Ideas for creating your own personalised walls

Posted by on 25 Nov 2013 | Category: Design, Hints & Tips, Industry Trends

Options for creating your own wall designs are constantly increasing with more digital print options coming out all of the time. Here are some options and tips to choose from.


Fully personalised, digitally printed wallpaper is fast becoming a huge interior design trend. Customers now have a tremendous choice of colour, patterns and imagery to choose from, and can create walls that are true expressions of themselves.



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When we talk about this concept with people, the first reaction is always one of excitement as they imagine what they can do to their own residential or work environments. But then the question is always asked, how? How do we create our design? How do we then translate that design to rolls of wallpaper that’s easy to install?

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Fortunately this is VERY easy! Of course, you will first have to measure the wall space that you want to paper, and then choose colours and/or an image concept that suits your environment.

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Once these initial concepts are chosen you can

  • USE YOUR OWN PHOTO – Bring a photo or negative to CQ to get it scanned at high resolution to create a large high quality image to print from
  • CREATE A BACKGROUND PATTERN – meet with one of our a designers to create a back drop or pattern
  • SOURCE GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – from iStock, Shutterstock, getty images, big stock, or Stock.XCHNG. For a New Zealand flavour try photo new zealand, or my chilly bin.

CQ has the software to then translate these images into rolls of wallpaper with a full set of hanging instructions for easy installation.

Still want to personalise your walls but without using wallpaper? Then we also recommend either creating a photo wall, using wall decals or printing your own mounted canvas prints.

Photo Walls

If you have a plain wall that needs some dressing up, a photo wall is an attractive and affordable way to transform a bland space in to a feature.

Marcus at Williams & co. Homes wrote about this earlier this year with some very helpful tips.

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Wall Decals

Personalised wall decals are a great way dress up a wall without having to commit to a permanent installation. The wall decals themselves are self adhesive and can be cut to any shape and size you want. The beauty of them is that they’re repositionable. This means that they are super-easy to apply, and can be removed or moved around if you should change your mind.

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Of course this is PERFECT for kids rooms, but can also be used in any room of the house, or even offices and showrooms to brighten the environment.

Canvas Prints

Not only are they great for you own wall, but they can also be given as gifts!

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And just like the wallpapers above, they can be created from your own photo’s or from stock photography.

If any of these ideas pique your curiosity then feel free to contact us at zn.oc.qcnull@ofni or on 03 963 8899. We’re more than happy to discuss ideas with you and show you samples of work in our display area at 359 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand.

CQ News June 2011

Posted by on 03 Jul 2011 | Category: Latest News, Our People

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Free again to Cantabrians (while stocks last). Last months band-aid idea was a major success.  We got great feedback about how it has brought a smile to what has been a difficult situation for Cantabrians. We’re offering these again!  (Don’t forget – these are fully removable without damage to the surface).


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Are you sick of getting boring letters in the mail? If you get a special pricing letter from CQ you won’t get bored.  The reverse is printed with a dart template so you can have some fun when you are finished with it. It’s also a good way to send information around the office! (Who needs pigeons). This is another one of David’s bright ideas.  Do you have a fun idea for printing on the back of a letter or invoice?
Share your idea with us and you could win.  Our favourite idea will receive two movie tickets (available for to Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ residents only until Monday 18th July 2011).

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We’re giving away paper samples  for our standard white papers.  This is not a complete sample book of all our paper stocks but very useful if you need to know what a certain weight/gsm of paper feels like. 

Simply enter your details and we’ll pop one of these in the post to you. (available for NZ residents only).

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We welcome Reg to the CQ team. Reg is our new Customer Care / Delivery Person.  We have made this job full time to keep up with demand. 

Special Offer: If you have had to move because of the Christchurch earthquakes we can offer free pick up and delivery for the next 6 months on all jobs over $25 (within the Chch area) rather than our usual $75.  Please email us to make arrangements for this.

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Take a look at this funny YouTube video.  Have you ever felt this way trying to get your printer to work? Why not let CQ do that annoying print job – no job too small or too big.

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There has always been a list of reasons to protect your paper based documents  by converting them to a digital format.  The occurrence of natural disasters is just one reason. One of our customers was very glad they had started scanning their paper documents when the Christchurch earthquake struck.  Many documents had already been converted to a digital format meaning they could be reproduced if the paper document had been damaged.


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