Vintage Wall Decoration

Printed Space's install team recently fitted our vintage map wallpaper around this Kensington staircase. The mapping data is from Cassini, and dates back to c1891. After an extensive site survey, our artwork department had to make the historical map fit precisely around all the walls and run seamlessly up the 3 flights - the staircase was a floating staircase so in parts the full 6m height of the walls could be seen.

The client also wanted some of the colours enhancing - although many customers have gone for a black and white map or with a sepia tone to add to the vintage feel.

Cassini's range of mapping data can be printed onto any of our products, but look especially striking on our wallpaper, and add a dramatic focal point when printed onto our vinyl cushion floor product - Floorink.

Cassinis maps cover the majority of the UK, just let us know the town or postcode area you want and we can email you a proof of the area with dates ranging from 1805 - 1948.

We do have a range of set sized vintage map murals and canvases to buy online for your convenience, however, we can make the maps to fit any size so please contact us with your requirements.

The vintage map canvases are a perfect gift idea for families and friends - order before Friday 17th December for delivery before the 23rd.

We have a special offer running throughout December and January - £40.00 off set sized vintage map wall murals ordered through Google Checkout - simply enter code "wallmapoffer10n" in the checkout.

Keep an eye out for one of our black and white vintage map wallpapers featured in January's issue of Ideal Home!


Wall Mural for Jamie Oliver's new restaurant

Jamie Oliver's new restarant "Barbecoa" opened last week to rave reviews. If you have been lucky enough to get a table there over the weekend or to visit the inhouse Butchers Shop, you will have noticed the funky mural we printed for the walls!

Jamie has teamed up with American chef Adam Perry Lang to create Barbecoa restaurant - a celebration of the relationship between fire and food. Design Research Studio were involved in the interior design - you can read more about the inspirations behind the interior design here : http://www.barbecoa.com/interior

The designers chose our new Pre Pasted wallpaper for ease of installation and the odourless properties of the PVC free wall covering and Latex ink technology. As the wallpaper was to be installed in a food preparation environment this aspect of our product was vital.

Throughout November and December we have an introductory offer on this more eco friendly wall mural option. We are pleased to offer over a 35% discount on the standard price - so you can have your own bespoke mural for only £25.00 per square metre. Take advantage of this discounted price before the VAT increase in the New Year.

We also have offers running on our photographic canvas prints. Buy 2 canvas prints and get a 3rd free. You can use your own photos - simply email them to info@printedspace.com and let us know the size canvas you would like. We will then give you a call back to discuss your order.


Photo Roller Blind featured on BBC's The One Show

It has been such a busy couple of weeks here I didnt get chance to update the blog with pictures of the printed roller blind we produced as a suprise for Felicity Kendal when she was a guest on BBC1's The One Show.

The producers got hold of an album she made 'back in the day' and wanted the artwork turned into a rollable display to use during the interview with her. Here's a screen shot of TV Chef James Martin watching the unrolling of the blind, and a short clip of the live programme with host Chris Evans.

Turnaround time for roller blinds is generally 10 working days - but with only 1 days notice we had to pull out all the stops to get the roller blind on set in time for rehearsals. After being let down by a third party courier - our valiant partner company Better Blinds had to jump on a train with the mechanism to make the delivery!

Printed roller blinds can be made using your own photos or artwork, alternatively our artwork team can help you find the perfect image for your interior design idea. The made to measure roller blinds can be produced up to 300cm wide and shipped worldwide. We print onto standard fabric that allows a little sunlight through or can print blackout window blinds too making them ideal for childrens bedrooms and bathrooms.

Many commercial customers use our printed roller blinds to dim out sunlight in an office or shop environment and for privacy after hours - particular if they have a window facing a busy street. For office roller blinds we can print logos, company mottos, mission statements or opening hours so they can be seen by customers from the outside, or we can print photos and designs to be seen by staff on the inside. As seen on the One Show - the roller blinds can be use as temporary rollable displays for exhibitions, schools, universities, board rooms, offices and shop floors for example when there is a Sale or Special Offers running - the blind can then be just rolled up out of the way until needed again.

