Wherever photo printing is not used today: clothes, furniture, cars, and, of course, the ceiling. The possibilities are the widest - on the ceiling you can place both an old fresco and a picture of space from a popular science fiction film.
The main thing is that the drawing is appropriate, and the decoration is combined with the general style of the room.
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Stretch ceilings with photo printing are becoming more and more popular lately. The advantages are obvious - quick installation without dust and dirt, water resistance and durability, and the possibility of photo printing allows you to make any dreams come true, choosing the right ceiling for any interior.
The customer can independently choose a drawing or photo that he wants to see on his ceiling, realizing his original idea. Or he can choose a design option in the catalog, which must be available from a company engaged in the installation of photo-printed stretch ceilings. Complex multilevel structures must be pre-modeled using special computer programs. If a company is not ready to work with preliminary modeling, then it is better to refuse its services and turn to professionals.
After the pattern is selected, you need to choose the type of ceiling covering - it can be a fabric base (polyester) or PVC film. Please note that the same pattern will look different on different surfaces. Manufacturers are often ready to make small sketches on different materials - this is a great opportunity to appreciate the texture and colors even before the composition is over your head.
After the materials and sizes have been determined, the image is transferred to the canvas using a special large-format printer. For printing, special inks are used that are resistant to ultraviolet and moisture.
The ceiling with photo printing can be very different - these are various multi-level designs, and beveled ceilings for children's rooms or attic, luminous and double-sided, made of PVC canvases of two (or even more) colors with the help of soldering.
Let's take a closer look at some of the popular options.
Multilevel the ceiling can be classic "steps" or have any original shape. Both rectangular classical shapes and non-standard solutions not only expand the room visually, but also allow it to be zoned, separating, for example, the dining area from the cooking area in the kitchen. Spotlights are most often placed at the junction of levels, and a printed canvas is usually the highest of all levels. Thus, we can easily create the effect of a space open directly into a blooming garden, or the illusion of a starry sky seen from the window of a spaceship.
Remember that multilevel ceilings look best, where the distance between levels does not exceed 10 centimeters.
Looks original and modern luminous ceiling. In its manufacture, a translucent film is used, and the lighting fixtures are placed under the stretch fabric.The luminous ceiling goes well with photo printing, for example, the starry sky will look like a real one if LED strips are placed under the canvas, creating the effect of the glow of the Milky Way. This finish creates the illusion of the sun shining through the water column, the lights of a big city nightlife, an airplane flying right over you, and much more.
Beveled not everyone likes the ceiling, but it should be noted that it will add originality to some interiors and help create a holistic image. This option is especially good for a nursery located on the top floor of a private house or for an attic. A variety of photo printing options can be used here - the roof of a hut or a fantasy landscape, white clouds against a blue sky or bright jungle.
To create unique interiors, use "Double-sided" stretch fabric… This is a great opportunity not only to combine colors, but also to experiment with different visual effects. If you want to visually increase the height of the room, and the stretch ceiling has already "eaten" precious centimeters, in this case, the designers advise to arrange the walls and the lower level of the coating in the same color. Thanks to the technology of soldering several colored canvases, even a very large room will look cozy. So, a spacious living room, for example, will become a resting place with a TV and a sofa, and a games room and a dining room. A significant plus is the ability to solve the issue of the compatibility of the floor, ceiling, walls and furniture.
Many are interested in what is hidden behind the smooth and shiny surface of the stretch fabric. All structures of stretch ceilings have a similar structure.
The ceiling fabric is mounted to the base ceiling and walls by means of a metal or wood profile. With the help of glazing beads, the canvas is fixed in the profile, and then stretched from the center of the room to the corners. After the canvas is stretched, the fabric is cut off, and a ceiling plinth is installed around the perimeter. Installation is quick and requires only two people.
The ceiling sheet made of PVC film requires the use of special equipment during installation - a heat gun.
Before stretching the film, it is necessary to heat it up (together with the pattern applied in advance), and if a whole piece is not enough, then special equipment will "weld" the canvases.
