Commercial Wallpaper Printing for Offices and Retailers

In this post, our Phoenix printers at PRI Graphics will discuss commercial wallpaper printing for retail and business use.

History of Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been around since the 18th century.

Artisans would develop a scene or pattern to be used and then carve woodcuts; relief blocks made of wood. Ink would then be rolled over the woodcuts, and these blocks would be pressed onto paper in repeated patterns to make the wallpaper. The patterned wallpaper would then be pasted to the wall, or hung loosely in tapestry style.

One of the earliest and largest known pictures printed in this manner was THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH, completed in 1515. Stretching 11.7 feet by 9.6 feet, it was a massive undertaking for the technology of the time, incorporating 192 individually printed sheets.

The inking process at the time only provided 1 color on the sheets. The first edition of 700 copies was often hand colored by staff at the palaces (or town halls) where the wallpaper was to be hung.

Here’s another interesting article that offers a Brief History of Wallpaper.

Commercial Wallpaper Printing

Fortunately, commercial wallpaper printing is a much easier process today.

Commercial wallpaper printers like PRI Graphics in Phoenix AZ, can now easily help you create a digital scene that exemplifies your company, your products, your past achievements, your logo, or practically any graphic idea you can think of.

Commercial wall coverings can also include repeating patterns, photographs, vector drawings, or almost any other item that can be created digitally.

If you are stumped for commercial wallpaper printing ideas, consider browsing some of the online stock photo websites and find an image (or images) that are suitable for your project. Or, choose one of the many stock wallpaper murals. See this post for some wallpaper mural ideas.

Commercial Wallpaper Proofs

Once you’ve provided PRI Graphics with the content, the layout and proofing is next. Wallpaper proofs are created to provide you with an opportunity to ensure your satisfaction with the design, color, pattern, and brightness.

Once approved, your commercial wallpaper printing can then be completed using water-based, eco-friendly UV ink printing that lasts up to five times longer than painted walls.

Have More Questions About Commercial Wallpaper?

Set your creative juices free and consider a commercial wallpaper printing for your business and design a mural that will bring some life and color to almost any wall size within your office or commercial business.

Talk to our PRI Graphics printing experts to discuss your commercial wallpaper needs including permanent and temporary wallpaper installations (ideal for events and special promotions).

If you have any further questions about commercial wallpaper printings for your office, commercial building, or special event setup, call our Arizona printers Toll Free at 877-409-8889 or email PRI Graphics in Phoenix.

Custom Vinyl Wall Coverings – Benefits

Thanks to modern printing technology and options for decorative vinyl wall coverings, gone are the days of bland and sterile offices and retail spaces.

Most of our PRI Graphics’ customers recognize the aesthetic appeal of vinyl wall coverings. However, few are aware of all of the other advantages and benefits of using decorative wall coverings in their place of business.

In this PRI Graphics blog post, we will discuss seven great benefits of vinyl wall covering materials for commercial applications.

1. Create a memorable experience.

Thanks to vinyl wall coverings, businesses can create a true rich experience for their customers and enhance both the interior and exterior look of their business. With commercial wall coverings, you can stand out from the rest of the competition and create a lasting impression so that your customers will remember not only your products and services but also your place of business.

2. Offer customization at a fraction of the cost.

Vinyl wall coverings allow for great customization. For example, PRI Graphics has recently printed and installed a custom wall covering for a hotel on Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, featuring the work of a renowned local Hawaiian artist. Typically, this hotel chain’s interior designers have access to only half a dozen stock wallpaper themes but in this case, the hotel was able to honor the local artist by using his artwork as part of the hotel’s décor.

3. Help reinforce your brand.

Many businesses forget to use every square foot possible to create a lasting brand impression. Other stock wallpaper options do not allow most businesses to personalize their walls, whereas custom wall coverings allow for the incorporation of corporate colors, logos, and even slogans.

4. Wall coverings come in semi-permanent and permanent options.

At PRI Graphics in Phoenix AZ, we use a variety of materials and adhesives for our large format wall coverings, which allows for varying degrees of permanence. While some businesses prefer to change their look often with the changing seasons or special events, other businesses seek a permanent wall covering.

5. Economical with excellent cost savings.

Wall coverings can last up to five times as long as paint, under normal usage conditions. Although you may pay a little more at the start, wall coverings can result in savings of up to 30% over time compared to paint.

6. Durable and virtually maintenance free.

Unlike painted walls that must be cleaned frequently to maintain a like new appearance, wall coverings are very durable and require little or no maintenance over the years.

7. PRI Graphics’ vinyl wall coverings are made with eco-friendly ink.

For many large format printing projects like custom wall coverings, PRI Graphics uses a latex ink, wide format printer. The latex ink is a better quality ink that is versatile and more eco-friendly because it is water based.

Flooring Inc has some great Accent Wall Ideas that use vinyl.

