Drytac Canvastex Adds Canvas-Like Look to Paper

Textured overlaminate protects prints underneath

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Drytac's new MediaShield Canvastex? UV overlaminate film provides an economical option for creating artistic-looking inkjet or photo prints. Instead of printing to costly specialty canvases, print providers can simulate the look of canvas by applying this 10-mil textured film to prints output on standard coated papers. The embossed canvas matte finish not only creates a classic art look, but also protects the prints from degradation due to UV light, moisture, and pollution.

In addition to adding a touch of elegance to portrait photography, Giclee prints, and certificates, Canvastex can also add texture to inkjet prints output directly onto foamboard and other rigid substrates.

Its HeatSet? adhesive allows for easy application with a heated roller laminator. It has initial low tack for easy positioning, but sets to a permanent bond after processing. Canvastex is available in rolls up to 51 in. wide. Drytac plans to release a pressure-sensitive version this fall. (Drytac: www.drytac.com).

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