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The Finer Side of Printing

Media Roundup

By Melissa Donovan

 

Substrate vendors offer a range of fine art media. These products are manufactured to withstand the high-quality, archival needs of fine art printers. Below is a selection of companies that offer media in this segment of the market, which complements the Target Chart that ran in the September issue of Digital Output.

 

3A Composite’s Fome-Cor Acid-Free is comprised of white extruded polystyrene foam with crème-colored acid-free paper facers for conservation mounting and framing. INFO# 100

 

Advantage Sign Supply offers a range of fine art products for solvent, latex, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and aqueous ink printing. INFO# 101

 

Agfa Pitman provides fine art media from Epson, InteliCoat, and Sihl brands for fine art printing.

 

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. offers quality canvas for art reproduction, portrait and decor applications; and is compatible with latex, solvent, and UV-curable print technologies. INFO# 102

 

Brand Management Group (BMG) distributes Kodak media, which offers a larger color gamut and higher d-max for greater accuracy, depth, and detail. The Kodak Wide Format Inkjet Media line is licensed to BMG and available through its worldwide distributor network. INFO# 104

 

Canon U.S.A., Inc. fine art media enables paintings and digital art to reproduce superbly. It is available in a variety of styles including canvas and velvet. INFO# 106

 

DaVinci Technologies offers a selection of fine art materials ranging from canvas, photo paper, and art paper in various finishes to liquid laminates to protect fine art prints. INFO# 107

 

DHJ International’s Decoprint portfolio includes polyester canvas-coated fabrics for fine art applications. Ranging from 24 to 122 inches in size, matte, glossy, as well as silver and gold finishes are available. INFO# 108

 

DigiFab Systems offers a range of inkjet printable fabric products compatible with a variety of inks and inkjet printers. INFO# 109

 

With artistic demands and creative needs in mind, EnCore Products develops a rigid substrate category of foam boards featuring unique surfaces—EnCore Fine Art Boards. INFO# 111

 

Epson offers several fine art papers to meet the needs of artists and photographers who require a variety of media surfaces for their professional work. INFO# 112

 

Fisher Textiles is a full-stock supplier of various artist canvases for digital printing. It carries products compatible for UV-curable, latex, solvent, and aqueous systems in grand and wide format widths. INFO# 113

 

Folex Group manufactures a range of specially coated papers and canvas cloth suitable for fine art, photo, and lifestyle printing. The range includes fine art 310gsm papers, cotton and polycotton canvas grades, and photo paper. Coated materials are available for pigment, latex, and eco/solvent inks. INFO# 115

 

Hahnemühle, the industry leader of fine art inkjet paper, produces premium quality, acid-free, archival papers in a variety of weights and surface textures. INFO# 117

 

Hexacomb’s Falconboard is ideally suited for wide format, digital, and screenprinting applications. Made from renewable wood fibers and a honeycomb paper core, Falconboard offers ideal visual aesthetics for fine art reproduction. INFO# 118

 

Hewlett-Packard’s (HP’s) broad portfolio of large format printing media, including high-quality photo paper and canvas substrates for fine art applications, are designed together with original HP inks and printers for optimal image quality, consistency, and reliability. INFO# 120

 

Ilford is a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for inkjet printing, graphic arts, and color photographic processes. INFO# 122

 

Innova Art Ltd.’s line of fine art digital printing products include FibaPrint, photo, fine art, and eco-solvent papers, available in cut sheets and rolls up to 60 inches wide. Innova also offers internationally recognized canvas, new Innova Art Cards, and the patented JetMaster Display System. INFO# 123

 

InteliCoat’s Magiclée brand of digital fine art and photo media feature archival characteristics, superior color accuracy, extraordinary printing quality, and image permanence. INFO# 124

 

KAPCO Graphic Products offers 100 percent cotton canvas, waterproof poly/cotton blend canvas, matte poly/cotton blend canvas, gloss poly/cotton blend canvas, water-resistant polyester fiber fabric, and water-resistant flame retardant polyester knit fabric. INFO# 125

 

Kernow Coatings offers artist quality paper at a decorative art paper price. Available in a velvet smooth and textured finish, both yield excellent print quality and color off mild- and eco-solvent printers. INFO# 126

