The Cole & Son Bespoke Service offers an opportunity to create a personal and unique wallpaper. Suitable for those who wish to have their favourite current design in a particular colour or those who want to delve into the formidable Cole & Son archive to commission a reproduction of an historic design.Depending on design style and complexity Cole & Son offers a breadth of printing techniques, employing methods relevant to each design.
Cole & Son are able to reproduce many of our designs on a contract rated vinyl base paper that will conform to commercial fire retardant and wash-ability standards. Contract orders are handled by our Bespoke Services Department, are priced on an individual basis and will have minimum order requirements dependent upon the production route that is the most suitable.
The most artisanal of all our bespoke services, block printing is completed by hand, layering individual blocks to form a final design.This traditional hand printed process is especially suitable for more exclusive papers. Cole & Son maintains the most significant collection of hand carved wooden blocks in Britain with designs dating back to the early 1700s. View a selection of block print designs.
Surface printing uses a roller to apply ink to paper. This printing method involves producing a relief engraved cylinder of the design and is suitable for bespoke commercial orders. View a selection of surface print designs.
Cole & Son utilise the latest technology in digital printing to produce large-scale digital designs and combines the latest production methods with traditional printing techniques to produce reproductions of historic designs.
Left: Folie Versailles a large scale digitally printed toile design re-coloured in a bespoke forest green colour-way.
Right: Versailles an archive design re-produced here using digitally printed mica jaspe grounds, with a single colour hand block print.
Flock printing, revived by Cole & Son’s original founder John Perry in the 1870’s, is a process that replicates cut velvet on wallpaper. Cole & Son continue to offer flocking on bespoke orders, whereby specialist glue is applied to the design and flock fibres are applied to the surface giving a luxurious textured finish. Contact bespoke services to discuss flocking options.