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A growing market continues to develop for large format inkjet prints for decoration: interior design and décor.

The decor market for hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, offices, and for home decor has opened up large opportunities for any print shop who owns a wide format inkjet printer.

One of many advantages of serving the decor market is that their quality demands are not quite as high as for fine art giclee. So if you desire to succeed in the giclee market, try starting off first in the décor market and learn everything there.

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Fuji stand at DRUPA 2000 tradeshow

You need to know about the wide-format printer workflow:

  • Wide format equipment (the printers)

    • You can select printers for photographs

    • Or printers for fine art giclée (either is just fine; they are similar applications)

  • Media (paper, canvas, vinyl, silk, cotton and everything else you can print on)

  • The software which runs these printers: RIPs

  • Color management (such as BARBIERI spectrophotometers)

  • Most importantly, you need to survive the advertising hype of the printer manufacturers.

Everyone has somewhere to decorate, so whether its wallpaper, wall hangings, drapes, shower curtains or paintings on canvas, its all printable with today's wide format inkjets. You just need the recipes, the instructions, tips, and help which are packed into the FLAAR Reports.

Inkjet printer options for printing wallpaper and other wall coverings

You have several options for printers, but first start with deciding whether you wish to use solvent, water-based, or UV-cured inks.

FLAAR Reports cover each of these ink types (we have more than 73 FLAAR Reports on UV-cured inkjet printers).

Increasingly printers are being dedicated to wallpaper. One example would be the MC3 Express, from Yuhan-Kimberly DTP Link.

FLAAR is also available as a consultant for your printshop anywhere in the world to assist you in deciding which ink, which printer, which RIP, which color management solution, and which cutters, trimmers, or laminating system to use (and especially which are not advisable).

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MC3 Express from Yuhan Kimberly DTP Link at factory visit.

 

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Wallpapers, Yuhan Kimberly DTP Link.
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Grapo sample at factory visit in Czech Republic.

 

Most recently updated December 1, 2008.
First posted Jan. 30, 2003.

 
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