 

LexJet Corporation’s Sunset line of fine art paper, fiber-based photo paper, gloss and satin photo paper, canvas, and solvent/UV-curable media offers print shops the versatility and depth to tackle any fine art, photo, or décor project. LexJet’s Sunset line comes in a variety of sheet and roll sizes up to 60 inches wide. LexJet is also the exclusive distributor of Fredrix Print Canvas. INFO# 127

 

MACtac Graphic Products offers both media and overlaminate for fine art. IMAGin DecoSatin DA012 is an interior pressure-sensitive fabric media that produces vibrant graphics for upscale interior wall graphic projects. Multiple offerings in the company’s PERMACOLOR overlaminate film portfolio provide protection of fine art offerings against abrasion and moisture. INFO# 128

 

McGrann Digital’s fine art media products are available in roll and sheet sizes for professional photographers and artist reproductions. INFO# 129

 

Moab Paper by Legion offers a full range of quality inkjet papers from 100 percent cotton to a variety of metallic papers. Originating in Moab, UT, the company provides the value of a major brand wrapped in the intimacy of a rural culture. INFO# 130

 

Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. offers substrates for digital reproduction of fine art prints and photographs. Alkaline pH and buffered for longevity, these papers are ultra clean, dimensionally stable, and exhibit a level surface for exquisite print results. INFO# 131

 

Museo Fine Art substrates are manufactured to archival standards with all products being 100 percent cotton, internally buffered, and containing no optical brighteners. INFO# 132

 

Nazdar SourceOne’s ImageStar Photo Paper is a matte paper designed for premium performance on solvent printers. Specialized barrier coating maximizes color gamut and shadows for outstanding imaging. INFO# 133

 

Neschen Americas offers a variety of textiles, photo paper, and adhesive fabric for fine art applications. Monet Canvas is its premium textile for art reproductions, museum displays, and interior decorating. INFO# 134

 

Pacific Coast Fabrics stocks numerous textiles for fine art applications. Ranging from traditional artist canvases to specialty textured surface fabrics. It also offers high-quality light box fabrics for artists working with images that require illumination. INFO# 135

 

Perception Wide Format Media’s Genesis AQ Canvas is a moderately textured canvas that features a bright white surface. It dries quickly and delivers excellent color gamut and d-max. Flexible by design, this portfolio provide a worry free stretching experience. INFO# 137

 

Permalite Inc. celebrates over 15 years of offering fine art media. Today it is one of the leading manufacturers supplying high quality to renowned brands, OEMs, and local private label distributers. INFO# 138

 

The PremierArt Generations family line of fine art papers and canvas incorporates Premier Imaging’s breakthrough Advanced Coating eXtrusion technology yielding the highest quality media in the market today. INFO# 139

 

Qué Media offers a variety of canvas, fabric, and non-woven textiles that are coated matte, satin, and gloss for use with aqueous, eco-solvent, latex, and UV printers. Being a coater with its own weaving factory; Qué Media has full control of the products to keep consistency high and costs low. INFO# 141

Roland DGA Corporation fine art media includes canvas, paper, and photo paper options, which are premium products that are tested and profiled for Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters. INFO# 143

Sihl offers one of the most complete lines of inkjet canvas in the market today, including multiple finishes, thread patterns, textures, white points, and archival qualities to support every printer platform, project requirement, and price structure. INFO# 144

 

Top Value Fabrics offers specialty textiles for upscale display applications and fine art reprints. This media provides outstanding color consistency, excellent image sharpness, and a wide color gamut. INFO# 145

 

Ultraflex Systems, Inc. provides True Canvas Giclée 65/35 -11oz polyester cotton blend canvas with an acrylic-gesso top coat. MultiTex C220 - 6.5oz is a multi-purpose canvas at a great price point. FabriTac - adhesive-backed, repositionable fabric is another option for fine art. INFO# 146

 

Verseidag seemee US offers several canvas/fine art reproduction substrates depending on output, texture, and finish requirements. Products include Insight Light or Heavy, Flash, and 3P Country Cotton. INFO# 147 

 

Sep2013, Digital Output

 

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