacted. Temporary signs like this are inexpensive, so they won’t bust your promotional budget. They create a better impression, too!
Cloud Ceiling Tiles
You would think we would have done this one already, but it was a first for us. Our customer wanted to have clouds printed on the ceiling tiles in his retail store, so we found a good clouds image and printed ‘em up!
In this case, we actually printed on 1mm sintra instead of ceiling tiles. Ceiling tiles themselves are pretty fragile, and we thought these would make the trip better. The customer also didn’t want the speckle patter that is in a ceiling tile to disrupt the cloud image.
Our customer gave us a diagram of the ceiling so that we could give him the cloud pattern all the way to the wall, all the way around the room. Usually there are less than full tiles around the perimeter of a drop ceiling, so we cut the sintra to fit the smaller size pieces.
In this display that our customer did for the NH Home Show, we printed a large format photo enlargement to go behind a window. It sure makes it look like there’s a lake with a sailboat out there!
This is a great way to create an illusion in your restaurant, store, or home. All we need is a digital photo, or even an old photo will do- we can scan it here. We’ll enlarge your photo digitally and print it whatever size you need.
Digital enlargement of photos is the way to go. Nobody uses tubs of chemicals any more!
We do a lot of cutouts of people, but from time to time we do cutouts of other things, like this company’s mascots.
Whatever the cutout, we print directly onto gatorboard and then do the cutting. If we are doing a lot of them we’ll use our CNC router, if just one we usually do the cutout by hand with a roto-zip. Either way, you get something that’s fun and dramatic.
We’ve even done things like cutouts of cars, cartoon characters, and products. When you need a cutout of something unusual, give us a call!