Surface Ink Vertical Wallprinting
With Vertical Printing
There are no more boundaries. Print anything from simple colors to complex designs, flat drywall to heavily textured surfaces, wood, paint, metal, brick and beyond - you're no longer limited to what types of designs you can incorporate in your space.
The future of interior design begins with wallprinting.
What is Vertical Printing?
Think about printing a high quality print on a piece of paper. It's just like that, except we're printing on your wall. We use a powerful, cutting-edge printer custom-made in Germany that can print up to 17 feet high and virtually infinite length.
Wallprinting Vs Vinyl
The ability to incorporate complicated shapes, patterns, drop shadows, gradients, artwork, and photos directly into the design without limitations.
Designs can be made or finalized on-site before printing, offering total flexibility with no advanced preparations needed.
The print will adhere to any surface regardless of the underlying texture, from stucco to brick.
Direct impacts to the print surface will not cause tears in the print that will slowly unravel over time.
No seams or sections of vinyl material need to be combined to cover a large surface.
Cover 100% of the surface area from corner to corner. Our printer requires up to an 18" margin from corners.
Prints directly on the surface, no smelly and surface-damaging adhesives needed!
One coat of primer and one coat of paint will completely hide the print, no special treatment required. Easily cleaned with common and industrial cleaners without damaging the print.
No wasteful transfer papers, chemical adhesives, or large transport trucks required. Less than 0.4mL per sq ft of ink is used, and ink is vegan and free from solvents and thinners.
See how Vertical Printing can transform your space
Design services are billed separately, starting at $50/hr.
Painting and preparation services are billed separately on a case-by-case basis.
Do you work for a school or non-profit? Talk to us about our special discount pricing.
Conversely, wallprinting can be applied to any textured surface, is damage-resistant, and not affected by environmental conditions. It's cost-effective, eco-friendly, and easy to remove with two coats of paint or primer.
We use less than a 0.4mL average of ink per square foot. For reference, a can of soda contains 355ml of soda. So we could cover over 887 square feet of space using the ink contained in a can of Pepsi! That’s pretty wild.
For drying time, our special UV-ink is cured with powerful UV lights mounted on the print head. It's almost completely dry as soon as it is printed! With our 1200 DPI package, the print surface might be a little tacky up to 1 hour after printing, but the ink will not come off the wall if you touch it. In essence, no drying time is needed at all!
Curved surfaces are unfortunately not possible for us to print on. Due to the nature of the printer itself, we cannot print on objects, items, or walls with a significant curve or grade. We recommend walls with less than 1 degree of +/- tilt in order for us to print on it.
Generally speaking, the best type of wall to print on would be a white or mostly-white/light grey wall. Think about your home printer - if you try to print a picture on a piece of dark blue paper you won't see much! If your surfaces aren't a good match for printing because they are a darker color, we can paint your walls with our high-gloss paint perfect for wallprinting, for an additional cost.
Each wall is unique, and the specific layout of your wall and any obstacles in the way - such as light switches, plugs, internet jacks, electrical panels, cracks or damage, windows, etc. will all take a unique approach.
Generally speaking, we can either design around the obstacles on the wall, or if we have access to your space's electrical box, we will shut off power and safely remove the switches and outlets, taping over the holes to make a uniform approach. Or, if your building has a maintenance crew, then we would request their help to temporarily remove those obstacles if they are available.
If we cannot safely remove any obstacles, then we will be required to design around them, such as decreasing the print size or breaking the design up into separate pieces.
However, our printer excels at doing things that vinyl and wallpaper cannot do, such as complex designs and even printing drop shadows with gradient fills onto the surface. Our clients will tell you that edge-to-edge printing isn't all its cracked up to be when compared to the power of wallprinting. All the designs we like to print emphasize the power of our printer, up to the maximum printable area.
Our vertical print margins start at about 13 inches from the floor, up to 13 inches from a ceiling or the maximum tower extension, whichever comes first.
For horizontal margins, if we are printing from one wall to another wall, we usually recommend a minimum 20 inch margin from each wall corner in order to safely print. If there are no corners (such as printing in an open hallway) or only a single corner (starting or ending near a wall) then there are only 3 inch margins needed for the print.
To download a diagram of our print margins, click the link below.
The wallprinting process does not prevent damage from occurring on your wall, any significant damage to the surface of the wall will transfer to the print. But this damage will not compromise the integrity of the rest of the printed surface.
Click the button below to watch a video in our showroom where we use common cleaners on a fresh print with no damage to the print itself!
Depending on the DPI package selected, it can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours per 50 sq feet. We did a 12ft by 15ft print in around 5 hours. In short, it's very fast and efficient!