Recreating Wallpaper

Whether you're an architect/contractor/homeowner recreating an existing wallpaper design, or a film studio seeking a backdrop for a set, or a vintage pattern from a bygone era - we're your go-to team for these types of projects. We have the ability to restore, reproduce and reprint almost style of wallpaper and in just about any condition.

  • Reprint Wallpaper Damaged by 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

To get things moving, please send over sample artwork (a low res file is fine) to inquiries@fineprintnyc.com, so we can assess the project & prepare a formal estimate.

 

What We Offer

Professional Scanning: We make use of traditional flatbed and drum scanners to capture every detail for a high quality reproduction and consistent printing quality.

Photo Retouching: We have over 25 years of photo retouching experience and also have propietary AI software to enhance the quality of submitted 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
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Note: Minimum of 50 square feet required.

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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: 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.

 

Before and After of a Damaged Wallpaper Pattern


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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

How long will it take to recreate my wallpaper?
The entire process takes a minimum of 2-3 weeks from start to finish, but your mileage may vary. Most of our jobs are completed on or ahead of schedule, but in cases where there could be delays, either via availability of a material or creative concerns, we will let you know well in advance in order for you to make informed choices.
How much does it cost to reproduce wallpaper?
For pricing we'll need to see the original sample. Everything depends on the complexity of the artwork, number of colors, etc. Sometimes the design work will cost more than the actual printing.
The best way to get a price is to contact us direcly. We are available to take your call at (212) 619-5446 from 9AM-5PM EST Monday through Friday. We're also responsive to emails. General inquiries can be directed to . If your job is time sensitive and you need a response ASAP, email us at for an expedited reply.
I would like to reproduce a wallpaper design, but it is discontinued or the company that made it no longer exists. Can you recreate vintage patterns?
Absolutely. In fact it is one of our most requested specialties. As specified above, follow step 1 and send us a quick image so we can see what you are working with.
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 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 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.
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 feasible it is to preproduce

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