Custom Décor and the Nature of Wall Murals

Wall Murals and Canvas Prints by Edward Robison

Edward C. Robison, owner of Sacred Earth Gallery in Eureka Springs, Ark., captures stunning landscape and nature vistas that caught the eyes of Bass Pro Shops a few years ago.

Bass Pro Wall Mural by Edward RobisonSince that time, Robison has been providing his unique images to Bass Pro Shops for various environments, as well as printing some of it for the outdoor retailer.

Most recently, Robison created a wall mural and canvas prints for the women’s exercise area at Bass Pro Shops’ corporate headquarters in Springfield, Mo. The idea was to bring the great outdoors indoors and create a relaxing and inspiring environment.

Robison printed the wall mural on Photo Tex PSA Fabric – Aqueous Printers from LexJet on his Epson Stylus Pro 11880 wide format inkjet printer. The mural was printed in 60″ x 16 1/2′ panels, to which Robison applied a matte varnish for extra protection.

Inkjet Printed Tapestry
An example of Edward Robison’s fine art nature photography printed on LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth.

“The image I shot for the wall mural was with a Widelux camera, which is basically a double-wide 35 mm frame, and they really loved that image,” says Robison. “In Photoshop there’s an oil painting filter they’ve added to the newer version and I applied that, along with another filter, which got rid of the grain. Up close it really looks abstract, but when you get back five or ten feet it comes into sharp focus.”

Robison says this was the first wall mural he had installed and considered hiring someone to do it. However, given that Photo Tex is repositionable and relatively easy to work with, even on larger applications, Robison decided to give it a try. Besides, Robison says he’s a do-it-yourselfer and welcomed the opportunity to learn something new.

GigaPan Image Printed on Canvas
This GigaPan image by Edward Robison, printed on canvas, was composed of 162 photos. To get the full effect of this image go to

The installation went smoothly, with the help of a friend and a lift to reach the top of the mural and ensure it lined up properly. The most difficult part of the application was cutting around the various obstacles – windows, doorways, outlets, exit sign, etc. – but with great care Robison was able to create seamless transitions.

Robison has been creating nature and fine art images for the past 16 years, and selling his art at Sacred Earth Gallery for the past ten. He uses a variety of inkjet media for his creations, including LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth for the hanging tapestries of his work that feature custom “poles” from which the tapestries hang.

For more about Robison’s work, go to, and be sure to check out his GigaPan image of Inspiration Point White River Sunset at

One to Grow on: A Unique Approach to Selling Photo Portrait Prints

Using inkjet printable wallpaper for a growth chartDarren Carlton of Capture That Photography in Prim, Ark., and his LexJet customer specialist, Michael Clementi, came up with a great idea that clients love and helps ensure return business: Growth charts printed on Photo Tex repositionable fabric from LexJet.

Carlton markets the concept to his Baby Plan clients, those who come in for baby portraits. The target age for the growth charts is 12 months old up to two years so that it’s easy to measure the child and chart their growth from there for the next five photo sessions.

So, for instance, if the child is photographed at 18 months old, they’re measured and photographed to create the original growth chart. The chart, which includes a five foot high measuring stick, is printed at 17 in. x 5 ft. on Photo Tex, and sold as part of a five-session package for $60.

Then, in subsequent sessions – say when the child is two, three, four and five – Carlton’s wife, Misti, photographs the child, scales it so that the print of the child is relative to the growth chart and prints out just the image of the child to be applied over the previous image on the original growth chart.

“The goal is to get them to come in every year, order from us and then give them a print they can add to the growth chart so they can see how much their child changes and grows. Ideally, they apply to the child’s bedroom wall as part of the room’s décor,” explains Carlton. “I put the program together a few weeks ago and I’ve showed it to about six clients with children that age and everyone of them has either done it or is coming back to do it. I’m not marking up the Photo Tex print that much, but I plan on getting more return business from it.”