The Rising Popularity of Wallpaper Printing

Custom wallpaper has revolutionized the art of interior design for both professional and novices alike, thanks to the proliferation of digital printing. It is now easier than ever to customize the walls in your home, business and gallery.

The upswing in consumer interest has proven to be a renaissance for architects, designers and decorators who have discovered an untapped well of creativity. Even someone who may not consider themselves a creative type can easily design custom wallpaper or choose from millions of graphics and patterns thats you can purchase online from stock art/photography websites. 

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Quality control is probably the number one concern when placing an order for custom wallpaper. One has to exercise caution and do a bit of research on what printer is the best fit for their project. 

Large format printing is unique and very different than traditional printing, which brings some challenges to the table - be wary of shops that produce 500 different products; often they cannot apply the same care and attention to detail as one that devotes its expertise to a few focused areas.

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Without knowing what to ask, choosing a wallpaper printer can seem overwhelming and making an informed choice requires you to ask questions, such as:

How easy is it to clean the wallpaper material?

How durable is the material, will it scratch easily?

Will the the inks/color fade with time?

How adhesive is the glue backing, will installation be a easy?

What type of file type do you need for final print?

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We have been producing custom wallpaper for over a decade. Starting out small at first with a couple of artist friends and a few restaurants. Over time we have developed a quality control process that everyone is comfortable working with. Our proofing process involves digital PDFs and live press proofs on actual wallpaper materials for color review and final approval.

This has contributed to our clientele growing to include award winning architect firms, world renown museums/art galleries and fortune 500 organizations. We have also seen a rise of individuals who are interior designers at heart and feel inspired to create custom wallpaper and be involved throughout the whole process - from start to finish.

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There are many of reasons we are excited about the future of wallpaper. By far the biggest reward is the creativity that such a medium has inspired. We are now seeing full-on scenes with story lines, amazing photography and clean minimal designs that compliment a certain style and decor.

The only limit with custom wallpaper is one’s imagination, which tends to open up when given so much space to work with. It’s particularly fun when designs are interactive with the surrounding elements, or transferring high art directly onto the wall, rather than frame it.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions @ 212.619.5446

About the Author

Joseph Gornail is a multimedia artist and fourth-generation print craftsman whose family has lived on the same block in SoHo for over 90 years. With an extensive background in photography, writing and creative direction, Joseph has a love of the arts and a proud New Yorker. When he’s not documenting city life or curating historic images for History101.nyc, he can likely be found sailing the New York harbor to enjoy his native city from a different perspective.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Health & Safety Concerns

Are your wallpapers hypoallergenic, and how do they cater to individuals with severe allergies?

Our wallpapers are designed with health and safety in mind, catering to the needs of individuals with severe allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments. By selecting materials that are less likely to harbor allergens, our products aim to create a safer, more comfortable indoor environment. Additionally, we ensure our wallpapers are resistant to mold and mildew growth, further supporting the well-being of sensitive individuals.

How do your wallpapers ensure indoor air quality is not compromised?

Maintaining indoor air quality is a paramount concern for us. Our wallpapers are characterized by low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, adhering to stringent guidelines for indoor air quality. By minimizing the release of these harmful compounds, our products help ensure a healthier indoor environment, conducive to well-being and comfort. Through rigorous testing and compliance with industry standards, we ensure that our products maintain VOC levels that meet or exceed regulatory requirements, offering a safer choice for both residential and commercial spaces.

Are there any chemicals or synthetic materials used in your wallpapers that might trigger allergic reactions?

We are dedicated to producing wallpapers that are safe and non-irritating for all users, including those with allergies. Our products are formulated without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic materials known to trigger allergic reactions, such as formaldehyde, phthalates, and heavy metals. This careful selection of materials underscores our commitment to health and safety.

How does your wallpaper resist mold and mildew growth, ensuring a safe environment for sensitive individuals?

Our wallpapers are engineered to resist mold and mildew growth, an essential feature for ensuring the safety and comfort of sensitive individuals. Through the use of inherently resistant materials and treatments, our products prevent the adherence and proliferation of mold and mildew, thereby promoting a healthier indoor environment.

What certifications do your wallpapers have regarding environmental and health safety?

Our wallpapers are backed by rigorous certifications that attest to their environmental and health safety. These include low-VOC certifications, compliance with international toxicity standards, and certifications for mold and mildew resistance. Through these certifications, we demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and sustainability in our products. All materials are perfectly suitable for healthcare facilities, nurseries, retirement homes or any other environment where health is a primary concern.

General Wallpaper Questions

Is there a minimum square footage?

Yes, we have 50 square feet minimum per order.

What are the most popular sizes?

The three most requested sizes are 100, 300 & 500 square feet.

What is the maximum width x height you can print per roll?

The maximum roll size wisummaryh is 52 inches wide by 360 inches in length.

How can I make a payment?

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.

What is the standard turnaround time?

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.

Wallcovering Material Concerns

What kind of wallpaper material do you use?

Our wallpapers are a non-adhesive, fabric backed vinyl material which is installable via traditional pasting methods. They are available in matte, gloss, semi-gloss or textured coating/finishing options. We also offer peel and stick wallpaper.

Can I pick my own design/image?

Yes, if you provide high resolution artwork, we can print your custom design.

Is the material durable and washable?

Yes, ordinary dirt and smudges can be removed from the surface with a mild soap and warm water.

Is the 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?

Unfortunately, we do not provide or recommend installation services, however the following article is a useful guide for installers: How to Prepare Wall Surfaces

Wallpaper Sample Questions

Can I see sample before printing my project?

Yes, you can order a press proof sample of your custom artwork. 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.

Can you ship material/printed samples for my review?

We can not send out material/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.


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