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Flavor Paper uses a traditional process for eclectic wall coverings

How an off-the-wall studio makes its prints

Sure, you’ve seen floral-printed wallpaper, or otherwise other classic patterns on the walls of older homes, but what about scratch-and-sniff wallpaper, or wallpaper that is conductive?

Brooklyn-based studio Flavor Paper has been creating off-the-wall (pun intended) coverings for years that are not your grandparents’ stuffy, faded wallpaper. Instead, they’re bright, metallic, and bold—and sometimes even electric.

But though its designs may skew modern and are even interactive, Flavor Paper employs the traditional large-print hand silk screening method to create its prints.

This process involves using a fine mesh stencil, eco-friendly water-based inks, and a squeegee to produce large, vibrant sections of wallpaper, which can require up to 14 different layers of color. A mirrored ceiling allows the printers to check the alignment from above.

And because each project is made to order, the customization is endless. Flavor Paper even offers wide-format digital printing as well. Watch the video above for an inside look at how the magic happens.