Business Action | June / July 2019


June / July 2019 issue of the independent North Devon-based business magazine covering news about business and enterprise in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Combe Martin, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, South Molton, Torrington, Woolacombe and more.

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A North Devon business has

become the first in the UK to

introduce a high quality printer

that prints direct to walls. Wall

Printer UK, started by Graham

Atkinson, has invested in the

£40,000 German-manufactured

printer (pictured right) and

already completed a project

filmed for a programme to be

broadcast on national television.

The printer is suitable for

applications both in business

and homes, from printing

corporate logos, promotional

graffiti, innovative promotional

designs and marketing

murals to transforming dull,

uninteresting wall spaces into

entertaining and interactive

sources of information, fun and

fantasy in schools, hospitals

and airports. It enables interior

designers and homeowners to

turn their dreams into reality

and create the ambience they

require in gyms, restaurants,

cafés, hotels and homes.

Graham, who is based in

Barnstaple and previously ran

a car valeting business, was

searching online for products

to buy and sell when he

discovered the wall printing

technology. After months of

research, visits to the manufacturer

and training in Germany,

he returned with his printer to

launch Wall Printer UK.

“It’s a challenge bringing

something new to the UK, but

it’s already attracting a lot of

attention,” says Graham.

“We can print in detail a lot

faster than a mural artist so we

cause minimum disruption to

a business or home when we’re

printing. We can print a square

metre of wall per hour and it is

95% dry when finished. What’s

more, there’s no mess, no dust

and no fumes.”

Graham can pack the

printer into six bags and transport

it anywhere it is needed to

print. Images can be printed up

to 3.8 metres in height with no

limit to the width on vertical

surfaces. For commercial structures

with higher ceilings, Wall

Printer UK can print conjoined

images almost in unlimited

height using a scissor lift.

Images can be printed

on most surfaces, including

plaster, wood, stone, plastic,

tiles, glass, metal and concrete.

They are printed using a

waterproof, scratch-resistant,

chemical-resistant washable

plastic-like UV ink with no

associated solvent fumes or

chemical releases and will

retain their quality for three to

six years or more outdoors with

a transparent UV coating, and

12 or more years indoors.

For clients requiring creative

input to develop imaginative

images for their spaces, Wall

Printer UK has teamed up with

Barnstaple-based design group

Really Different.

As the first in the country,

Wall Printer UK is attracting

considerable attention and

Graham has already participated

in a high profile project

filmed for a prime-time television

programme with more

filming likely to follow.

Wall Printer UK will be

giving live demonstrations at

BBxpo business-to-business

exhibition on Thursday 24

October in Bideford.

■■Details 07534 258992



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