Beautiful ceiling options are obtained by connecting a stretch ceiling and a multi-level suspension system. It is better to entrust the installation of such ceilings to specialists - it is rather difficult, because each element of the suspended ceiling requires the installation of a separate special profile.
A lot will depend on the material that will be used in the manufacture of your ceiling: the service life, and the special properties of the finish, and the cost of work.
The most common and inexpensive option is PVC canvas with photo printingthat will serve you for at least 10 years. It has excellent properties - elasticity, moisture and dust resistance. An additional effect of protection against dust and dirt will be given by Teflon treatment, which is offered by many manufacturers today, in this case the thinnest layer of Teflon is applied to the canvas - a thin and invisible one.
There is no need to be afraid that photo printing will be damaged by sunlight or water - the dyes are so strong that the drawing will not suffer from either wet cleaning or temperature extremes. Most often, UV paint is used - it is durable, safe for humans. UV printing will not crack and is suitable for any type of PVC fabric. The only drawback of UV printing is the limited width (no more than 2.2 m), so if necessary, a seam will have to be made on the canvas.
UV printing is more expensive than solvent ink printing. This is due to the fact that toxic dyes are used in the manufacture of solvent inks.Nevertheless, ink is often used, because a canvas with such a print is large (up to 3.5 m), does not fade and does not lose the freshness of paints from time to time or from temperature differences. It is the solvent print that will look like a master's painting on canvas on a fabric ceiling.
A great modern option is latex printing. The ability to print large sizes, seamless technology, high image quality and environmental friendliness make latex printing more and more popular.
Manufacturers offer PVC ceiling in three variations - glossy, satin and matte. Each has its own characteristics.
So, glossy ceilings are used in a wide variety of premises - from private houses and apartments to clubs and gyms.
Glossy the ceiling does an excellent job of soundproofing, which makes such ceilings indispensable in cinemas and clubs. Glossy ceilings are reflective, so the room usually appears larger and higher. It is important to note that the pattern on a glossy canvas does not look as clear as on a matte canvas with the same image quality.
Matte the ceilings are outwardly indistinguishable from the usual painting and look extremely "natural". It is believed that it is the white matte canvas that is the optimal background for photo printing, the picture is clear and bright. And also on a white canvas, any drawings will look without color distortion.
And here satin the canvas has a special "satin" or "grainy" surface and will enhance the effect of abstract drawings and ornaments under ancient frescoes. The satin ceiling combines the advantages of a glossy and matte ceiling - an unobtrusive shine and a noble shine.
Experts say that any image can be applied to the fabric surface of the ceiling, as long as it is of good quality.
When choosing a fabric ceiling, be sure to make a "color test". This is a piece of your future ceiling, on which a part of your drawing or a drawing is completely reduced in size. On a proof, you will see how the colors and shades of the selected image will look on the section of the fabric ceiling.
In general, the choice of a pattern for a fabric ceiling is no different from the choice of an image for a PVC ceiling.
Modern technologies allow you to apply any pattern to the ceiling. However, there were and are "leaders" among the images. What is ordered most often, let's figure it out.
- Blue sky and white clouds. Apparently, the long winter and cool summer are pushing us to choose this positive and vivid picture.
- Blue sky, clouds and flying doves. A picture associated with a happy time - a holiday, summer, wedding, is popular for decorating a wide variety of premises.
- Starry sky, planets and galaxies. Most often, teenagers who are keen on astronomy or space fiction love to see such a ceiling in their rooms.
- Water, sea, fish and other aquatic inhabitants. A great positive bathroom theme that has been popular for many years, brings back memories of a seaside summer vacation.
Live nature: flowers, plants, insects and animals
Ceilings with images of butterflies and flowers are most often found in bedrooms and kitchens.
- Urban or natural landscapes, famous architectural structures (from the Taj Mahal mausoleum to the skyscrapers of New York).
- Reproductions paintings by famous artists.
- Modern direction - texts, symbols, monograms and hieroglyphs. They go well with interiors in black and white, and the signs can be either black on a white background or white on a black ceiling background. This option looks quite interesting with backlighting.
- Abstract drawings. Abstraction in the design of the ceiling gives originality to the entire interior of the room, but remember that this design fits best with a modern interior.
