FAQ

What is Wall Art ?

Wall Art is web to print solution that can brighten up any room.  It can be a full wallpaper that covers the entire wall or it can be a made to measure cut out shape (decal) or a poster. The material we use is sustainably produced, the inks are water based and best of all it is very easy to install. We can provide a contact if you want someone to come and install it for you.

Wallpaper

Our wallpaper is odour free, flame retardant, strippable and pre-pasted with an ultra-smooth finish that provides vivid colour, high-definition detail for close viewing that will provide 20 years permanence indoors away from direct sunlight.

The wallpaper is easy to install but if you are unsure you can contact a local painter / decorator than can install for you.

Canvas

We offer 2 materials for your canvas. Decor is a lower priced option that is perfect for your print but if you are looking for something that you want your canvas to last for a longer period of time we recommend using Archival. Your canvas will come ready to install with a 40 mm frame but let us know if you want something different. We can print the image to wrap around the frame but we can also blur the image on the edge or you can have black or white – just let us know.

Art Prints

We offer 2 options for your art prints. An economical option is printed on a 200 gsm coated satin matt or gloss art paper. And for an Art Gallery standard we print on a 210 gsm German Etching Cotton Paper. Both options are printed on our Giclee inkjet printer using long life pigment inks that are rated for more than 100 years long life.

Decals (Stickers)

We offer a 100% Removable or Permanent Decals can be cut to shape and used on any room or window in your home, business and even outside on your car, building, window or fence. If you have a special requirement or size please let us know, we can custom make something just for you.

See our price guide page for more information on our range of pricing or can custom size for you. 

How does it work ?

3 easy steps

  1. You measure your wall
  2. You choose an image or pattern from the database provided or you upload your own.
  3. Place your order and we deliver.

Don’t have time – send us your measurements and tell us what type of image or pattern you want.   We will do the rest

Measure your wall or the space you want to cover

How to measure your wall guide

What image do you want?

  • Your own image
    File should be over 4 megabytes – eg: for a wall 4m x 2.4m picture quality should be approx 1500 x 900 pixels @ 300dpi.
  • Find a royalty free images
    See fotolia.com, shutterstock.com, adobephotos.com
    There are over 20 million photos and images on these sites that are royalty free and will give you plenty of ideas.

How much will it cost?

NZ$75.00 per square metre. eg: 3m x 2.5m wall will cost $562.50. (Price includes GST).

What will it look like?

If you want to see what the image will look like on the wall first, send us a picture of your blank wall and we will send you a mockup proof, for you to approve.

Want to test it first?

We can send you an A4 sized test print for $15.00 (includes delivery) for you to try.

How long will it take ?

Normal production time is between 5 to 7 days and delivery is included in the price.  Want it quicker, let us know, nothing is impossible.

What is the wallpaper material ?

Our main product is HP PVC-free wallpaper.  It is a 175gsm Pre-pasted paper and comes from well managed forests (FSC certified) and the paper contains 10% recycled content from past consumer waste.   Prior to installation the paper is soaked for 15 seconds which releases the paste for installation.   Full installation instructions are sent with the paper.

If you want to change or remove the wallpaper, re-wet the paper from the front and the paper will easily be removed ready for the next wallpaper.

If the wallpaper gets damaged you don’t need to order it all again.  We can re-print any section again for you to replace.

We have other options available – removable self-adhesive and a crushed textured stone look that is great for hiding imperfections on existing walls.

What size file do I need ?

Images need to be as high a quality as you can, to ensure the print looks good.   For most Wall Art a Jpeg file size of 4 to 5 MB is all that is needed for a wall 3 meters wide by 2 meters high.   Our preference is a file size of 5 MB or more.  In Pixels this is approx. 11,000 px by 7000 px.

We recommend that you use a 300dpi image.  Lower dpi can be used but the image quality maybe compromised.  If you are using a graphic a vector format is the best.

 Wall Art will tell you if your image will be pixelated after printing and you can create a full scale A4 pdf sample to print on your own printer to check the resolution.   If you need we can printout a test strip for you to view – please ask.

Smart phone cameras are good but photos on them may not be good enough to use but you can try.   Make sure you use the highest possible setting.

If I load my own image does that mean other people can use it?

No. The image you load is only available to you.   You must have ownership or the correct permissions for the images you upload for printing.  If you buy a royalty free photo make sure you pick the highest resolution option.   If you are using a graphic a vector format is the best.

How long will the Wall Art products last ?

We print on HP PVC-free Wall Paper with HP latex technology which has Indoor display permanence up to 20 years.

How safe is it in terms of environmental health?

Printing on HP PVC-free Wall Paper with latex inks, are approved according to health-related environmental criteria. There’s no odor, printed panels are GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM and meet AgBB criteria for health-related evaluation of VOC emissions of indoor building products.  See www.greenguard.org for more information.

Are HP PVC Free Wallpaper products flame resistant?

Yes, anything printed on HP PVC-free Wall Papercarries the following flame certifications: B1, EN13501 and Class A, as well as French M1.

How do you install the Wallpaper?

The wallpaper has paste in the paper.  You will receive a complete installation instruction sheet with your wallpaper.

Can I get a sample?

Yes, you can print a 100% scale sample (A4 sized) to see how it will look once printed. You can even pick where the sample is taken from.

Can the Wallpaper be used in a bathroom?

We do not recommend using the wall paper in a bathroom but we have other products that can be used.   Contact us with what you want and we can help.

Can the Wallpaper be cleaned ?

Yes you can, but use a cloth wet with water, not chemicals and gently wipe.  If you rub too hard the printed image could wear off.

Need Help?

If you need help please ask, we are here to help.

 

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