To learn more about the benefits of custom wall coverings by our Arizona printing company, or to order your own custom wall covering, visit PRI Graphics in Phoenix or Mesa, or call us toll free at 1-877-409-8889.


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Top 10 Trends for 2019 Commercial Wall Coverings

There’s a continuing trend towards the use of designer commercial wall coverings, murals, and commercial wall graphics in office and business settings.

This continues to be fueled by the growing flexibility, functionality, and variety of wall coverings that have flooded the market. When it comes to style, color combinations, and unique designs for office wall coverings, the choices are now virtually endless.

Today’s top architectural wall covering designers continue to offer all kinds of unique and creative wall covering materials and textures. Options range from fabrics and faux wall panels to printed cork, reclaimed wood, and vinyl graphics printing.

However, with today’s advanced inkjet printing technology and sophisticated printing equipment, it’s easy for business owners to keep up with the trends. They now have the option to custom print commercial wall coverings and murals of their own design. In fact, Printing Impressions, an authority on emerging print industry trends and technologies, even offers a Top 10 Trends for 2019 Webinar.

In this post, our Phoenix printers at PRI Graphics list 10 of the hottest trends for 2019 in custom printed commercial wall coverings.

Options for Commercial Wall Coverings

  1. Enlarged Photos – Photo wall murals can be printed in color or in black and white and the subject matter can be personal or anything that accurately reflects your business. With photo wall coverings, it’s important to use only high-quality images that have a very high resolution so the image will still look great once it is enlarged.
  2. Custom Graphics – Along with photos, today’s printing technology allows you to custom print virtually any type of graphic on vinyl wall coverings, limited only by your own vision and creativity.
  3. Faux Fabrics – Virtually any type of fabric texture, weave, pattern, fiber, or color can be simulated and printed on vinyl wall coverings allowing you to personalize your commercial wall space, including printed leather textures.
  4. Stone Tile – If you are looking for commercial wall coverings with natural textures that mirror the outdoors then have your wall graphics printed to look like a stone, granite, masonry, concrete, or even marble.
  5. Textured Wall Tile – Today’s wall covering designers have a passion for creating surface textures. These can be simulated by printing office wall coverings for your office or business that recreate colored glass tiles, or metals (like copper or stainless steel) and other more tactile looking surfaces.
  6. Natural Wood – Digitally printed veneers can be printed on vinyl wall coverings to simulate all types of natural wood and timbers.
  7. Stenciled Shapes – Commercial wall coverings with unique patterns and motifs can add visual interest to a blank wall. Choose your own patterns, shapes, and colors to represent your industry and have them printed into office wall murals.
  8. Vintage Wallpaper – Vinyl records are making a comeback and so are vintage wallpaper designs. Vintage wall coverings have a warm charm about them and offer distinctive, recognizable patterns that are still immensely popular.
  9. Architectural Patterns – By manipulating light, shadow, and materials you can create distinctive compositions with architectural aesthetics, creating works of modern art or even cultural symbols.
  10. Industrial Patterns – Found objects and re-purposed materials that highlight inherent beauty have been quite popular in recent years and this concept can be utilized to bring contemporary and traditional together to create truly inspiring commercial wall coverings.

You might also like our PRI Graphics blog article on Wallpaper Murals Printing or visit our Commercial Wall Coverings page for even more great ideas.

Call us at 602-393-3131 or toll-free at 1-877-409-8889 to talk with our printing experts at PRI Graphics in Phoenix, AZ.

Wall Mural Printing for Home or Office

With wall mural printing you can print the mural you need to bring your walls to life.

Whether you want a printed wall covering for an office space or a wallpaper mural for a room in your home, PRI Graphics in Phoenix AZ can print it for you. With large format wall mural printing, it is now possible to print large-scale, personalized wallpaper murals for practically any application. That’s right. You don’t have to print wallpaper murals just for walls. They can also be custom printed and applied to windows, doors, and virtually any large surface area.

In this post, our Phoenix printing experts at PRI Graphics will look at how you can use wall mural printing for home use or office use, and for either short term or long term display.

Wallpaper Murals Printed on Different Paper Types

Today’s large format printing technology allows you to print luxurious textured finishes, graphic images, or floor-to-ceiling photo murals on many different types of paper. With wall mural printing, virtually anything can be made-to-measure and printed to any scale that you require. You can choose from heavyweight paper-backed vinyl to high-quality medium weight paper for homes and public spaces, or good quality yet economical lightweight paper.

Depending on your needs, you can have wallpaper murals printed so that they are:

  • Personalized with photos, illustrations, artworks, or vintage images
  • Permanent installations
  • Temporary/Removable (adhesive vinyl allows for re-positioning)
  • DIY easy installation (or professionally installed)

Today’s wall mural printing allows you take any high-quality photo or art medium and digitally scan the image or graphic so it can be printed to the scale you require, so you can capture the look and feel you are after.

