‘Dream come true’: artist sees illustration come to life with Drytac ReTac Textures
An artist has seen her work come to life in the form of stunning wallpaper, printed by Boylan Imaging on Drytac’s ReTac® large format print media.
Based in Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, Boylan Imaging is a professional printing business that provides photography, digital and wide-format printing services to a range of customers, from large commercial clients to smaller personal projects. This summer Boylan Imaging was contacted by artist and graphic designer Hello It’s Matilda, who had recently moved from South Africa to Calgary and had received an order to turn one of her paintings into wallpaper.
As a regular user of Drytac ReTac, Boylan Imaging chose this polymeric removable vinyl to deliver the project for Hello It’s Matilda, with impressive results.
“We use the ReTac for a lot of projects,” comments John Boylan, Owner and Manager of Boylan Imaging. “Anyone can work with this product as it doesn’t have to be professionally installed, and the wallpaper project for Hello It’s Matilda went very smoothly.
“In fact the artist really had no idea how easy it was to print her work large-scale and had never done this in the past, so it has definitely sparked new creativity for her and her client.”
Posting as @hello.itsmatilda, the artist took to Instagram to share photos of her original botanical work, the installation of the wall covering and the colourful finished project – attracting several glowing comments. She said: “Dream come true! My illustration converted to wallpaper for the first time …One of the first and very exciting projects here in Canada! Hand painted illustration converted into a wallpaper design – printed by the amazing @boylanimaging. They print vinyl wallpaper that can be easily applied and removed without losing adhesion and leaving no residue when removed.”
In business for 21 years, Boylan Imaging relies on several Drytac products for its work including Emerytex laminating film and Multitac adhesive for a number of mounting purposes and Printable Eclipse PET film for trade show displays.
“Drytac is a great company that offers a variety of products. Their service is great as well,” says John Boylan.