How It Works
The world’s No. 1 direct-to-wall printer
Wall printing is an absolutely new way to decorate any vertical surface. Instead of wallpaper or wall decals, Wallprinter UK offers a cutting-edge service of direct-to-wall printing, offering limitless opportunities for dramatic, stimulating, eye-catching decoration of walls in homes, offices, shops, cafes, hotels – any public or private space.
Using a specially designed German-manufactured printing machine and software, we create high-quality custom-designed wall murals printed on site within just a few hours.
A Wallprinter mural could be anything from a small, striking statement in an interior design scheme to an impressive, scrolling mural that unfolds to tell a story in a school or public space. Wallprinter images will not fade or peel over time. Note that the machine does not print white: if white is needed in the image then the surface will have to be pre-painted white or a light colour.
The vertical Wallprinter offers 600 dpi digital quality in CMYK colour, no matter what size the mural. Digital file formats include JPG, TIF and PNG. Wallprint paint is eco-friendly, resistant to most detergents and chemicals, including acetone. It is hard, waterproof, scratch-resistant and washable, and is therefore perfect for environments such as schools and hospitals.
No preparation is needed as long as the surface is dry and free from flakes, nails, screws and holes. The equipment is assembled and positioned in just 10–15 minutes.
The printing machine is so quiet a normal conversation can be held while it’s in action, There are no odours or fumes, and no need to air the room. The print is 95% dry on application, and fully dry in 24 hours.
A 2 x 2 metre mural could be printed in as little as 30 minutes and can be printed while the room is in use, resulting in minimal disruption to your workplace or home. Multiple rooms can be printed in one session as the Wallprinter can be dismantled and moved quickly and easily.
1. What kind of ink is used?
Wallprinter UK uses a waterproof, scratch-resistant, chemical-resistant, washable plastic-like UV ink that 95% cures on application under the integrated UV curing lamp. Complete curing is therefore much faster than with traditional heavy, solvent-based inks. Unlike traditional inks, there are no associated solvent fumes or chemical releases. The ink retains its quality for 3 to 6 years or more outdoors with a transparent UV coating, and 12 or more years indoors.
2. What’s the print resolution?
Depending on your image we print in 185 x 185 dpi, 370 x 370 dpi or 370 x 600 dpi, though generally we print everything at 370 x 600 dpi. These numbers might sound small, but on the wall the result is awesome!
3. I am tired of the print. Can I remove it or replace it?
Of course! On glass it can be removed with a ceramic field scraper or a razor blade. On most other wall surfaces a print can be painted over in two or three layers at any time. With wood the paint can be removed by sanding, but with metal or bare concrete, sand or glass bead blasting may be necessary.