Restore, Recreate & Reprint Your Favorite Old Wall Paper

We’re your go-to solution for breathing new life into old wall paper rolls. Scan & color match your favorite vintage patterns and designs. Restore & Print damaged samples on newer, more durable materials. Large selection of finishes and textures available.

  • Reprint Damaged Wallpaper (Water, Mold or Fire)
  • Order Wallpaper Rolls that are No Longer Available for Purchase
  • Recreate Wallpaper Patterns from Vintage & Digital Photographs
  • Match Color, Texture and Finish of Your Original Wallpaper
  • Roll Sizes Available in 24", 36" and 48" Widths

What We Offer

Professional Scanning: Flatbed and drum scanners are what we use to capture high quality images. This is a critical part of the process as older wallpaper tends to have a lot of "character" - many small details and nuances, best captured at the highest possible resolutions (up to 600dpi)

Photo Retouching: We have over 25 years of photo retouching experience and also have propietary AI software to enhance the quality of submitted photos. We also color match and correct your photos.

Illustration & Drawing: Reserved for projects where part of the original design needs to be recreated by trained artist.

Project Management: We reproduce wallpaper daily and have done so for many years. We're equipped to to tackle the unforeseen obstacles and unique challenges of any design.

Sample Printing: It's our company policy to give you a press proof (printed on actual material) to provide an accurate preview of the wallpaper you're purchasing and confirm a match for colors and textures of any wallpaper.

Standard Turnaround: 7-10 Business Days
Rush Service: 3-5 Business Days, contingent on press availabaility projectPlease contact us if your order exceeds 500 sq. feet

Note: Minimum of 50 square feet required.

How The Process Works

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: Digitize Your Wallpaper

There are two choices for this process: Professional Scanning & Digital Photography. We always recommend scanning when possible as our equipment can scan large pieces at the highest resolutions, ensuring the most faithful reproduction. If scanning is not an option we can also work from photographs. You can take them yourself though we highly recommend the use of a professional.

Once we have a file to work with our restoration department snaps into action, ensuring that every blemish, smudge, rip and tear is removed and the final artwork is perfected. With the sample gfinally cleaned up and looking like a mint-condition version of itself, the colors are then separated by hand into layers so they can be adjusted. We can either match what you already have, or insert completely different color schemes to compliment your decor.

Step 3: Creative Direction & Rebuilding Lost Samples

Retouching, color matching and design restoration are just some of the areas of expertise our design team has to offer. You'd be amazed at how much a wallpaper can be revitalized, even when the samples we receive are literally crumbling from age and damage.

Our artists are also highly skilled at rendering missing graphics or patterns by hand. From vintage reproductions to modern recreations of classic patterns, we can recuperate old patterns from small or incomplete samples, much to the astonishment of our clients.

Full Disclosure: We'll let you know up front if there are any limitations on printing. For example we don't do embossed or metallic wallpaper, but such effects can be simulated and this is a popular choice when clients can't find their chosen wallpaper anywhere else.


Step 4: Review Printed Samples

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.


Why Fine Print for Wallpaper Restoration/Recreation?

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Before and After of a Damaged Wallpaper Pattern

Real Stories, Real People


"Saved My Grandmother's Legacy"

"My grandmother's house held cherished memories, but the vintage wallpaper had seen better days. Fine Print came to our rescue. With only a faded photo, they meticulously recreated the intricate pattern, ensuring it was a precise match. The end result was beyond our expectations. Our family home now stands as a beautiful testament to her legacy, with every guest in awe of the exquisite wallpaper that graces our walls."

Maria R. from Chicago, Illinois


"The Wallpaper Whisperers"

"The wallpaper in our historic home was an enigma, and no one knew where to find a suitable replacement. Fine Print, however, proved to be the wallpaper whisperers we needed. They not only identified the rare and unique design but also painstakingly restored and printed it for us. Their extraordinary commitment to detail left us utterly awestruck. Thanks to Fine Print, we solved the mystery and our historic home is finally complete!"

William T. from Minneapolis, Minnesota


"A Perfect Match"

"Uncovering a hidden gem beneath layers of wallpaper in our new home was exciting, but it was also daunting as the design was intricate and severely damaged. Fine Print not only restored it to perfection but also miraculously found an exact match for additional rooms. Their dedication, expertise, and their eagle eye for details are truly exceptional. Thanks to Fine Print, our home is a seamless blend of the old and new, and we couldn't be more satisfied."

