COPYEXPRESS has a vast experience in the field of internal decoration of professional spaces. With the digital printing technology and with the usage of new and contemporary materials, our company offers the modern decorator and architect to achieve in action, in the best possible way, the result that he desires. Our company recently installed the new printing machine VUTEK QS 3200 which has the UV printing technology in flexible and non-flexible materials. With the above mentioned equipment and along with the combination with the rest of our printing systems, our company has the ability to print any file on any material needed by each project.
DIGITAL PRINTING ON WALLPAPERS
Wallpaper digital printing
COPYEXPRESS, a pioneer company in the graphics arts market in Greece, with an expertise in the digital printing field, offers unique solutions in the decoration of internal spaces, through its wallpaper digital printing services. The big advantage of digital printed wallpapers is that they have no limitations in regards to dimensions, quantity, design, color or texture.
The 4 basic steps in applying wallpaper
1. Before you begin, make sure that the surface you are interested in placing wallpaper, is a suitable one or if it needs to be scraped with a putty knife. After you are done with that, measure the the width of the the wall, the wallpaper is going to be applied on. In order for you not to stray away from the straight line, mark with a pencil 3 points (Low – Middle – High) that will help you align the foil of the wallpaper when applying it.
2.Proceed in applying the suitable glue (which you can find at your local hardware store) with a roll on the big surfaces and with a paint brush around the corners, the door frames and the skirtings. Do not stress. The glue does not dry out fast. Calmly start applying the wallpaper.
3.Once you are done with applying the wallpaper and you are certain that it is set in straight manner, smoothen the surface with a spatula. When doing this procedure on delicate surfaces, use the brush of a broom. Swipe with a wipe Vitex to get rid of any glue residue.
4.Lastly, cut off any excess wallpaper with a cutting knife. Use the edge of the spatula for guidance so that you can cut with precision. With the back of your cutting knife you can even out any small “blisters” that might have been left on the surface.
Questions and Answers in regards to Wallpapers.
Q. How many types of wallpapers are there?
A. At the moment 8 and they are the following:
1.1 Paper ones
1.2 Vinyl ones (synthetic leather etc)
1.3 Fabric ones
1.4 Glass ones
1.5 Made out of natural ingredients (bamboo, sisal κ.λ.π.)
1.6 Canvas ones
1.7 Metallic ones
1.8 Rock / Stone ones
Decorative stickers membrane series from 3Μ HELLAS
Decorative stickers membrane series from 3Μ HELLAS. The product 3M DΙ-NOC is a series of decorative stickers membranes which is available in a vast variety of designs, from natural ones to hi-tech ones, that faithfully imitate wood, metal, marble, leather, stone and so many other materials. They offer limitless creative flexibility and architectural freedom at a lower cost in comparison to the equivalent natural materials that are being used in construction, restoration, maintenance and repair. Their possible applications are very different and vary among others, from the building, the hotel, and the office to means of public transportation and seafaring, even on furniture and equipment, being suitable for application in both internal and external spaces. The DI-NOC decorative stickers membrane series has a vast variety of more thatn 25 categories, in which more than 500 different designs, colors, engraved textures can be found, which can meet up to the most complex decorative demand, allowing their entrance to new constructions or the ones that have to do with the renovation of spaces.
If the designing of the a project requires a DI-NOC digital printing, that is available in some codes. Furthermore there is the option of creating a special color or even a special design. Typical DI-NOC implementations include walls, columns, doors, furniture, elevators, false ceilings, bathrooms and kitchens, store facades etc and naturally they can be applied on aluminum, cast steel, tiles, a variety of metals, plastic, synthetic materials, plaster, drywall and many other surfaces that once may come across in construction. Their reduced thickness allows applications that are lighter in comparison to the traditional materials, leading to a minimized cost against the cost of the labor using the equivalent natural materials that are used in renovating or in new constructions. Obviously the time that a professional space is being put out of order is reduced significantly, while on other occasions work can be done while the space remains functional. For example in ship or hotel renovations
As a result of 3M years of experience in the production of sticker membranes, DΙ-NOC has an excellent resilience to water, pollution, blows, scratching and mold. It is also slow burning and has an ΙΜΟ certification for its usage on ships. This material’s main characteristics include its great resilience to time and stain and has been designed especially for applications of internal and external decorations. Due to the fact that DI-NOC membranes, which are PVC (they do not include cadmium or any other heavy metals), of a 210-220 mm thickness with the glue included, and have the ability to reform with the usage of a dryer of warm air during their application, practically can be applied on all the usual 3D curvy surfaces. Naturally they have durability against several chemical substances, while their cleaning can be done easily with common usage cleaning products. They come with a series of certificates as well as a 12 years guarantee for internal applications and from 4 to 8 years for external applications, with secured application from certified crews. DΙ-NOC opens new pathways in communication and expression in both internal and external coverings, offering ideas and solutions where the traditional materials can not either due to technical difficulties or high cost. DI-NOC membranes, with their high quality and aesthetic, have been used for more than 5 years in Greece in various applications from hotels and stores to ships and from hospitals to cars, offering unique solutions in the architectural and surface decoration fields.
Digital printing as a decorator’s tool
Digital printing as a decorator’s tool can be a unique solution in hundreds of applications and is an unbreakable part in every modern project. In a general manner, with the new UV technology that we obtain, we have the option of printing in photographic quality onto any flexible or non-flexible material.
Printing on Furniture
Once designed, furniture are firstly printed with digital printings on wood and then the carpenter is in charge of the assembly and the setting of the furniture in your space.
Foil materials with digital printin:
- Transparent and sun blocking membranes
- Vinyl stickers
- Roof membranes
- Floor plastic
- Curtains / Drapes
- Tent fabrics
- Synthetic leather etc.
Foil materials with digital printin:
- Decorative panels