Step 1: Project Assessment
The first step of the process is to send us pictures of your wallpaper so our prepress team can confirm ifg this is something we can replicate/reproduce. If this is possible and the budget has been approved the next step is to send in an actual piece of the desired wallpaper.* A snapshot from a cellphone will suffice to give our studio a rough idea of your requirements. We'll let you know right away if your project is feasible and a good fit for our shop.
We also need the dimensions of the space (height x width) in order to calculate square footage you will need for this project. Once the measurements and artwork have been confirmed prepress can generate PDF files for approval.
Step 2: Scanning & Retouching
After we receive your physical wallpaper sample we will scan it in to digitize your file for printing. This digital file is then sent to our design department, which will ensure that every blemish ( eliminating smudges, stains, rips and other irregularities) is removed and the final artwork is perfected.Please Note: Due to the amount of damage and incomplete samples some projects require more treatment than others. We will do our best to give you a fixed budget, rather than an hourly rate for this service.
Step 3: Creative Direction
We can work from fragments of old papers and can also recover patterns from a wall without disturbing the original wallpaper.
Our design team is trained to handle projects that require more than scanning and need a professional artist to hand draw missing graphics or patterns. From vintage reproductions to modern recreations of classic patterns, our in-house illustrators can handle this level of artistic production.
Step 4: Printed Sample Review
Your custom press proof samples will be printed on the selected wallpaper material with a number of color options which are labelled for an easy approval process.
Turnaround on samples may take 2-4 business days and multiple sets can be generated and sent out for various members of a team to approve. The cost of these prints also very by size. If we do end up producing your wallpaper, half of that cost will be applied to the final balance.* We highly recommend reviewing these proofs using natural sunlight and as many forms of indoor lighting can shift the perceived colors of any sample.
Step 5: Wallpaper Material Selection
We offer traditional (non-adhesive) and modern (adhesive backed) wallpaper, also known as peel and stick two different wallcovering types - you can ask for peel & stick. We offer 30 + materials for traditional paper and matte semig gloss or matte laminate finish for peel and stick.
Our project managers will also walk you through the process of choosing a specific material. Whether it's the look/feel handmade paper, fabric, leather or art canvas, you can choose from a total of 31 options to best meet your requirements. Printed samples on multiple stocks are also available upon request.
Step 6: Design & Layout
Once the wallpaper material and colors have been finalized, we will layout the wallpaper to fit your custom space. We'll help you figure out how to divide your surface up into manageable rolls which are easy for installers to work with. We typically provide rolls with at least 1" to 2" overlap avoid any potential gaps between panels. Please have installers specify whether they will overlap or use a butt seam to determine the overlap needed.
In the cases of murals, which require different artwork for each panel, we will label each roll and provide an installation guide to prevent errors and ensure your wallpaper installation goes smoothly.
NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not offer or recommend installation services and focus primarily on printing only. However, we do offer some guidance on wall/surface preparation that can be forwarded to any installer, who can also contact us with any additional questions.
Step 7: Wallpaper Production
Once the color and material have been approved on your press proof we will move into the final steps of the printing process. This usually specifies the exact amount of sqaure footage, height and width of the rolls along with the number of rolls your installer will receive to make the process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Once all preflight checks have been completed and triple checked, we run your design on our digital press which can produce a whopping 1440 dpi - more than enough to deliver pristine graphics and the tiniest details. Even a single human hair can be reproduced with stunning and reliable accuracy.