Print Wallpaper Murals for All Types of Applications


Wallpaper mural art can be found in many offices, as well as boardrooms and reception areas across many different types of business sectors. Most often the wall mural printing is related to the business practice. However, wallpaper murals can also be printed with high-quality photo images or artwork. Custom printed wallpaper murals can be used for branding, as lobby murals, or mounted in restaurants or sports venues; the choices are endless.


At home, you can print wallpaper murals for virtually any room. Your wall mural printing can be personalized and applied in basements, man-caves, exercise rooms, kid’s rooms, living rooms, games rooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, nurseries, hallways, and even large garage wall spaces.

Eco-Friendly UV Inks

Most wallpaper murals are now printed using eco-friendly UV cured inks that won’t fade, is washable, and is free of solvents. Now you can make a statement with a high-end personalized wall mural printing of your own unique design!

About PRI Graphics in Phoenix AZ

Along with our Phoenix Arizona printing facility, PRI Graphics also operates a sister location in AZ. Whether you need professional CAD printing, digital printing, or large format graphics printing services such as wall mural printing, we can help. For more wall mural ideas, check out Wall Mural Printing on Pinterest.

For more information about our Phoenix printing company, please send us an email or call us at 602-393-3131, or toll-free at 1-877-409-8889. Our in-house graphic design department will be able to answer any of your questions or you can contact us using our online form.


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Wallpaper Murals Printing – 6 Unique Ideas for 2016

Hotel owners and managers…just imagine, dramatic floor to ceiling wallpaper murals printing that wow your hotel guests as they spend time relaxing in your spa, cheering on your hometown’s sports team, or enjoying a good night’s rest at your luxury hotel.

At most printing companies, like PRI Graphics in Phoenix Arizona, standard, in-stock wallpaper mural options may include everything from cityscapes around the world, to a variety of nature scenes and abstract modern patterns.

Today however, with modern state-of-the-art large format and digital printing technologies, you can now print high quality, custom designed wallpaper murals, produced just as you want it, in whatever size you need!

At PRI Graphics for instance, you can work with their graphics design team to create your own custom photo wallpaper murals that can be used to create ambiance, stir up excitement, and even reinforce your brand in ways you may have not even considered. The options are endless.

Here are six unique mural applications that hopefully will get your ideas flowing and show you how to use custom wallpaper murals to enhance your commercial, service industry, or retail space in 2016.

#1 – Lobby Murals

First impressions are everything. Welcome guests into your grand lobby with a wallpaper lobby mural that will take their breath away. Large printed wallpaper murals are perfect for lobbies that are two or more stories tall, as the sizing is completely customizable. All of PRI Graphic’s commercial wall coverings are made to measure.

#2 – Restaurant Wallpaper Murals

Serving French cuisine? Take your guests to Paris with a printed wallpaper mural of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, or the French Riviera. If butter chicken and samosas are on your menu consider a wallpaper mural of the Taj Mahal. There are endless options for landmark and cityscape wallpaper murals to compliment your cuisine or you can opt for custom wallpaper murals that will enhance the entire dining experience. Mural wallpaper for a restaurant dining room is ideal because it is both durable and easy to clean, if needed.

#3 – Sports Wall Murals

Support your local football, hockey, or soccer team with customized sports wall murals featuring the team’s colors or mascot. Placing sports wall murals in locker rooms, sports bars, club seats, and even the lobbies of local arenas are great for showing your team spirit and boosting the enthusiasm of the crowd or patrons.

#4 – Hotel Wall Murals

Print custom hotel wall murals and take each guest to a faraway exotic location such as New Castle, Liverpool, Perth, Scotland, or Italy. Hotel wall murals are much more durable than paint and an economical way to protect and liven up the walls in guest hotel rooms. Plus wallpaper murals are such an easy way to add décor and impact to your hotel space.

#5 – Conference Room Murals

Impress your clients and vendors as you discuss important business matters in your conference room that features a floor to ceiling mural of a cityscape, map, custom design, or even your logo. Conference room murals are ideal for spacious meeting rooms that may not have large windows.

#6 – Salon and Spa Room Wall Murals

Calming spa murals that feature scenes of rainforests, palm trees, stones, waterfalls, and even rainbows, are ideal for places like spas and beauty salons that promote serenity and relaxation. Repetitive wallpaper patterns and soothing textures can go a long way in helping your guests unwind and de-stress. You can even print custom designed spa room wall murals to enhance natural lighting, which can lift spirits. Printed wallpaper murals that feature blue, grey, and green tones also create tranquility.

Are you interested in installing large wallpaper wall art murals this coming year? If so, made to measure wallpaper murals can be custom designed and printed at PRI Graphics in Phoenix, Arizona.

Give PRI Graphics a call toll free at 877-409-8889 or complete our Contact Form and one of our graphic designers will be in touch with you soon.

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