When people think of Prima Graphics, they think of car wraps. It makes sense – we’ve done hundreds of vinyl vehicle wraps and we specialize in business fleet graphics. Recently, though, we’ve forayed into vinyl wall graphics, which we see as an excellent alternative to custom painting and wallpaper. Like vehicle surfaces, walls are a blank canvas that you can use to build your brand.

Why Use Vinyl Wall Graphics?

People have been using wallpaper and paint to decorate spaces for thousands of years, so why change now? Vinyl wall graphics are a relatively new innovation and they have emerged as a new way to transform spaces where people live and work. Primo Orpilla (no relation to Prima) – whose firm Studio O+A is responsible for interior design at companies like Facebook, Microsoft, TATA, and more – praises vinyl as his company’s “go-to product – it can turn a wall into an abstract canvas or a giant photograph”.

Here are a few more reasons why interior designers are choosing printed vinyl wall graphics:

Versatility – Vinyl wall graphics are printed to order, so you can customize the size, shape, adhesion, and finish. What’s more, printed vinyl allows you to display anything you want – like text, photographs, or digital art.

DurabilityJust like a car wrap, vinyl wallpaper can be cleaned with just a wet microfiber towel and soap. When you use 3M and Avery Dennison vinyl wrap films like we do, your wall wrap will be much more durable than traditional paint or wallpaper. This protects your walls from unfortunate spills or dirty hands.

Easy repairAccidents happen – if your vinyl wall mural is gouged when you’re moving furniture, small sections can be easily replaced with reprinted vinyl decals. Just make sure to have a qualified installer to make sure the vinyl patch is applied correctly.

Fast installation – Unlike traditional alternatives, vinyl material can be applied in a matter of minutes. This is ideal for retail spaces where areas can’t be sectioned off for days at a time. It also works well for temporary displays or trade shows where custom wall decals are needed on short notice.

Cost effective – On top of being time consuming, hand painting is expensive too. Vinyl wall decor presents an affordable alternative. If your budget is extra tight, you may want to consider just a vinyl decal sticker with your company logo or a smaller design. Emblazoned with your logo, wall decals can sometimes be just as effective as full mural wallpaper.

Where to Use Vinyl Wall Graphics?

Vinyl wall decals and murals can be used pretty much anywhere you can think of. Here are a few use cases that we think are real winners:

Office Walls

We recently installed a new vinyl mural at the Prima Graphics headquarters in Delta, BC. Envisioned by our own designer, Luis, this Japanese-inspired graphic livens up our office atmosphere and showcases our brand when clients visit (see below). With vinyl wall graphics, your office can be transformed with a new atmosphere that can inspire your staff and impress your clients.

Home Decor

Gone are the days of selecting a wallpaper design from a limited catalogue. With vinyl wall art decals, graphic stickers, and murals, you can customize your home to match your grand vision. Airbnb hosts can also use printed wall decals to brighten up their living rooms. Our client Cruise Canada recently decorated their walls with a forest scene to help their customers envision themselves on a camping trip (see below).

Retailers & Restaurants

Intrigue your customers with creative vinyl wall graphics. Large format printing makes it easy to decorate your walls with branded graphics and even include panels advertising your latest promotions. If you want a hand with the design, our graphic design team can work with you to draw up a mural that stands out and fits your brand.

How to Apply Vinyl Wall Graphics?

The application process for wall graphics is very similar to that of car wraps. The surface is cleaned and the wrap film is applied to the wall and smoothed with a squeegee. With decals larger than 3’ x 3’, it’s a good idea to have a professional apply them. It’s also recommended to get laminated graphics to provide maximum protection.

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Prima Graphics is a Vancouver, BC based company with 16 years of experience in custom vinyl wraps. We help brands to maximize the impact of advertising, leaving a lasting impression on potential customers. Along with our eye-catching custom graphic designs and attention to detail, we also pride ourselves in our knowledge of branding and marketing.

To uphold our promise of high quality, Prima Graphics uses industry-leading 3M and Avery Dennison vinyl wraps, guaranteed to last at least 9 years. Always putting our customers first, we offer budget flexibility through partial wraps, full wraps and decals.

Want to learn how your business can advertise with vinyl wraps? Contact us today to get a free quote!

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