Sarah L. from St. Louis, Missouri


"Totally Nailed It"

"Restoring our historic mansion was a massive undertaking, and the original wallpaper presented its unique set of challenges. Fine Print worked wonders, not only recreating the design flawlessly but also aging it to match the rest of the house. It took a few rounds of samples to get it right, but they brought back the timeless elegance that we were aiming for. Now every guest who visits can't help but comment on our wallpaper, and it makes me smile every time."

Michael G. from Madison, Wisconsin


"Living My Wallpaper Dream"

"I had a dream of how I wanted my dining room to look, and it included a very specific vintage wallpaper design from Schumacher. Fine Print was the only printer that entertained my wild ideas. They didn't just replicate the pattern; they customized the color to match my exact vision, which was a tad bit different from the original. The result is nothing short of stunning, and I never could have done this without their tremendous service."

Emma P. from Kansas City, Missouri


"Recreated A Rare Wallpaper"

"During our office renovation, we came across a rare and exquisite wallpaper from the late 1800s. Our CEO insisted that this wallpaper was "The One" and would not accept substitutes even though it is no longer manufactured. In a last ditch effort we scoured the web for solutions and found Fine Print. We were skeptical at first but their precision in matching the existing design from the very first sample convinced us we'd found the right shop."

John D. from Savannah, Georgian

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Working with Fine Print

Our mission has always been to deliver consistent quality and excellent service. We've spent many years honing our skills and researching technoclogical advantages to stay on top of our industry. We have never spent a dime on advertising, and have organically achieved a page 1 ranking on Google, Bing and all other relevant search engines.

We've recreated hundreds of wallpaper patterns and murals and will work to give you the peace of mind and confidence knowing that your project is in good hands.

We truly love what we do and believe this makes a notable difference in the quality of the work and the overall experience for customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wallpaper Reproduction FAQs

What's the first step in recreating wallpaper designs, how do I get started?

Before we can offer a quote we will need to see the actual wallpaper. It doesn't have to be a high quality photo - a simple snapshot from your mobile phone is enough for us to get an idea of the scope, size and complexity of your unique project.

Do I need an original sample/piece of the wallpaper in order to replicate the pattern/design?

While we do recommend scanning original samples, wallpapers can also be recreated from a photograph.

You can learn more about this process in our article How to Reproduce Existing Wallpaper Designs

What's the typical turnaround time for a wallpaper reproduction project?

Recreating wallpaper is a fairly involved process which includes scanning, digital restoration and creativity from a skilled technician, not to mention color matching, printing samples. Projects always vary by complexity and the level of preparedness that each client brings to the table, so turnaround ranges as follows:

Basic Restoration (Few colors, simple design): 2-4 weeks

Moderate Restoration (4-6 colors, detailed artwork): Average 5-7 weeks

Historic Restoration (Match an existing installation): At least 8 weeks for accuracy and color matching

What is the pricing for wallpaper reproductions? Is it based on size, complexity, or other factors?

For pricing we always look at:

1. The condition/quality of the original sampleA piece which is damaged, dirty or incomplete will require more design hours than a pristine copy.

2. The number of colors and importance of accurate matching Since each color must be separated, each additional color adds to production time. If color matching is critical, this will also increase the cost as multiple rounds of samples must be printed.

3. Complexity of the designThe size and intricacy of the wallpaper will determine just how difficult it will be for our artists to isolate all the shapes and colors.

The best way for us to evaluate your project is to have a visual sample of what you're trying to replicate, even if it's a quick snapshot from your mobile phone we'll be able to let you know the scope and timeframe of the project.

How closely can you match my wallpaper? Will I be able to tell the difference?

It depends on the style of wallpaper you are trying to replicate. There are a number of different methods, including digital printing, block printing, screen printing and gravure printing. The more traditional methods can leave a slightly raised texture from the ink, in digital printing, this will replicated with a pre-fabricated paper/substrate with a raised surface. When the digital ink lays down, it can create a similar effect to traditional and more expensive methods of printing.

It's also important to note that, sometimes, due to the age, exposure to environment, condition of the existing wallpaper, or the original manufacturing process, it might can be difficult to match colors exactly. In these cases, we will match the colors as closely as possible to give an overall similar look.

The exception to this is metallic wallpapers. While we can print on metallic materials (gold, silver, copper), our digital presses do not actually print metallic inks/foils.

Regardless of the project specs, it's our company policy never to print any wallpaper without the you seeing a press proof first (a job ticket must be generated). We only go to press when you 100% confirm your custom press proof/sample.

Do you keep records of my wallpaper designs for future orders?

After we send you a link to download your digital file, we will keep a copy archived for up to 5 years. If there are no subsequent orders during this time, these files will be deleted. This backup service is provided free of charge - one of many perks that our long-term clients enjoy.