If you would like any further information or advice on what would work best for your home interior design idea, or your company's office interior window displays, please contact our helpful sales team on 01524 888808.


Cowboy Builders - Leicester Show

One of our most popular wall murals is the World Map, usually the standard coloured Physical or Political World Map. However we were approached by interior designer Sophie Robinson to create a blue toned World Map to use for an exhibition stand at this years Ideal Home Show. She also wanted to use the map wallpaper to decorate a boys bedroom for Channel 5's Cowboy Builders show.

The team were helping a family of five from Leicester whose home and garden were left in ruins for years after they put their faith in a dodgy builder. The resulting makeover was fantastic and the boys seemed thrilled with their new modern bedroom.

Our World Map wallpapers are used in a variety of locations from schools, universities, and offices through to dining rooms, bathrooms, playrooms and especially children's bedroom walls and ceilings.

We can print the World Maps to fit any size wall onto our range of wallpaper finishes. If a large wall mural isnt for you, then why not have the map printed onto a large canvas print, or maybe a roller blind, or even across your whole floor with our vinyl cushion floor product - Floorink.

We also offer set size wall murals as a "Buy Now" option printed onto our PVC free Pre Pasted wallpaper : http://www.printedspace.com/ideal_home_show.aspx

Interior Design Idea : 'Why not fit our "Magnetic Liner" to your wall first before applying the wallpaper on top so you can stick magnets to the World Map'


Pre Pasted Easy Fit Wallpaper - Even I can do it!

We have just launched our new Easy Fit pre pasted wallpaper, and Sharon and I decided it wasn't right to tell you how simple it is to install unless we tried it ourselves!

We have never hung wallpaper before in our lives so everyone else in the office thought a photo wall mural probably wasnt the easiest installation to start off our decorating career - but we proved them wrong!

We picked a local Lake District scene (although we can print any image you want), sized it up to fit our photo studio wall, and then printed it onto standard widths of wallpaper rather than commercial widths as we were novices at hanging!

The paste on the back of the mural strips just needs activating with water which we did by immersing the whole strip into a trough of tepid water for 15 seconds. We then rolled the wallpaper out onto a paste table print side down to check all the back was sufficiently wet, and then folded the paper in half to "book" for 1 minute. Starting on the top left of the wall, we offerered the 1st strip up to the wall and smoothed out the wrinkles with a damp sponge. We did exactly the same with the consecutive strips with each strip overlapping the previous one by a couple of millimetres to match the photo up seamlessly. Granted we both got a bit wet - as did the floor, but the finished result was beautiful. Now we can confidently advise you on the installation process and reassure those of you put off from ordering a printed wall mural in the past because you thought they were too difficult to hang.

Our pre pasted wallpaper base is made by HP and printed in house here in North West England. Our murals can be shipped throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the World. The wallcovering is PVC free and is printed using HP's Latex inks – ensuring you get a more environmentally friendly mural compared to one produced with solvent inks. It is also odor free making it safe for all rooms in the home and commercial interiors where the initial solvent smell would be an issue such as schools, restaurants, cafes and offices.

The ultra smooth finish and the latex base of the inks provide vivid colour graphics with high-definition detail. See our wall covering pages for more details : http://www.printedspace.com/walls_prepasted.aspx

When the time comes to redecorate, the wallpaper is so easy to remove that HP provide a warranty for clean removal making it ideal for exhibition graphics or rented properties. You can then package up the stripped wall covering and recycle it through HP's Planet Partners Recycling Program. See http://www.hp.com/recycle for full details.


PVC Free, Pre Pasted, Recyclable Wallpaper

We are now pleased to be able to offer our clients a more environmentally friendly print option when it comes to photo murals and printed wallpapers. Printed Space have invested in HP's water based Latex ink technology so now the majority of our wall coverings, photo roller blinds and large canvas art prints have stopped being manufactured with solvent based inks. Latex inks produce prints with the quality and durability of eco-solvent and low-solvent ink technologies but they're water based inks, so you get the application versatility, without the hassle associated with the environmental, health, and safety considerations of solvent-based inks.

