Vinyl printing has notable drawbacks including difficulty adhering to textured surfaces, susceptibility to damage, and fading due to moisture and sunlight. It's costly, environmentally unfriendly, and challenging to remove without damaging underlying paint.
Conversely, wallprinting can be applied to any textured surface, is damage-resistant, and not affected by environmental conditions. It's cost-effective, eco-friendly, and easy to remove with two coats of paint or primer.
Our printer tower can extend up to 17 feet high, though for highest stability and quality of printing, we try to limit our prints to no higher than 12-14ft. Because of our unique track system, we can print virtually infinite length, so a 50 foot long continuous print is no problem for our printer! As long as there are no significant objects in the way, in which case we'd break up the print into sections to avoid any major obstacles.
Our vertical print margins start at about 13 inches from the floor, up to 13 inches from a ceiling or the maximum tower extension, whichever comes first.
For horizontal margins, if we are printing from one wall to another wall, we usually recommend a minimum 20 inch margin from each wall corner in order to safely print. If there are no corners (such as printing in an open hallway) or only a single corner (starting or ending near a wall) then there are only 3 inch margins needed for the print.
The printer utilizes four drop-on-demand print-heads using CMYK colored ink. CMYK colors can provide a broad color gamut satisfying most color requirements
We process our images from .tif files, but we can accept any image, graphic, raster or vector. Acceptable formats include AI, EPS, TIF, PNG, JPG, BMP.
Absolutely! By using the wallPen® you save yourself the time and headache of weeding small intricate vinyl text.
Thanks to the plastic-like UV cured ink, we can print on nearly any substrate. We have examples on drywall, wallpaper, wood, brick, paint, stone, plastic, glass, most tiles and many more
Specially formulated, plastic-like, low-odor wallPen® UV ink made in the EU. There is no odor or VOC emitted from this ink making it suitable to print in all environments.
The ink is UV resistant maintaining color fastness for 3 – 6+ years outdoor and 12+ years indoor. For extreme environments, a clear coat can be applied to improve resilience. It’s also instantly highly scratch proof.
Our process is incredibly quick, with same-day printing services available. We've started our design work, visited the printing site, done our measurements, set up the printer, printed the design, and packed up in just a few hours!
Depending on the DPI package selected, it can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours per 50 sq feet.
Most jobs can be set up in ~30 minutes, and once complete the printer is packed away in 15 minutes.
Depending on the substrate there are different methods of removal:
Painted surface – two coats of paint and it’s gone!
Glass – a field scraper or a razor blade can be used
Wood – can be painted or sanded
Metal or concrete – best to work with sand or glass bead blasting technology.