Wallpaper Recreation Design FAQs

Can you replicate wallpapers with unique, non-repeating patterns?

All day, every day. Whether it's a non repeating pattern, or a panoramic mural, we produce custom wallpaper sheets, custom sized and designed for your space and clearly labelled to make installation a breeze.

Is it possible to recreate wallpaper with intricate hand-painted details and artwork?

Attention to detail is the main reason our clients never complain about price. They understand just how much we value their time, happily applying decades of expertise to a life-long craft. Our printers will get you 1200dpi resolution, finer than most photographs and pritine quality for everything from simple shapes and gradients (clean, flat even colors), to even the most intricate designs. Our scanners scan up to 1800dpi, which captures every nuance of your wallpaper, down to the texture of the paper itself. This is how we are able to effectively clean up these old patterns and restore them to their former glory.

Can I request custom modifications to the original wallpaper design during reproduction?

Absolutely! We can modify your patterns, change colors and edit the size or placement of your wallpaper design.

How do you handle wallpapers with metallic or textured elements during reproduction?

As a digital print shop we do not use metallic inks. That said, we can isolate all metallic elements and assign them a flat color which can then be passed onto a printshop with the capabilities to print metallic inks.

I only have a few pieces of a wallpaper which do not represent the whole pattern. Can this still be reproduced?

Yes, although the accuracy of the reproduction will depend on how rare the wallpaper is. We can often research and find references online to build off. In cases where this is not possible, our creative team can use references from similar designs to fill in the missing pieces of the design. As mentioned in the previous question, this project is a hybrid of restoration and recreation. We do our best to honor the existing parts while making new sections appear compatible and seamless in the final design

Damaged, Discontinued or Incomplete Wallpaper FAQs

I need to reproduce a wallpaper that has been damaged by a water, fire or other natural forces. Can you guys help?

Our ability to help depends on the state of the wallpaper. If it is not too damaged and there is an area that can be cleanly sampled then it should not be an issue. Please send us a quick snapshot of the wall in question and we can assess the requirements of your project

I was remodeling my kitchen and uncovered an old wallpaper. Can it be restored?

You'd be amazed just how much of a design can be recovered when there's enough of a reference point. Usually we can reconstruct any pattern as long as over 50% of it is intact.

In cases where most of the design is missing, we will do our best to find the original pattern and supplement with hand drawn design to fill in the pattern. It may not be an exact match but we can make a comparable design that matches what you have.

What's the process for matching wallpaper that's been exposed to sunlight and has faded?

Once your sample has been scanned, our restoration specialists will adjust color levels (saturation, hue and brightness) in order to turn bac the hands of time on your wallpaper. There are also cases where just one section of your design may be faded, requiring a selective and special touch to blend everything together seamlessly. Our artists and technicians are experts at this process.

Pricing considerations: If you are trying to reprint a wallpaper and install it right next to or on top of an existing pattern, you are going to need to jump through a lot more rounds of color matching, which can significantly impact pricing. Some of our clients decided it was more cost effective to replace an entire wall, rather than patch a small section.

What's your process for handling delicate or antique wallpapers?

Antique wallpapers require special attention. We have experience in both transport and care in order to preserve your originals, which will be shipped securely back to you via private courier once our restoration specialists are done preserveing and scanning them.

Can you recreate discontinued or limited-edition wallpapers that are no longer in production?

Discontinued wallpapers are our specialty! If you have the pattern or sample of the original, you can take a picture and email it to us. If you have neither, we will need some kind of visual reference - a link from a website, a screenshot - something to get a general idea of what design you are trying to restore. We will immediately let you know how plausible the recreation is, and get you a ballpark estimate.

Once the project has been approved, we turn your vintage or damaged wallpaper sample into a pristine copy, ready to be produced at any printshop. We also offer digital printing as a one-stop shopping solution for turning your old patterns into brand new, one-of-a-kind wallpaper rolls.

Can I recreate a wallpaper that is currently in print from another company?

Yes, as long as you provide expressed written permission from the publisher/copyright owner.

Historic Wallpaper Restoration FAQs

What's the difference between wallpaper recreation and restoration?

Wallpaper recreation is the art of restoring a wallpaper that is discontinued or out of print. This can be done from an original sample or photo.

Wallpaper restoration is a service we provide to fix incomplete or damaged samples, where some creativity is needed to fill in the the missing sections of the wallpaper design or pattern.

What should I do if I want to recreate wallpaper from a historic landmark or heritage property?