The new printer has enabled us to print onto a PVC Free wallpaper so we can offer an odorless photographic wallpaper that meets GREENGUARD and AgBB criteria for schools, hospitals, restaurants, cafes, office environments and children's rooms. The wallcovering can be easily removed from the wall when finished with and HP will even collect it to be recycled!


World Map featured in Ideal Home Magazine

All you keen readers of Interior Design magazines may have spotted us in August's issue of "Ideal Home".

We printed a World Map, converted to blue tones for a room set featured at this years Ideal Home show, and the photos were shown in this month's magazine.

The magazine recommended the map wall covering as an ideal mural in a teenage boys bedroom - we agree - although the world map works as a stunning and educational feature in all rooms; at home or work.

Our range of wallpaper finishes provides a print solution for any application. This mural was printed onto our Classic paper - ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, offices etc. We can also offer a laminated wallpaper suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, restaurants etc.

Why not have a map printed onto our Doodle Wall so you can write on it with a dry wipe marker, or buy our magnet receptive liner to fit under the wallpaper so you can stick magnets to the map.

Customers that have seen this article so far this month and ordered the blue toned world map wallpaper include a school, a university, and lots of mums of teenage boys!


Location Location Location

So I was sat watching one of my favourite programmes last night, and Kirstie Allsop walks into the lounge of a lovely little house in Maidstone and they all look straight at the wall mural - as did I, as Printed Space produced it for the owner of the house! It really took me by suprise! I remember doing the artwork well as the customer was very particular about how the tree should be positioned under the stairs.

I was really pleased to hear that the couple viewing the property loved the photographic mural and they had actually been thinking of putting a similar style wallpaper up anyway - great news, as murals are often quite a personalised statement in your home.

Here is a snippet from the show...

See the full show here : http://www.channel4.com/programmes/location-location-location/4od#3079743

If you would like something similar, simply email Printed Space your wall measurements and we will email you back with some suggestions. Extra discounts for mentioning Location Location Location!!!


Practical Decoration

The owners of a Holiday-Let property in London's SE16 came to us with their ideas for decorating the apartment to create an impact but also offer practical information for guests.

The 2 resulting wallpapers looked stunning - a TFL Tube Map printed onto our Crystal laminated wallpaper for the lounge wall and an A-Z "Tourist" street map for the master bedroom, also printed onto our Crystal wall covering.

Visit http://www.myukflats.com/ to view the apartment :

"The apartment is very colourful, and features London underground and touristic map wall murals, according to the pop britannia style throughout the apartment. Original artwork has been especially designed for this apartment, particularly the Tower Bridge steel sculpture at the entrance."


Plane Paper Takes Off

We have quite a name for ourselves now in the print industry that if you have an unusual print request - then come to Printed Space and we will create something for you specifically to meet your requirements.

This was the case last year when we were approached by Jet2.com who needed a digitally printed wallpaper that satisfied the strict Aviation fire regulations.

We created Plane Paper - so now aircraft can be decorated with digitally printed wallpaper. Jet2.com decided to use it to brighten up the on board toilets and here is the result! The wallpaper has had a great response from passengers - if not giving them a little shock as they open the door!

The images depict scenes that are synonymous with great holidays, they look like photos you could be taking when Jet2 fly you to your destination - kids playing on the beach, surfers, skiers, underwater snorkeling shots - Jet2 are really conveying the fun you are going to be having when you step off their plane!

We have produced wallpaper now for their 737 and 757 aircrafts, so you will most likely see the artwork if flying with Jet2.com this year. Send us a photo of you stood in front of one of the murals to receive a free canvas using one of your own holiday snaps or a 15% discount on a printed roller blind or wallpaper for your home!


Doodle Wall - The Decorative White Board

We have just installed this "Doodle Wall" for our Sales team at Printed Space.

Fed up with boring white boards around the office we developed a wallpaper that can have any image printed onto it, but the surface can be written on with dry wipe marker pens and easily wiped off.

This gives our wall space a very practical use but also provides a decorative feature in the office.

