Bourne-based Specialist Signs has created bespoke wall decor for Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, a new seafood restaurant in Leicester.
The installation needed to cover both plasterboard and a wooden frame around a doorway which necessitated a hard wearing media that would also deliver a consistent finished printed result.
According to Bob Southwell from Specialist Signs, the company approached media supplier Innotech Digital for advice on the most suitable vinyl wallcovering for the job.
“This job was for a long term installation and as such we needed to find a top quality, hard wearing vinyl that would always look good,” says Mr Southwell. “We took advice from Innotech and chose the General Formulations Wallmark Canvas as a trial for this job, and we were really pleased with the results using our HP Latex 560 printer.”
General Formulations Wallmark Canvas is a five year polymeric product with an easy peel self adhesive that can be reapplied a number of times during fitting thanks to a microsphere beaded adhesive, making it fast and easy to install.
"Installation was a one man job that took just 2-3 hours, so it was a good result. We'll definitely use the Wallmark Canvas again - in fact we've already bought some into stock. It's value for money, the clients were happy, especially with the embossed finish, and it gives as good a result as some of the more expensive films,” he says.
General Formulations produce a wide range of quality medias for Solvent, Eco-Solvent, Latex and UV Curable printers and, according to Innotech Digital’s marketing manager Kieran Dallow, these specialist medias can be used almost anywhere.
“They can be used on carpets, floors, walls, motorbikes, cars and commercial vehicles and can be installed in restaurants, classrooms, offices, homes and retail outlets, amongst others. We hold stock of all their most popular ranges, allowing our printing and sign-making customers to create brilliant new products for a greater variety of markets than before,” he says.