What is a Paper Pounce Pattern?
Our Custom Pounce Patterns transfer images to walls and floor surfaces for hand painting. Allows the painting large logos, graphics, wall murals and signage. DDI Signs Paper Custom Pounce Patterns are used by Sign Painters, Mural Artists, and Professional Painters. Our perforated prints make it easy to transfer large artwork designs, logos and images to surfaces. Mural Patterns are taped in place and a chalk bag is used to force the chalk thru the perforation and onto the surface. When the paper print is removed a chalk outline is left for the painter to follow.
Advantages of DDI Signs® Paper Custom Pounce Patterns:
- Digitally printed – not hand drawn.
- Electronically Pounced.
- High quality pounce paper – NOT BROWN KRAFT PAPER.
- Pounce patterns are REUSABLE.
- We print a grid on our patterns for easy alignment of tiled panels.
- No size limit – large logos printed in tiled panels.
- Used to paint logos on multiple surfaces and wall murals.
- Light weight and easy to handle.
- We provide a color print out to assist installers handling the painting.
- Also, a to scale layout proof is provided before production for approval.
- Fast turn around and delivery.
- Finally, best of all they are AFFORDABLE!
Now available up to 58″ wide tiled panels.
Sign & Mural Pouncing 101
Sign Painters have used pounce patterns for decades. Most notably as a way to transfer images, logos and lettering onto surfaces for hand painting.
Innovation and Old School Techniques
Even with all of today’s technologies sometimes it is still better to paint a job by hand. The painting will last longer and for some applications it is the only way to produce it in a cost-effective way.
Before inkjet printers, Sign Painters used this method for almost every kind of sign they produced from giant billboards to window lettering and small office signs.
Schools use our patterns to paint logos and mascots thru out there building. Also, paper pounce patterns make it easy to paint large wall murals, building signs, window lettering and floor logos. We also use these patterns to paint center ice logos on hockey rinks.
Only 3 Steps to create your wall sign or mural graphics!
Some signs and murals are just better when they are hand painted. That is where our Pounce Graphics come in. Once you receive your paper custom pounce patterns it only takes 3 steps to complete a finished sign or mural. Below is an explanation and photos.
First Step – Pattern Placement on the Wall or Surface
Align, place and tape into position.
Outline graphics are printed on pounce paper then our sign experts use an electric pounce machine that burns holes like a dotted line.
Large mural graphics are printed in tiled vertical panels. On site they are lined up and taped into place.
You can tape all of the panels up at one time or do a section and pounce, then repeat. Sometimes it is easier to do in sections for outdoor graphics.
Second Step – Pounce the Pattern with a Chalk Bag
Pounce, pounce and pounce again!
Once in place and secured. The installer uses a bag that is filled with chalk. They carefully follow the pattern pouncing the chalk so it goes thru the holes in the pattern to the wall surface.
The amount of time this takes depends on the size and detail of your design.
When this is complete the panels are removed exposing the chalk lines on the wall.
Patterns can be stored and reused if needed.
Third Step – Paint your Sign or Mural
Paint that beautiful mural or sign by following the lines!
This photo is the finished work of artist Bill Rebholz. He used our paper pounce patterns to transfer an outline onto the wall so he could hand paint it.
Our patterns make it easy to paint giant murals and building graphics!
With DDI Signs® behind your business, no sign or mural project is out of reach!
Advantages of using our custom Paper Patterns over other methods:
Better than using a light projector to trace images.
One advantage of Paper Pounce Patterns is the ability to transfer logos anytime of the day.
One method of transferring images to walls is the use of a light projector. While this works good for smaller less detailed logos, you are limited to doing this in the dark. That is not very helpful if you are doing an outdoor wall mural. Our patterns allow you to transfer images when ever you want, making your work day more productive.
Some like to pounce over the Grid System.
The grid tracing system is great for huge wall murals, Medium sized and extremely detailed graphics transfer better when pounced to surfaces.
Pounced images transfer a chalk outline that is followed to paint graphics. Once painted the chalk lines fade or wash away, leaving no visible outlines.
Best of all our Patterns are Reusable!
Paint your sign or mural in several locations.
Our clients love our Pounce Patterns because they can be reused. For instances schools have a mascot that they need painted in multiple locations thru out the campus and different surfaces from walls to floors. This makes an affordable way to brand your building.
So what do we need to produce your pounce graphics?
First and most important!
We need your logo or image in a VECTOR OUTLINE FILE. This means the art file needs to be “outlines” and NOT A BITMAP.
When we get the proper file format we can set up the print file at the finished size. We included center lines and alignment guidelines for installation.