HOW BIG IS EACH BOARD?
Each board is 24.8cm x 24.8cm (9¾ inches x 9¾ inches), therefore 16 boards cover literally 1 m2 (1.09 sq.yds). We have a choice of two board colours, black or transparent and can also custom paint to any Pantone colour, subject to a modest extra charge. Each board also has a choice of sequin size, 30mm (1&3/8") and 15mm (5/8"). There are 64 30mm sequins on each board and 256 15mm sequins on each board.
Can I just buy sequins?
Yes, visit our Shop, click onto our product list and fill your basket. For large trade orders please give us a call.
Why do you have VARIOUS different size sequins?
The 30mm sequins are our regular size sequins that can be used in many instances using our S30 tiles/boards. However if you wish to make a finely detailed picture such as landscape or portraits then our 15mm diameter sequins, using our S15 tiles/boards allow you to show more detail. In addition to these small format sequins we also offer large format sequins (100mm / 4" and larger) made from acrylic and aluminium. Have a look at our videos to get a better idea of what's possible.
CAN I USE SEQUINS I HAVEN'T BOUGHT FROM SHIMMERWALLS?
Sorry, no. Our sequins are specially designed to hang on the posts on our boards. The teardrop hole ensures they do not fall off even in high winds if placed outside. They are also UV resistant and weatherproof so your Shimmerwall can be used inside or outside (in high sunlight up to 6 months - many colours longer, ask for details).
What is the difference between the black boards and the transparent boards?
There is no physical difference between the boards apart from the colour. We give you 2 options as you may want to see black in between the sequins or have a transparent effect which allows you to use a contrasting colour on the wall behind the sequins if you wish. Black boards are suitable for installations with high sunlight. Transparent boards are only suitable in direct sunlight for up to 12 months.
Can I hang my Shimmerwall sequin image outside?
We have tested our Shimmerwalls outside in direct sunshine with good results after 6 months. A few colours are prone to bleaching after many months exposure to UV/sunshine, so do check with us first if you are considering a long-term external installation.
Will the sequins fade outside?
We have made our sequins as UV resistant as possible. However we cannot say how long the sequins will remain UV resistant as it depends where they are situated. We have tested our Shimmerwalls outside in direct sunshine with good results after 6 months. Some colours are prone to bleaching after many months exposure to UV/sunshine.
DO YOU DELIVER TO MY COUNTRY?
Yes, our contracts with leading couriers such as DHL, Fedex and TNT allow us to deliver all over the World in a matter of days.
Creation and Installation
How do I make a Shimmerwall?
There are two easy ways.. 1. Give us a call or email us with your design and we'll help you through the design and ordering process, taking care of absolutely everything including providing completely populated boards right to your door, or 2. Use our self-service App which can be found under Shop > Design > DIY. If you take this route you can upload an image, pixellate it and place your order with a credit card, all in a few minutes. Once you have designed your unique Shimmerwall and have received your kit of boards you will be able to download and print out a planogram which shows you where to place your sequins. If you have chosen transparent boards then you can place each board on top of each printed planogram to see where your different colours need to be placed. You simply slot the sequins over the posts on the boards.
How do I use the design app?
Please watch our short film here which shows the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0eeOQDW1L4
What are the requirements for my image files?
Our system supports the most common image file extensions. You can upload .jpg, .png or .tif images. If your image is not supported by our system you will see an error message. Contact us if you have problems uploading your chosen image.
What is a planogram?
A planogram is a plan of your picture to show where every sequin goes on each board. This makes it easy for you to make up your boards to your specific design.
How long will it take FOR ME TO make up a Shimmerwall SEQUIN BY SEQUIN BY HAND
It really depends on the size of sequins you are using, how many colours you are using and how complicated your design is. 30mm sequins can cover large areas quickly. For plain colours it usually takes around 1 hour per square meter (1sqM = 16 boards). 15mm sequins allow highly detailed pictures so take up to 8 hours per square meter.
Can I reuse my boards and make up another picture?
Yes! Just upload or draw another design and then you can just order the extra sequins you need. We have designed the sequins so they can be popped off the board posts and reused.
Can I have my Shimmerwall made up for me?
Of course! This is what most of our customers opt for. Our normal lead time is 10-14 days however we have often delivered even large jobs in just a few days, to Europe, North America and Asia. If your requirement is really urgent then we'll do our very best to pull out all the stops to help.
Do you have a designer that can design a picture to my specification?
Yes, we have designers on our team who can help. Email email@example.com or give us a call.
Can I hang my Shimmerwall sequin image outside?
Yes, our boards and sequins are made to commercial standard. They are made from a specially strong German plastic to be tough enough to withstand high temperature and of course very low temperatures and whatever else the weather can throw at them. The boards have been designed to hold the sequins in place however high the wind blows and are suitable for interior and exterior use. Black boards are suitable for installations with high sunlight. Transparent boards are only suitable in direct sunlight for up to 12 months.