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Post Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:20 am

Printing Wallpaper

Hello everyone...hows the new year going......All good?

Well i have a question unless its already on the forum.

I have a Mimaki JV3 SPII, Full Solvent machine.

We are wanting to do some wallpaper prints and was wondering if anyone has tried this on this machine.

What media was used and whats the best way to set up for wallpaper

excuse the short post,

thanks for your viewing

cheers
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Post Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:25 pm

Hi Taroon, I have a Roland Full Solvent.

There are some great products out there like http://www.ags.com.au/wallart/

that is especially made for solvent inks.

Most wallpaper products need to be printed on double pass, and liquid laminated for easy cleaning.

They are mounted like real wallpaper, but you need to use a heavy commercial paste, rather than the normal domestic one.

A few pubs have had some good results here for the Olympics and world cup.

One pub has the English rugby club featured on their walls, and the cleaners, every morning, have to remove the lipstick off the walls from all the women getting blotto and kissing the picture of their favorite players :roll:

All the pub work was done on a JV3 from memory.
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Post Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:07 pm

there is a couple of UKSG members who do wallpaper and I know one of them use JV3, if he sees the post he post

You see some of the wall papers in the https://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=39156
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:02 am

we've tried APS and Hexis products although only as test images no full jobs they seem fine on our Mimaki jv3160s
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:56 am

Do you need an overlap to allow for shrinkage (i.e. does it shrink) or is it just butted-up?

Might give it a try.

Martin
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:05 pm

Hello Martin,

The best way I have found to do this is to print a 20mm overlap and splice down the middle when installing. Unless you have a ddc machine you wont get a good enough cut to butt them up. I use solvite super high performance glue. Some times you can get away with leaving the ovelap on big jobs but any thing viewed up close I cut it back. Also with new builds you might find the glue can make the paint come away from the wall so you have to be fast, get it on with out pulling it off and on. If you can pva the wall before you install.
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:13 pm

Thanks Luke - good idea

Martin

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