Custom Wallpaper Printing Guidelines & Tips

Getting Started

Measure Walls

The first step in the process is to measure the width and height of the wall or surface that will be covered. We prefer to use actual measurements to build an accurate estimate. If you are covering multiple walls, be sure to include dimensions for each one. Please note: Walls tend to have irregular dimensions, which is why we recommend adding an inch or two to the overall printing size to account for this.

Submit Artwork

In order to better assess a project, it is standard to submit sample artwork for review - a low resolution PDF or JPEG via email will do. Please note: Images for wallpaper can get quite large, so upon submitting final art, you may need to use a service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. If you do not have artwork, we recommend image banks such as Shutterstock, Adobe or Unsplash.

Get Pricing

Standard turnaround is usually 5-7 business days after proof approval. Please let us know your delivery date so we can schedule accordingly with our production department. Once you've submitted dimensions, artwork and a timeframe via our estimate form or email, one of our project managers will follow up with an estimate and instructions on how to complete your order.

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How Much Wallpaper Would I Need to Print?

One of the most frequently asked questions is "how much wallpaper will I need to cover my room/area/space?".
All you have to do is measure the width and height of your surfaces. We’ve prepared the following visual schematic to help you estimate your project based on room size.

Order 100 square feet
Common Sizes:
8'H x12W', 10'H x10'W
Order 200 square feet
Common Sizes:
8'Hx24'W, 10'Hx20'W
Order 300 square feet
Common Sizes:
8'Hx36'W, 10'Hx30'W
Cost Calculator← Enter your dimensions to get started.

Recreate, Redesign & Print Existing Wallpaper

We work with architects, interior designers and home decorators to match wallpaper designs, patterns and existing materials. Once a design budget has been approved, printing a sample press proof for your review is easy:

  1. Email a picture of the pattern/design to wallpaper@fineprintnyc.com
  2. Ship a physical sample for review and high resolution scanning.
  3. We redesign, retouch and print press samples for project approval.

Please click here to find more information on recreating wallpaper designs.


Guidelines & Tips

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is wallpaper?
Wallpaper is a printed material used for interior design/decoration. Wallpaper is sold in rolls and applied onto a wall using an adhesive glue/paste.
What are the most popular wallpaper sizes?
The three most requested sizes are 100, 300 & 500 square feet.
What is the minimum order for custom wallpaper?
We have 50 square feet minimum per order/unique design.
Can I see sample before printing all of my custom wallpaper?
Yes, a press sample can be produced prior to final production. However, we will have to charge accordingly for set up/press time. A 50% credit for the press sample will be applied to the final invoice, if the project is officially approved for production. We offer four coating/finishing options: matte, gloss, semi-gloss and texture.  
Can I see a digital proof before final production?
Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production. Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.
What is the standard turnaround time for custom wallpaper?
Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 5-7 business days. Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.
Can I pick my own design/image for custom wallpaper?
Yes, if you provide high resolution artwork, we can print your custom design.
What is the best resolution to submit my artwork?
We recommend an uncompressed TIFF file with a minimum resolution of 150 dpi. Any resolution lower will make the logos/images look pixelated or blurry.
What kind of wallpaper material do you use?
Our wallpapers are a vinyl material with adhesive backing for fast and easy installation. They are available in matte, gloss, semi-gloss or textured coating/finishing options. We also offer traditional wallpaper.
What is the maximum width x height you can print per wallpaper roll?
The maximum roll size width is 52 inches wide by 360 inches in length.
Do you offer embossed wallpaper?
Yes, we offer specialty embossed wallpaper printing services. Please email us for more information.
Is the wallpaper material durable and washable?
Yes, ordinary dirt and smudges can be removed from the surface with a mild soap and warm water.
Is the wallpaper material removable?
Yes, our wall coverings can be removed. Please note, all surfaces must be primed with a drywall sealer and water based primer prior to installation.
Do you provide installation services for wallpaper?
Unfortunately, we do not provide or recommend installation services, however the following article is a useful guide for installers: <a href='/wallpaper/how-to-prepare-surfaces-for-wallpaper'>How to Prepare Wall Surfaces</a>
My order is a rush, is a 24-48 hour turnaround possible for custom wallpaper printing?
Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can check with our production department. Please note, rush turnaround will be billed accordingly.
How can I pay for my wallpaper?
We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.
Can you ship paper/printed samples for my review?
Unfortunately, we can not send out paper/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.
Can I schedule an appointment to review sample/paper stocks?
Yes, we can schedule an appointment for you in our Jersey City showroom/production facility. There you can review various printed samples, paper stocks, and consult with a production specialist. Unfortunately, we do not schedule production appointments in our Manhattan corporate offices.

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