Sir Speedy Tacoma Offers Wall Décor Options to Architects and Designers
Wide-format printers are used for much more than signs, posters, drawings, and displays. A growing variety of inkjet-printable materials has enabled designers to create custom office decor.
Sir Speedy Tacoma is demonstrating innovative wallcovering possibilities for the corporate, education, healthcare, and retail design markets by producing decorative graphics for The Catalyst Loft in downtown Seattle, Washington.
The Catalyst Loft is a pilot design space for the architect and design community. The venture by Business Interior Northwest (BiNW) and furniture dealer Herman Miller will offer architects and designers a high-performing “living office.” The brand-development agency Venture Brands is creating designs for the project.
Business Interior Northwest defines a living office as “a place where you want to go to work — not where you have to go to work.” A living office can be custom-tailored to meet the shifting demands of the work being done there and enable everyone to do their best work.
Sir Speedy Tacoma and the Catalyst Loft team are using the space to illustrate the limitless décor possibilities enabled by HP Latex printing technology. They will highlight certifications (such as GREENGUARD GOLD, UL ECOLOGO and Type II) that allow HP Latex prints to be installed in highly sensitive environments such has hospitals and high-traffic hotels, restaurants and offices.
Sir Speedy Tacoma is also using the HP WallArt solution. HP WallArt is a cloud-based web service that allows print service providers to design their own décor graphics for a specific space or work with customers through the cloud to produce customized interior décor applications including mounted canvas prints and wall coverings.
“At Sir Speedy, we see great possibilities at the intersection of digital printing and interior design for wall coverings, framed canvases and window shades among other décor applications,” said Jim Brebner, owner and operator, Sir Speedy Tacoma. “Equipped with our HP Latex 260 and 360 Printers, our HP Scitex FB700 Industrial Printer and the expertise offered by the broader Catalyst Loft team, we hope to share innovative new décor opportunities with the design community.”
Freedom Paper Sells HP PVC-Free Wall Paper
One of the most popular materials for producing wallcoverings on a latex printer is HP PVC-Free Wall Paper. The ultra-smooth FSC-certified paper is easy to print, install, and remove. The wallpaper is pre-pasted and goes up and comes down with water.
Unlike wall graphics printed on self-adhesive vinyl, prints made on HP PVC-Free Wall Paper are odor-free and easier to dispose of.
A guide on How to Apply HP PVC-free Wall Paper explains how to prepare the wall and apply the paper.