Give Custom Walls Personality with the Right Wallcovering Product

Gone are the days of choosing from a few wallpaper options that may ­– or may not – match your style and personality. Creating custom artwork for your home or office is one of the new trends for wall décor. From kids’ rooms to board rooms, we’ve rounded up a variety of solutions that are tailor-made for you.

Check out some of the ways our customers added personality and life to their wall mural projects:

Wall Murals That Go with the Flo: If you are doing a project that will be displayed for a few months or several years, LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl, with its air-egress liner and repositionable adhesive, makes installation a breeze. When John Toth from Triad Creative Group was tasked with bringing the past to the present, he opted for Simple Flo – laminated with LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Gloss UV Laminate (2.4 Mil). For this project, some of the murals were displayed on different substrates, including primed MDF and Sintra, while others were applied directly to the display walls. Toth knew that the applications would be bubble-free due to the air-egress liner and that the repositionable adhesive would allow him to fix any misaligned panels during installation. The wide color gamut of the Simple Flo contributed to the authenticity of the project by bringing out subtle nuances in the historical images.

What Lies Beneath: When you use LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric, creating photo-realistic wall murals is as simple as printing the image and then sticking it to the desired area. It’s a popular product with Bradenton, Fla. based Soicher Marin, who works with discerning clients like Ken Gemes Interiors for specialty décor. When a 15-foot by 9½-foot wall mural was commissioned to breathe some life into a conference room, the designers at Soicher Marin knew that the Print-N-Stick would be the best option. The eight-panel graphic, Man Under Water, was installed by Gemes and his team and went up without a hitch. Having a product that is repositionable, removable and re-usable means that it is in high demand for professional and novice installers, alike.

School Murals That Make the Grade: Creating interesting graphics that are durable and environmentally sound can be difficult in areas, like schools and hospitals, that have very specific requirements regarding décor. In such sensitive environments, it is vitally important that products that are Type II (ASTM F793) compliant are used. Such is the case with HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper when paired with latex inks. In addition to meeting Type II requirements, the PVC-free wall papers also meet FSC®, REACH and UL GREENGUARD certifications, which is why Pat Walker of 4Walls offers it to business-to-business customers who are looking for a heavy-weight material that is certified. While adding a liquid laminate is often requested for their large jobs, Walker is surprised by the durability of the HP product without the added expense of lamination. Being able to remove extra steps along the way saves time and money and helps 4Walls add value to their clients’ projects.

Is Wall Décor Vexing? Take a Look at Vescom: Unveiled earlier this year, Vescom Digital Media is a true PVC vinyl wall paper that meets multiple environmental certifications, including being phthalate- and formaldehyde-free. With its variety of finishes (nine, to be exact), Vescom is a great option for commercial, educational and medical projects. Mike Speeney of Limitless Walls in King, N.C., is familiar with the variety of wall décor options on the market and uses the Matte finish for his clients because of the minimal glare. Speeney also notes that many of his clients are restaurants – and other public spaces – which often have strict building codes when it comes to wall décor applications. With Vescom being one of the “cleanest” vinyl wallcoverings on the market, it’s an easy choice for anyone who is looking to turn a bland wall into a piece of art.

Thesis Exhibits Get Graphic with LexJet Print-N-Stick

When designer Nathan Lambert of Full Color, Inc., a professional printing lab in Dallas, needed to put together his master of arts thesis exhibit along with a handful of his peers, he opted for an easy-to-use product that would work on all surfaces, floor to ceiling.

“For these big final presentations, we used LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric everywhere,” Lambert says. “We printed all the wall graphics, and used it for floor graphic and pedestals, too.”

Throughout the exhibit hall, Lambert and his peers put together elaborate displays that featured topics like color therapy, gender identity, mobile fresh markets and superhero archetypes. Lambert’s thesis discussed the benefits of contemporary middle school uniforms.

Video: 3 Steps to Installing Large Tiled Wall Graphics

If you’ve got a large graphic to install on a wall, we’ve got three words for you: measure, mark and you’ll become a master. If you follow the three phases of wall graphic installations outlined in the video above, you’ll find that putting up your next tiled wall graphic can be a breeze.

When installing the massive wall mural for Scorch Fitness, the professionals at Now That’s a Wrap show us how using LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl with its self-adhesive air-egress release liner is a vital choice, making installation and repositioning easier to manage.

For any wall graphic, some of the special tools you’ll need are masking tape for registration marks, a hand-held squeegie and a release liner knife, to name a few.

Check out the video now to learn how prep, planning and placement can, with patience and care, help you become a wall murals master, too.

All New Fire Ratings for LexJet Media

CFrom canvas and backlit film to wall murals and laminates, LexJet media have received fire ratings adding yet another benefit to these versatile wide-format products.

Sunset Production Satin Canvas SUV received a Class A fire rating. This 100% polyester canvas is OBA-free and delivers a high-end feel and traditional canvas texture. Compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent and UV-curable inks, this US-made canvas is ideal for canvas wraps.

Sunset Select Matte Canvas received a Class B fire rating. A best-selling canvas option, SSMC is an award-winning, poly-cotton blend with a consistently wide color gamut.

The Décor Guide: Our Go-To Products

In the burgeoning market of décor, the possibility for creative application is quickly expanding, and advances in technology have increased the selection of products available. To help you navigate this process, we’ve created a page of the Top Décor Products You Need Now as an easy guide to the essential tools for this growing business opportunity.

From Wall Murals to Floor Graphics, we highlight the décor products that will offer your customers a range of creative, artistic and eye-catching media.

Check out this new décor page today for information on products for:

  • Wall Murals
  • Canvas Prints
  • Window Shades & Room Dividers
  • Window Graphics
  • Floor Graphics
  • Lamp Shades
  • Tapestries

Click HERE to go to the products page!

Monday Only: Save 30% on Select LexJet WallPro™ by York

LexJet’s award-winning WallPro™ by York line of printable wallcoverings provide a variety of finishes for any design aesthetic, from traditional to contemporary. They meet or exceed Type II requirements and are Class A fire-rated. They also meet California’s requirements for low VOC-emitting vinyl media for office and school interiors.

LexJet WallPro by York as printed by Wonderwall Studio
LexJet WallPro by York printed by Wonderwall Studio

LexJet WallPro™ by York is ideal for wall graphics and murals, and is compatible with latex and UV curable printers. Read more about the entire WallPro™ by York line HERE.

Each of the following finishes is available at the reduced price in 54 in x 150 ft and 54 in x 75 ft. rolls (20 ft rolls do not apply for the discount).

Qualifying LexJet WallPro™ by York Finishes:

LexJet Glint Smooth WallPro™ SUV 20 oz. by York: Light gold base with a satin finish

LexJet Light Silver Smooth WallPro™ SUV 20 oz. by York: Light silver base with a satin finish

LexJet Pearl Linen WallPro™ SUV 20 oz. by York: Natural bright white base with a satin finish and linen texture

LexJet Pearl Smooth WallPro™ SUV 20 oz. by York: Light pearl base with a satin finish

LexJet WallPro by York as printed by HG Arts
LexJet WallPro by York printed by HG Arts

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 or shop online at LexJet.com, on Monday, Dec. 19, before 8 p.m. EST.

*Exclusions may apply