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My First Photo Tex Wall

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by idsignsil, May 30, 2012.

  1. idsignsil

    idsignsil Member

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    I recently installed my first wall mural using Photo Tex. Man I love this stuff, it is so easy to install. The designer at the church sent me the artwork, I printed, frog juiced it, and did the install. Anyway, I was wondering what you guys do for the seams. I did a 1/4" overlap, but since Photo Tex is sort of transparent, the image is darker where the overlap is. The church has not said anything, they loved it. But I was just wondering if in the future I should just but the panels together, or do I have to live with the overlap?
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    double cut the seam to make a butt joint
     
  3. JoshLoring

    JoshLoring Very Active Member

    I do one inch overlap but all of walls I wrap are a base dark color. The light wall could be why it's standing out.
     
  4. idsignsil

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    Thanks Josh. You are saying that the wall itself needs to be painted darker. That makes sense now that i think about it. If the wall were darker and maybe the print had darker colors it would not be as bad. This was just the first one, I am sure there will be plenty more to try and figure it all out.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    From http://www.signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85759 (post #29)

     
  6. idsignsil

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    thanks jhill. I will give this a try on our next one. :thankyou:
     
  7. i think it was insignia who told me this, after the graphic is up, cut down the middle of the seam, pull off the piece underneath and the one on top. once you lay it back down you can't even see the seam.

    photo tex is great stuff
     
  8. signswi

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    It's commonly called a wallpaper cut
     
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