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  • Ian Murdoch

    Member
    July 29, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Hi folks

    I presume that when printing digital wallpaper that you would leave an overlap between adjacent sheets, is this correct? …. surely you couldn’t easily cut accurately enough to give edges that but up against each other exactly?

    So if applying digital wallpapers (glued up not self adhesive) with say a 10mm overlap would you then knife between the overlap to leave flush joints or simply leave the overlap on the finished job?

    I am also thinking of the issue with regard to mailing digi wallpapers out to customers, what would you advise them to do?

    Thanks in anticipation…

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    July 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Ian,

    I’m guessing it’s actual digital wallpaper your looking to use and not the vinyl substitutes. These rolls tend to be 1300 wide and tricky to handle, a professional decorator should be able to work with it ok. In my experience with my customers who print wall paper it’s better to print the 10mm overlap, post off full size and let the professionals do the rest. It will save you a lot of grief if things go wrong,

  • Chris PITTS

    Member
    October 8, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Ian, always print a bleed of 30-50mm all around to aid application.

    I normally add 20mm to each overlap when printing wallpaper, then you can double-cut through for an invisible join.

    As for self-adhesive murals, add 10mm overlaps so they are not as noticeable. Obviously, you don’t splice (double cut these).

    More importantly though, always protect the painted surface with a pro primer like our own SilverBullet!

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Chris PITTS.
    • Ian Murdoch

      Member
      October 11, 2020 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Chris, all very useful.

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