How Did Wall Printing Start?


Before “how”, let’s have a look at “when” did wall printing start? To be fair, we are using the term “printing” pretty loosely. Back in 3,000 BC, talented artists from Egypt, Greece, Mexico and China duplicated images that they saw on walls.

In Egypt specifically, they viewed wall painting as a channel of communication with the divine. Artists believed that depicting an individuals life through a series of wall paintings would encourage the heavens above to have mercy on that individual’s soul, granting them bliss in life and eternity. This mysteriously evolved into a form of written daily communication, which we refer to today as hieroglyphics.

Ancient cultures would decorate temples and significant places and spaces with beautiful, intricate hand drawn wall murals to draw inspiration and enlightenment. Funnily enough, a single symbol could have infinite meaning and likewise, many symbols could have a single meaning. Isn’t that how we all interpret art today?

Wall murals and painting transcended art in this way and grew into a pseudo language passed down through the ages. In ancient Greece, there are wall murals and paintings found intact today in the Palace of Knossos and scattered around architectural marvels, with the Parthenon being the greatest example.

Many famous Greek artists fuse text with hand drawn art, painting stories on wooden panels describing their intended messages. Naturally, this had a big influence on the Roman Civilization, as seen in the world famous wall paintings in Campania in southern Italy.

Let’s not forget about churches, home to some of the most intricate and beautiful wall and glass art in existence. Intense murals depicting religious scenes and excerpts become a focus point for worshippers and a rich reference during sermons and discussions. In fact, in many Western cultures, beautifully designed churches are an architectural and societal pillar that are is seen as essential to every town.

The Renaissance, a period between the 14th and 17th centuries where in Europe, artists would show lifelike renditions in their art, revolutionary and unheard of ideas were portrayed in art. Science and scientific principles were transcribed in a form of art. It is around this time that the printing press was invented – sadly JEDAR hadn’t been invented yet!

The invention of the printing press brought about a revolution of sorts where information flowed much faster and art became accessible in the form of prints. While paper was the main medium at the time, today we are proud to be able to print on wood, glass, canvas and basically any flat surface.

How does JEDAR fit into this? JEDAR’s innovative and unique wall printing and mural design technology by ZeeScape is truly revolutionary in bringing art in your home, office and life. Gorgeous masterpieces, inspirational images and messages, playful cartoons and beautiful tapestries can be printed directly onto your wall in minutes.

Our aim is to unleash your imagination with one of the most creative innovations in printing to date. Will JEDAR deserve a spot on the mantle of wall printing history? We believe so!