A challenge was set by MD Garry late one Wednesday afternoon to improve the look and feel of our solvent demo room. As you can see below, the room was a lovely shade of magnolia and not very inspiring. To combat this, we looked at ways to improve our working environment through print. One product that we have been keen to try was the range of Textured Wallpaper from Decal Media. The idea of creating a bespoke wall mural for our demo room was born.
Following a team discussion and a host of ideas, it was decided that a photo of a traditional handmade paper mill would be the focus of the room. This was inspired by Garry’s collection of antique printing equipment and would be a nice contrast to the digital print hardware that sits in the room. The image we chose also has a lot of texture elements, which has provided inspiration for the remaining walls of the demo room.
Decal Wallpaper Textures
Decal Media has a range of textured wallpaper available. We chose Linear Mosaic for our feature wall. This has a vertical lined texture we thought would be perfect for our paper mill image. The wallpaper is self adhesive and is compatible with all types of ink. (Solvent, UV and Latex.)
We used Rasterlink 6 to tile and create the panels for the wall. By inputting the image and the dimensions of the wall, the RIP software is able to determine the size for each piece using the width of the media roll. The wallpaper was then printed using our Mimaki CJV150-160.
Once each panel had been printed, they were applied to the wall in a matter of hours. The guys found the process to be very straight forward and once the first panel was up, they sped through the remaining 5 panels with ease. The wallpaper could be easily removed and reapplied during positioning with no impact on the printed image.
The big reveal…
The room has been transformed through the use of colour and texture from our paper mill image. As you can see the image works beautifully with the antique imposing table. Also on display is a letterpress print from The Grange who exhibited recently at The Print Show.
This feature wall is just the first step in our demo room renovation. Check our Twitter and Instagram for more updates on how the room develops. If you would like more information on the range of Decal Media wallpapers, please our team a call on 0191 256 6889 for a sample pack.