Digital Wallpaper – Butt Joint or Double Cut?

  • Digital Wallpaper – Butt Joint or Double Cut?

    Digital Wallpaper Printing

    When it comes to wallpaper hanging, there are two methods to use, which depends on the way the wallpaper has been printed. 

    Butt Fit/Butt Joint

    Butt fit is the traditional approach. This is where the print is trimmed right to the edges, leaving no gaps, and the paper is simply pasted up without any extra trimming required. If you buy wallpaper from a DIY shop, it’ll usually be trimmed for butt fit – and this is the kind of paper that most people are familiar with hanging on their walls.

    Double Cut

    Double cut is a more specialist wallpaper hanging method, preferred by top end decorators and wallpaper hanging connoisseurs, for ensuring a perfect fit without visible joins. 

    When we’re digitally printing wallpaper for double cut installation, we leave blank space on both sides of the printed wallpaper, and when being pasted up, the paper is overlapped and spliced, to ensure a seamless finish.

    Your Wallpaper – Your Choice

    We’re happy to produce digitally printed wallpapers exactly to our customers specification, and this includes the hanging option. If you’d like your wallpaper trimmed for butt fit, no problem – or if you’re a pro wallpaper hanger, or your wallpaper is being installed by a professional who prefers the double cut method, again, not a problem. We’ll ask you when you place your order, which option you prefer. 

    Paste the Wall

    Whether you decide to go for butt fit or double cut, you may prefer to go for the paste the wall approach, vs pasting the paper first.

    As all of our digital wallpaper substrates are non-woven, you’re free to use the easier and quicker “paste the wall” approach in which you apply the wallpaper paste to the wall, rather than directly to the back of the wallpaper.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email, or telephone on 01625 876949.

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