Vescom Digital Media: Wallcovering Line Now Available at LexJet

For busy print service providers, media consistency is key. And that couldn’t be truer when it comes to printable wallcovering. The print runs are large, and décor-level quality is highly scrutinized. At LexJet, we’re excited to now offer Vescom Digital Media, some of the highest-grade and most environmentally sound PVC vinyls on the market.

A restaurant wall mural printed by Limitless Walls

Early users have been impressed with the production quality and consistency. “Having a product that’s very consistent is a big key for me,” says Mike Speeney of Limitless Walls in King, N.C., which prints up to 40 wall murals a week for commercial clients, designers and architects, and the general public.

“The durability is really important so you don’t have ripping or tearing,” Speeney says. “And, we’ve be using the Vescom Matte because you don’t want a glare with light bouncing back in your face like you would with a gloss finish.”

Introducing the All-new LexJet Premium WallPro Wallcovering

For a firm that produces large runs of custom-printed wallcovering, consistency is key, says Kim Karr, print production manager at Kalisher, which specializes in art and wall murals for the hospitality industry. For a recent update job, Karr opted for the all-new LexJet Premium Smooth Pearl WallPro™ to match the previously used wallcovering.

“Since we were working on specialty pieces for the property, we needed something that matched exactly,” she says. ““It was such a perfect match for us! It helped us ensure a successful installation and a happy client!”

Café Décor Redux: Honoring Marc Chagall’s Vision

When Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla., decided to renovate its café, the designers wanted to pay homage to painter Marc Chagall’s dreamy vision of life and the quaint French town where he spent his final years. The redesign was timed with the gardens’ exhibit, Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams.

Known as the “City of Arts,” Saint Paul de Vence attracted artists of all types with its charm. The town’s Colombe d’Or Hotel & Restaurant was the inspiration for Selby Garden’s cafe revamp.

The café’s original wall décor included a series of framed botanical prints in dark, heavy frames. The re-design team removed the dated-looking prints and opted for a full wall mural, with a subtle backdrop of Saint Paul de Vence, France, overlaid with carefully selected Chagall quotes that captured his sensitive and introspective insights.

Working with print service provider, Now That’s a Wrap, the Selby team chose to cover the interior and exterior walls with LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl and Simple Flo Wrap Gloss UV laminate. The team also mimicked Chagall’s stained glass work by printing extra-saturated graphics on optically clear vinyl with an over-laminate, all mounted to plexiglass.

Watch the video above to see how the café’s new look came to life.

Insider Tip: How to Create Tiles for Large Wall Graphics

When it comes to tiling large graphics for wallcoverings, starting with a well-designed graphic that’s prepped off-site is one of the best ways to make sure your installation is a success. Here are three great tips on how to tile your graphic and prep for installation.

1. Site Inspection

Tiling Wall Graphics

Test Surface: Start with a site inspection to test the wall to make sure your media is compatible because most zero or low VOC paints have additives that prevent adhesive from sticking to it.

LexJet brandUP: A Tail-Wagging-Worthy Business Décor Upgrade

For a shop that caters to cuddly cuteness all day long, Average Joe’s Grooming‘s new space was a little bland. Although the walls were painted cheery sky blue and mint green, the owners Brittany Fenner and Tracey Barette knew their workplace décor could use an infusion of personality to match their happy, furry clients.

That’s where the LexJet brandUP crew came in to create and install custom graphics and photography that was both fun and functional. The team started with the most pressing issue: the front window.

Monday Only: Take 25% Off HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper

Offer your customers professional, colorful wall murals with high-definition detail using HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper. It’s Type II compliant when used with HP Latex inks, and doesn’t require a top coat. It goes up and comes down easily with common wall papering adhesives and techniques, and resists wear and tear.

Plus, it’s odorless, mold- and mildew-resistant, so it is an environmentally friendly option for schools, hotels, hospitals and more.

Product highlights:

  • Type II (ASTM F793) compliant for durability with HP Latex inks, and no need for a top coat
  • Easy to install and remove
  • An extended range of color reproduction delivers high-impact graphics
  • Available in 42- and 54-inch by 100-foot rolls
  • Compatible with latex inks

This offer is available for call-in or online orders. Go HERE for more details and call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 or use promo code HPWALL25 when you checkout at LexJet.com to take advantage of this exclusive offer.