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  • Part wall wrap, wall is rough. Prints mounted onto 3 or 5mm PVC panels? (3 x 3m)

    Posted by Pane Talev on August 30, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Part wall wrap.
    The wall is rough.

    The client doesn’t like the “brick vinyl” because you see the face structure of the wall, hence the panel option.

    Prints mounted onto 3 or 5 mm PVC panels?
    (print is 4 x 2.7m)

    Any special care for the joins?

    Jeff replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
  • 7 Replies
  • RobertLambie

    August 30, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Is the wall internal or external, Pane?

    • Pane Talev

      August 30, 2023 at 4:29 pm

      Indoor. Office.

  • John Hughes

    August 30, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    Use a frame tension kit…. Aluminium frame and one piece printed fabric to suit. Buy in and easy for one person to install. No joins and looks good. + customer can change the image at a later date whilst keeping the frame.

  • RobertLambie

    August 31, 2023 at 1:14 am

    Hi Pane,

    I would not use foam PVC sheets. If I had to it would be 5mm, it definitely would not be 3mm.
    I would go for x3no. – 10ft x 5ft sheets of aluminium composite every time mate.
    * PVC isn’t much cheaper than LITE Versions of composite or even Hoarding board.
    * PVC can pinch with the screws when being fixed. sometimes not 100% flat across panel-to-panel
    * I also prefer butt-joining composite over Foam PVC.


    John’s suggestion is a good one. I agree with him that a tension frame is a good option and can look really good. But it will depend on whether you can print to fabric, and if you can, can you print 2.4m wide? That said, you could get a trade supplier to do the print and frame for you and install it.

    I do not print “fabric”, but I have used banner tensioning frames and flexiface signs many many times.
    It can be a good cost-effective solution because a printed banner is cheap to manufacture and you can join it with double-sided hemming tape if you do not have a wide enough printer.
    Just print it in vertical panel drops and overlap join it with hemming tape, then fix into the tension frame as shown.

    My only advice is to make sure it is being fitted to a solid stone wall because you hammer the snap fitting into place and any flex in the surface you are fitting to, makes clipping more difficult.


    • Colin Crabb

      August 31, 2023 at 4:35 pm

      If I had to it would be 5mm, it definitely would not be 3mm.

      Wise words, I’ve seen horrid 3mm (cuz’ it’s cheaper…)

      It warps like crazy inside builds with very little sun on them.

  • Pane Talev

    August 31, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Thank you both for your advice John and Robert.

    Only half of the wall gets covered with print, the other half will have letter on it.

    Frame will not work as well as the print on the 5mm PVC (I think). Plus I cannot print on fabric.

    If there are no electric sockets on the wall I would of used dibond panels but I will stick to 5mm PVC.

  • Jeff

    September 1, 2023 at 7:35 am

    3mm foam board is no good at that size. 5mm or thicker would be better.

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