Doodle Wall is a great idea to have in your kitchen to replace the shopping lists on boring chalkboards, or in kids rooms - as if they need an excuse to draw on their walls!

Doodle Wall costs £80.00 per square metre (+vat), and can have any image, vector design or illustration printed onto it.


Funky Fish and Chip Shop

Our local customers may have spotted this mural we installed in a Heysham Fish and Chip shop!

John Wild, new owner of Tarnbrook Chippy, loves the paintings produced by local artist Chas Jacobs. They really capture the local area and the bright colours are fantastic. He had seen a few similar murals around the Morecambe area so approached us to see if we could provide one that would be suitable for a kitchen environment, on a wipeable wallpaper finish.

We reproduced one of Chas Jacobs iconic images, printing onto a laminated vinyl that will withstand oil and food splashes, and that is durable enough when customers lean against it. The mural gives a beautiful backdrop to the shop and really makes it stand out from the local competition.

Pop in to have a look next time you are in the area - and remember to treat yourself to one of John's famous Cumberland sausages!!

Check out a few more images from this photo shoot on Stephen Sidlo's Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephensidlophotography/sets/72157623085831725/


Magnetic Map Wallpaper

Here is a Magnetic Map wallpaper we produced for a London based Estate Agent Ellis & Co Willesden Green office last week.

First, our magnet receptive liner was applied to a board raised off the wall, then the tailor made wallpaper was adhered on top of the liner. The estate agent can now position small house shaped magnets where he has properties for sale or rent.

To create the wallpaper we used an A-Z map and then our artwork department converted it to match the agents brand colours. This was then printed onto our durable Smooth wall covering that has a slight satin sheen to it, this enhances the colours of the map.

Our magnet receptive liner can be used with any of our bespoke wallpapers, so any image can be applied on top of it. We can create printed magnets also. Another top seller for Magnetic Walls is a world map or British Isles map both for homes, offices and educational facilities. Customers can then apply magnets to their map on places such as famous landmarks, places they have visited, where family members live, historical locations etc.

Prices for Magnetic Walls start at £70.00 per square metre + vat.
Prices for Magnetic Liner only when sold separately £35.00 + vat


Room with a View (a 360 view actually!)

A wallpaper concept that is becoming increasingly popular is the "360 degree view".

Here is an amazing example of one we installed this month. Our client's teenage son wanted a view of New York from his bed - so that's exactly what we gave him! We got in touch with a New York location scout who had imagery he had taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building for the King Kong film. He created a multi shot panoramic, stitching a number of photos together to create a seamless 360 view, which we then cropped and manipulated to suit all 4 walls of the bedroom.

We made a matching motorised blackout roller blind for the window so his "view" was uninterrupted on that wall.

Look out for more 360 panoramic images to choose from in our new gallery launching very soon. We will have options that can be used across the floor and up and around your walls!


One Small Step for Man.....One Giant Leap for Printed Space

We are working on some amazing "Floorink" jobs this week - check out our YouTube channel for last weeks installation : http://www.youtube.com/printedspace


Printed Space Wins Award for Creativity

Printed Space won the "Creative Business of the Year" award at Friday nights BIBAs hosted by NW Chamber of Commerce. We are so proud of our team, and the award shows how much hard work they have put in to creating the perfect products for our client's needs. In his acceptance speech, Director Kristian Holt thanked the judges for recognising our talent, but made the observation that a lot of our work currently is in London and the South, and how nice it would be to do some work locally in Lancashire - we will have to work out some Northern discount based on postcode area!!
Keep up the good work team!


Huge London A-Z map wallpaper

After the Royal National Hotel , our installation team travelled to Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects office to fit this 6m wide x 4m high wallpaper featuring a street map of London. The result was this striking feature wall in their foyer. They think it looks fantastic - and we have to agree!

The Royal National Hotel

Our installation team have just got back from fitting out one of the restaurants at London's Royal National Hotel. A beautiful unique design by Adam Ellis, printed onto our "Tactile" textured wallpaper gives a luxurious looking and feeling result. The Hotel are that happy with our work we will be back again in the Spring all being well to apply further murals.