The process is very similar to most of our recreation efforts. Send us a picture, we will evaluate and follow up with guidance. The main difference for historical projects is a far more thorough process of color matching. This is especially true in cases when the new wallpaper is being installed in the same space as its predecessor.

You should plan and budget accordingly because this process requires multiple rounds of printed samples and interactive review. It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months, depending on your review process and the lighting conditions at the install location.

We also recommend our professional scanning services for cases when an original sample can be provided. This is the technique which will best replicate all of the details you are trying to conserve in your restoration efforts.

NOTE: OUr process is CMYK digital printing with UV cured inks. While our color range is impressive, not every color can be reproduced perfectly (especially beiges, along with certain deep blues and oranges). We will let you know in advance how much accuracy you can expect from your unique design.

What options are available for replicating wallpaper from multiple rooms in a historic property?

For each of your rooms and associated patterns, ee can deliver a print-ready file in a universal printing format that can be used at any printshop. We can also provide digitally printed wallpaper samples to match what you already have. Once approved we can deliver any number of rolls, set to the size and scale of your convenience. Our wallpaper is delivered as standard, non-adhesive rolls and are familiar to most contractors.

What if I have a wallpaper design from a different era but want to use modern materials for durability?

This is exactly what we specialize in - modern large format digital printing, combined with old-world craftsmanship as our artists trace, clean up and repair wallpapers from every conceivable era.

It is worth noting there are limitations to this medium. Metallic and flourescent inks require a very different process from what we offer. Pantone and other solid colored inks will also be matched in most cases, there will always be exceptions of colors that our CMYK process simply cannot replicate perfectly. In the majority of cases we can get you close enough, and in every case you will see a printed sample before you pull the trigger on your wallpaper recreation project,

Can you help me identify the historical origin and significance of my vintage wallpaper?

As you can probably tell from our History101.NYC Project that we are passionate about history, heritage and discovery. We'd be happy to help you track down the era, decade and if possible, artist and manufacturer. It's not always possible, given just how many obscure and rare wallpapers have been produced, but we will do our best to educate and inform you about the history behind your antique wallpaper.

Recreating From A Photograph FAQs

I have a high quality image of the wallpaper. Will it be good enough for printing?

Please email us the image to us and we'll let you know how print ready it is.

Below are the recommended guidelines for file preparation from prepress:

  • Image Resolution: Should be at least 200dpi (300dpi for maximum quality)
  • Original image should be focused, not blurry
  • Image cleared of any debris, stains or damage
  • Image is a straight shot to the wall (no angles)
  • All perspectives and distortions corrected
  • Pattern should be made seamless and ready for a repeat

NOTE: We can also reproduce wallpaper from low resolution or poor quality images, by performing any of the above tasks on your photos. Ask about our digital restoration services.

I don't have a sample but I do have access to the wallpaper. Should I take pictures or hire a photographer?

For best possible results we highly recommend paying for a professional photographer to fully capture the detail of your original, with the best lighting and uniformity required to produce a repeatable pattern.

You can save on this expense if you have a decent camera and follow these instructions. This is recommendable for simple designs without too many shapes, linework or colors.

For patterns that are ornate or intricate (Edwardian, Victorian etc) you're probably better off just paying someone to do the job right and save you significant prepress time.

I was clearing out my attic and stumbled across an old family photo with some wallpaper in it. I can't find the design anywhere, would you be able to reprint it?

Yes, although this also depends on the quality of the picture and how difficult the wallpaper is to research. Send us the image and we will let you know how reproduceable it is.

I would like to reprint a wallpaper that has been in a family house for a long time. I don't have a sample nor can I take it off the wall. All I can do is take a picture. Is that enough?

Yes, we can recreate wallpaper based on photos alone, although there are some special considerations and you will either need a professional photographer or have the skills/equipment yourself to caputre the necessary sharpness and resolution. We've posted some useful tips about digitizing wallpaper in our article How to Reproduce Existing Wallpaper Designs

I have searched the entire internet but all I can have is a blurry, low resolution photograph. Can this design still be replicated?

It definitely can, though it will depend on just how intricate the original and how much details has been lost due to poor camera focus, low resolution, or any other form of image degradation. Our artists have been replicating and designing patterns for many years, so they are indeed well versed in all the aesthetic periods (victorian, edwardian, art deco, etc) So in cases where a photo is really bad, they can improvise based on the layout and the skills they've acquired for rendering floral, tropical, modern and abstract designs. It may not be a perfect copy, but we are quite skilled at capturing and preserving the essence of a pattern. The more of it that is visible and in focus, the closer it will be.

It's worth noting that the more our designers need to recreate out of thin air, the more time and budget intensive this becomes. Plan accordingly.

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