- Favorite heroes of fairy tales, cartoon and movie characters.
The drawing can be of different sizes and quality, and its cost will depend on this. If the drawing does not occupy the entire surface of the ceiling, but only a part of it (for example, a branch of a blossoming apple tree), then its cost will be determined by the rectangle into which the image fits.
Remember to match the colors of the picture with the color of the wall decoration and the colors of the interior. Complex colors - golden, silvery, lilac, berry colors and shades of green require “repetition” in various interior items. Therefore, if a pinkish-lilac orchid flaunts on your ceiling, then its colors should overlap with the shades of wallpaper or the colors of textiles. But if the drawing you have chosen is gentle angels, then the interior of the room should correspond to the "romantic" style.
How to choose?
Choosing an image for the ceiling must be very thoughtful. Your tastes and preferences, of course, come first, but harmony and a sense of proportion are no less important. The purpose of the room plays an important role.
So, in the bedroom with modern the interior looks good with two-tone ceilings or ceilings that repeat some of the interior tones. For example, a green fluffy carpet on the floor will be in perfect harmony with the green foliage on the photo print ceiling.
Classic in interiors, it is more demanding on the decoration of ceilings - not every drawing will look advantageous in rooms with antique or classic furniture. If the traditional white ceiling categorically does not suit you, then in the case of the classics it is better to give preference to stylized ornaments or images that imitate ancient frescoes. Remember that the interior of the bedroom should calm, relax, tune in to rest, so it is better to refrain from using bright colors.
Accents can be achieved thanks to reproductions or paintings hung on the wall, using original lamps or beautiful textiles.
Modern interiors allow the use of contrasting colors in ceilings, emphasizing the color of furniture or walls. The combination of black and white, blue and yellow, red and white are considered the most successful and bright. The colors of the ceiling, "echoing" the colors of the walls and floor, allow you to create a unique memorable interior of the hallway or kitchen. Minimalistic interiors in urban or loft style will be effectively complemented by ceilings with abstract patterns.
We always treat the rooms where children live with great attention. - it is important that the child is comfortable in the room at any time. A room for a small child will differ significantly from a room for a teenager, but photo-printed ceilings will be appropriate in both cases. Drawings of favorite cartoon characters, jungle, bright butterflies and birds are suitable for a nursery, but the interior of a teenager's room is often associated with his hobbies. Therefore, before making repairs in a teenager's room, consult with him - what kind of ceiling design he would like to see.
And the best thing is also to consult with the designer - in companies offering the production of stretch ceilings with photo printing, there are always samples and photographs of the finished finish.
Examples in the interior
Two-level ceilings that combine a stretch ceiling with photo printing and a plasterboard ceiling almost always look beautiful and original. Stretch ceiling can look like in this photo - "stained glass window" with a spectacular ornament.
Floral designs, foliage and trees are always popular. And such an option in the form of a gallery roof, entwined with roses and climbing plants, will also visually increase the height of the ceiling.
Artistic reproductions of paintings by famous artists fit well into modern interiors, and they look very original and bright.
Beautiful abstractions will decorate any room. The main thing is that colors and shades "repeat" in furniture and other finishes. Abstract drawing has many advantages over other photographs - it is simply less likely to bore you.
Abstractions will fit perfectly into the interior of a modern hallway with simple minimalist furniture and finishes.
Such a ceiling will attract the attention of all guests and add style to even a modest room.
Ceilings with "flower" photo printing look bright and attract attention. If the ceiling is such an important detail of the interior, then the room should not be "overloaded" with intricate furniture or an abundance of other decor.
"Fruit" motifs look fresh and bright, but it is best to use them for their intended purpose - for the kitchen space. Beautiful volumetric photographs can visually enlarge the space of a small kitchen, which is their undoubted plus.
Long Russian winters and short summers made us lovers of ceilings with blue skies and white clouds. And for good reason! Such a ceiling cheers up even in cloudy weather. Best of all, these ceilings are combined with white furniture and light tiled floors.
For information on how to install a stretch ceiling with photo printing, see the next video.