Vinyl printing is our most common production request. And as a result, we know rather a lot about it. There are multiple varieties of vinyl to print from, the most used being self-adhesive – which allows you to apply a graphic to a surface such as walls, windows, glass partitions, floors, hoardings, and even brickwork, or a building facade. Because of the variety of uses for vinyl printing, there are many variations in the media used. This could be removable, semi-permanent, or permanent depending on how long the graphic is intended to be in place. Self-adhesive vinyl is available with a white back (good for most window or glass displays), and if you prefer, or it's useful for the surface it's going to be installed on, a grey-back block-out film, which helps to hide whatever is behind or below our vinyl prints. There are even PVC-free options available too.
Come to us with a request to produce graphics for a certain location or an environment, we'll more often than not find a suitable printable vinyl to use. (There is, of course, sometimes a different material better suited) Often a standard self-adhesive vinyl, choosing between removable short-term use, mid-term use semi-permanent, and as you can probably tell from the name, permanent vinyl which is long-term will be great to apply to painted plaster walls, flooring (with or without an anti-slip seal), ceilings, windows, etc. And if you're looking for a product to apply to unusual surfaces or external use graphics, we can even install it to brickwork (see the stunning examples below) by using a conformable vinyl that is heated up and which moulds around the textures of the brick or stonework. And of course, there's the mighty vinyl banner - the staple of outdoor advertising used for school fetes, village fares, open days, marques, exhibition promotion, event signage, and even building wraps.
Vinyl comes in a huge and useful variety of types, making it suitable for many a project. These include –
White back removable self-adhesive vinyl
Block out removable self-adhesive vinyl
White back semi-permanent self-adhesive vinyl
Block out back semi-permanent self-adhesive vinyl
White back permanent self-adhesive vinyl
Block out back permanent self-adhesive vinyl
Clear self-adhesive vinyl, optically clear self-adhesive vinyl
Block out white conformable self-adhesive vinyl
Clear conformable self-adhesive vinyl, floor vinyl
Printable coloured vinyl
Metallics and specials such as fluro
Phew! But don't worry, that might all look daunting, but that's what we're here for, to advice on the best product to use.
Self-adhesive vinyl comes with different adhesives including –
Removable for short-term use
Mid-term use for semi-permanent
Permanent vinyl which is long-term
Other vinyl such as banner vinyl will last an age, weather dependent of course.
Just let us know all the project information and we can choose the suitable media.
Other forms of vinyl printing include traditional banners which are suitable for small or large promotional items and seen from village fetes to major sporting events; optically clear vinyl for glass displays is great for creating designs using white ink with colour imagery; and semi-opaque vinyl such as frosted or pre-coloured vinyls can be brilliant to create privacy. Although vinyl printing is produced using a roll of media, it doesn't mean you can only have straight-cut graphics. Much like cutting vinyl decals from pre-determined colours, we can cut your printed graphic to any shape you like using a plotter. It follows the path of your design making the method fantastic for interesting and eye-catching displays.
While self-adhesive vinyl is relatively easy to install, we do really recommend using a skilled, professional installation team. Don't fall at the final hurdle and not install the job as well as it could be. No matter how manageable a vinyl might look to be unless you have some experience yourself, a trained installer will know how all the tricks of the trade to make sure the job looks as good as it can do when applied.
All graphics are printed and produced in-house and are fully waterproof. We can also apply a seal to the surface if required to help with longevity.