At VGL we produce graphics on a wide range of materials.
The options for vinyl, paper and card are endless. We also offer specialist materials such as 3M Textured Wall Film®, wood printing, ceramics and Formica®.
If you would like to explore the options or discuss material applications in further detail, please call us on 01189 221300
A good deal of our work involves the use of self-adhesive films. Knowing the right film for the job is down to experience. A range of specialist vinyls have evolved to cope with a variety of demands, whether short term promotions, or longer term corporate branding.
There are literally hundreds of self-adhesive films. If you describe your application we will select the right vinyl, and the right process, for you.
This revolutionary product enables brickwork, concrete, industrial stucco, tile and similar surfaces to be transformed into stunning murals. The film conforms perfectly to the texture of the wall, and looks just like a painted surface. Developed by 3M to provide excellent adhesion to moderately textured wall surfaces, it has a grey adhesive that covers any existing image or colour.
3M Textured Wall Film
Supplied in ‘drops’ of up to 1220mm, 3M Textured Wall Film is applied with 5mm overlaps – so there is no limit to the size of your mural. The overlaps are barely visible, especially on a rough surface.
Satin or lustre
Applying this film involves the use of high temperature heat sources, 3M’s textured surface applicator tools, and unique techniques. We have a highly experienced installation team equipped for this type of application.
3M Scotchprint Match Component
We provide a 2-year interior warranty; the expected life is longer, but depends on the severity of the textured surface. The life expectancy for external display is between 6 months and 2 years; for this reason, it should be regarded as a temporary, promotional product when used outdoors.
Developed in Japan where it is hugely popular, 3M DI-NOC is still relatively unknown in the UK. The range includes a variety of architectural finishes that can be printed on directly, or used to complement interior graphics. The result of 3M’s decades of experience in the production of self-adhesive films, 3M DI-NOC has excellent resistance to water, dirt, impact, abrasion and mould. It is also flame retardant and IMO certified for the marine sector. Treated with an anti-bacterial finish, the PS Single Colour Series are also suitable for hospitals and other clean environments.
Lighter in weight than traditional panelling and much more flexible than traditional finishes, 3M DI-NOC conforms around 2D and 3D curves and adheres to most typical building substrates, allowing clean and fast in-situ application.
Class 0 and IMO certified for the marine sector.
3M DI-NOC is covered by a 12-year indoor warranty, with a 5-year warranty for outdoor use.
3M DI-NOC offers a huge range of patterned and textured finishes encompassing faithful reproductions of wood, metal, marble, leather, stone, stucco and more. Even if you’re not printing onto 3M DI-NOC it remains a brilliant and versatile product – the high quality finishes offer a consistency that is often missing or difficult to achieve with natural products.
We offer a broad spectrum of options for applying internal and external graphics to glazing schemes. There are some great specialist films so please call us to discuss your requirements.
Glazing and Opaque Films
Ultra Clear Glazing Film
A highly effective way to apply graphics to glazing, Ultra Clear film is invisible and optically clear once applied. It can also be combined with white digital print and full colour digital print technology.
3M Scotchcal 210 Series Films
Durable and dimensionally stable, these translucent films are available in two options. Dusted Crystal Film gives the appearance of etched glass, while Frosted Crystal Film gives the appearance of sandblasted glass. The films show a uniform colour in both reflected and transmitted light, and have a low gloss finish to eliminate glare. You can combine them with white digital print and full colour digital print technology to create a wide range of imaginative glazing graphics.
Coloured Gels/Translucent Films
Coloured Gels add privacy and colour interest to your glazing scheme. You can combine them with white digital print and full colour digital print technology. The films can also be pre-spaced CAD/CAM cut to specific shapes, letters or logos.
Opaque Films and Laminates
Films and laminates provide our clients with even greater choice and flexibility. We offer a wide range of specialist printable and self-coloured films suitable for almost any surface application, including contoured walls and floors, enabling interior graphics to be extended around your interior space, whatever the existing substrate. If you have any questions, specific requirements or problems, please call us and we’ll recommend the best solution.
