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Wallpaper Ink offers a wall-to-wall service

Wallpaper Ink offers a wall-to-wall service

Wallpaper Ink has recently installed a second Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printer, which it is ‘around the clock’ to cater for the ever-increasing demand for its bespoke wall murals.

Based in Pontypridd but serving customers entirely online, Wallpaper Ink runs its two Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 inkjet printers and Roland cutting systems 24 hours a day to produce made-to-measure wall graphics. Customers, around 30 percent of which are commercial and 70 percent private, can choose their perfect mural image from an extraordinary choice of over 40 million options from Wallpaper Ink’s website, plus their preferred material and dimensions.

Scott Evans, Wallpaper Ink’s Managing Director, observed: ”The buzz around murals has been growing for over six years and there’s a definitive kick-on effect; when people see one they want one of their own!

“Wallpaper is back in fashion generally and that, combined with a demand for personalisation, translates into a thriving market. People want their homes and businesses to be unique.”

The company can turn around an order in just hours, offering next-day shipping for orders placed before three o’clock pm. This has been reduced from one o’clock pm since the installation of the first Roland printer, which Scott Evans says ticks all the boxes for his business.

He continued: “When we decided to purchase a second wide-format digital printer, we selected a second VersaEXPRESS RF-640 as we had been so happy with the performance of the first Roland machine and the return on investment was extremely good for us. The new RIP software is also excellent, as it is improving our print times and thus further increasing our margins. The new VersaEXPRESS is now running around the clock to keep up with the increased demand for wall murals.”

Scott added that his favourite feature of the RF-640 is the take-up unit. He elaborated: “The accuracy when it’s running roll-to-roll is great, which means there is less chance of error when moving the wallpaper onto the cutting machines. “In addition, the print speed is superb – an average mural is 3m wide x 2.2m high, and that can be completed in three hours. We really are running 24/7.”

While Wallpaper Ink sounds busy enough already, the company has ambitious plans for the future. As well as introducing two new wall covering products in the form of both pre-pasted and self-adhesive wallpaper, Scott reveals that the company’s next step is to further develop its European customer base.

Scott, who has clocked up a dozen years’ experience in the sign and graphics industry and describes the Roland aftercare service as ‘the best’, is also looking to book a place on a Roland Academy course in order to further capitalise on the potential that his VersaEXPRESS printers offer.

He concluded: “We couldn’t be happier with the performance of the Roland machines so far and with the positive effects they have had on our business, to the extent that I fully expect that we will be boosting our hardware portfolio again sooner, rather than later!”

For more information on Wallpaper Ink, please visit http://www.wallpaperink.co.uk

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