Where does the word 'Motillism' come from? Pointillism uses coloured dots ('point' in French) to create an image, we used words ('mot' in French) for ours.
What texts are available to use? Well, anything can be used as long as it's free of copyright
or permission has been obtained from its owner. At the moment the available
list includes the most popular classic texts and football teams results.
If you want something in particular to be included, email us with your
My uploaded image isn't very clear! It's important that you choose an image that's suitable for this
treatment. A photo with lots of small detail isn't likely to work well.
A close up of a face filling the image will. A landscape, as long as you
don't need the detail of flowers in the foreground would be OK. Play around
with it until you find something that works with you.
What happens to the photograph that I upload afterwards? The photo that you upload is used to create your motillism image.
Once that has been created it is deleted automatically - not just to address
privacy issues but also to keep our servers clean and uncluttered.
Is it possible to use photographs that I don't own copyright
of? Yes, it's possible, but you really shouldn't you know. We have no way
of checking whether you've used a picture of George Clooney or Keira Knightly
as the images are created automatically.
If we charge you a fee for your print, this is a fee for the printing
- not for the content.
How do I use the Free PDF option? When you choose this option, you'll be asked to provide your
email address so that the links to your image can be emailed to you. Some
of these images are 50Mb in size - so it would be impossible to attach
them to the email.
- When the email arrives, click on each of the links in turn (if there
are more than just one file). This will open up your image file in your
- Once loaded you need to save the PDF to your computer - depending
on your browser, when you move your mouse over the PDF, a little disc
icon will appear. Click on this icon to save the file to somewhere on
your computer that you'll be able to locate later.
- You'll find good quality matt adhesive vinyl sheets online - there
are some on ebay for less than 40p per sheet -
or from craft or computer shops. You can also use A4 address
labels which you'll find online for less than 10p per sheet,
or at your local office supplies shop.
- Once all files have been downloaded, browse to the folder where you
saved them. Double-click on the PDF to open it. Print the file, ensuring
that you have A4 adhesive sheets loaded into your printer and that the
'fit to page' option is checked.
- Once all sheets have been printed out, cut away any white space on
each page using the crop marks on the sheet. It's best to use a ruler,
craft knife, cutting board and a great deal of care and accuracy here.
- Now peel the backing paper off the first panel and apply it to your
wall as level as you can.
- Repeat for all the other panels in turn, ensuring that there's no
gaps between panels.
I don't want that watermark on the bottom right panel, what buying
options do I have?
You can order printed adhesive panels without the watermark. These should
be applied as described above. You can also buy complete poster prints of your
image that you can frame or hang as you require. For very large prints (larger than A0 in size) you can order your print on wallpaper that can be applied to your wall directly.
Is delivery included?
How do I contact you?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll get back to you as soon as possible