Invented by Contra Vision®, these ‘one-way’ interior and exterior window graphics can be viewed from the outside but seen through from the inside. This eliminates the claustrophobia of opaque window graphics while maximizing privacy. Contra Vision® also reduces solar heat gain, glare and UV radiation, and safely identifies the location of the glass.
If you have a specific requirement or problem call us and we will be able to recommend the best solution.
We are proud to collaborate with the Formica Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL). The Formica Younique® Laminate service offers almost limitless possibilities, capturing your unique designs in High Pressure Laminate. The benefits of using Formica® are myriad, with applications encompassing everything from cubicles, vanity units, door skins, wall panelling/cladding and furniture, to surfaces, signage, exterior building/cladding and more.
The maximum size for Formica® sheets is 3000mm x 1250mm
Matte – 58 Standard or Gloss available on special request.
Fire tested in accordance with EN 13501 – 1. For more information, please contact Formica Group directly or visit their website at www.formica.com
Fusing traditional ceramics techniques with the latest digital innovations, we can now ‘high fire’ images onto quality floor and wall tiles. Ideal for introducing imagery to tiled areas, our ceramic tiles conform to international standards and are suitable for residential and contract specification.
Our wall tiles come in a range of sizes from 10cm x 10cm to 30cm x 30cm. We also offer a very hardwearing floor tile with a composite ceramic material in a range of larger sizes.
Matt, satin, or gloss
Our tiles conform to British Standard EN 14411: 2003
We can work with a range of specified tile types and sizes, ensuring that your mural fits seamlessly into the intended area. Please call us for more information.
The natural look of a duo-tone or full colour image reproduced on wood has become increasingly popular. Thanks to our specialist flat bed digital equipment we can offer a wide range of printing possibilities on materials up to 40mm thick. If you have any questions about printing on wood, please feel free to call us.
Wood can be printed in panels measuring up to 3124mm x 1600mm. Because it’s a non-contact process we can also print on textured or panelled products such as doors.
A wide range of finishes will help you achieve your desired effect, form matt, satin, gloss and textured, to pin board, cork and standard ply. What’s more, they all look fantastic.
You may require simple ‘A’ boards or promotional panels, but if you need to clad an entire wall or area we can help with installation – simply drop us a line to discuss your specific requirements.
In recent years the digital printing of promotional media on textiles has become increasingly popular. Our new, revolutionary technology prints Dye Sublimation at industrial speeds and unbeatable quality. Lightweight and easy to handle, digital textiles can save you up to 84% on shipping costs. They are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore reduce the carbon footprint of your display. We offer a range of media for conversion on specialist textile printing equipment and a wide range of fabrics (see Finishes, below). Please call for further details or advice on which fabric best suits your requirements.
We can produce fabric up to 3200mm wide in one piece – our in-house fabric-finishing department enables us to meet your exact specifications.
Available fabrics include cotton, poplin, cotton drill, cotton voile, calico, linen, silk organza, silk/viscose velvet and many more. Please ask for further details.
An ideal way to reduce the carbon footprint of your displays, digital textiles are 100% recyclable, while the dyes are harmless, odour free and produce no VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Lightweight and easy to handle, large banners can be installed with simple fixings or magnets by one person – we can also tension them onto aluminium frames. A variety of options are available, from wall-mounted or stand-alone frames for temporary campaigns to large outdoor promotional fixings for the building exteriors and stadia.
Print spot white digitally. Printing white on clear or optically clear material is becoming increasingly popular within architectural programmes or point of sale promotions. We can now print spot white on a number of our Durst printers. Glazing applications through to clear floor graphics can all benefit from the speed and flexibilty afforded by digital print. Some of the effects utilising this specialist technique can be truly eye catching - simply printing white as a tone or pattern or to back off a promotional shot required on clear material for a window display. If you would like to see a sample then please give us a call..