Sourcing Specialty Media
Sources for fabric, fine-art, dye-sub transfer papers, magnetic, and more
To help differentiate themselves and their products, many
clients want their graphics output onto a different sort of
media for an upscale, out-of-the-ordinary, or even radical
look. This means that print providers need to stay on top of
the latest media options available. And it also means that
you might need to locate a supplier for this specialty media,
perhaps one you’ve not worked with in the past.
So, in this month’s sourcelist, you’ll find companies
that offer printable fabrics, fine-art canvas and media,
direct-print magnetic media, dye-sub transfer papers, and
other specialty media such as wallcoverings—all designed
for output on a wide-format printer. Companies are listed
alphabetically, and we’ve provided a product sampling
from each company (for a complete product roster visit the
For purposes of this list, we’ve only listed primary producers,
manufacturers, and converters of specialty media
for wide-format graphics, as well as companies that have
their own branded media. We have not listed distributors/
dealers who are selling other companies’ branded media.
Nor have we included the more traditional media (see our
report next month on rolled vinyls, films, and self-adhesives),
rigid media (see August), or laminates (see February).
PrintMag inkjet-receptive magnetic media, plus MagSteel magnetic-receptive paper and MagBond rubber-based ferrous sheet.
ProJet Elite fine-art media.
Advantage Sign Supply
Optima Opti-Jet photo papers.
Sherpaproof proofing media.
Air Waves Inc.
PermaLight Photoluminescent media.
A division of Diatec, Arkwright offers large-format photo papers and proofing media.
Aurora Specialty Textiles
VC and AC canvas and direct-print fabrics; also dye-sublimation fabrics, DecoPrint fabrics, and Weaves of Green eco-friendly printable textiles.
AW Specialty Papers
AW Subli-Trans dye-sub transfer papers.
Baintex, Bainflate, and other fab¬rics including sailcloth, mesh, and inflatable for UV-curable and solvent printing; also PFP sublimation print fabrics.
Bergger’s High Definition, New Gen¬eration, and Digital Darkroom fine-art papers.
BF Inkjet Media
TruPalette, TruPalette Grande, TruPalette Legacy, CapStone, and Mu¬ralMaster photo and fine-art papers and canvas.
WetJet and BigSol photo papers, fab¬ric, canvas, and fine-art media.
Fine-art paper and canvas lines include Lyve, Chromata, Economize, Optica One, Elegance Velvet, and Allure.
Brilliant Supreme and Museum Inkjet photo papers.
BullDog Digital Imaging Products
Bulldog canvas for water-based, solvent-based, eco-solvent, and UV printers; Bulldog Masterpiece fine-art paper.
CalComp Graphic Solutions
Artisan photo papers, canvas, and textiles.
Canon fine-art and photo papers, and proofing papers.
Canson Infinity digital fine-art and photo papers, Museum canvas, BFK Rives printmaking papers.
Catalina Graphic Films
Mojave digital media.
Cham Paper Group
Photo Satin and Photo Gloss Solvent photo papers; Transjet dye-sub papers.
Jetcol HTR, HS, TA, and OS dye-sub transfer paper.
Elasti-Jet and JetMPrints transfer papers and fabrics.
CoolFlex and CoolMesh inkjet fabrics.
Creative Banner Assemblies
Titan inkjet fabrics and dye-sub media.
DaVinci photo papers, fabric, and canvas.
Fabrics for dye-sub and direct printing include Eco Grid Mesh (from recycled poly), Eco Janus (from 65% recycled poly), Brilliance Plus, Metal Sheen, Brite Screen, Celctic Cloth, Flagcloth, Lakota and many others.
Dickson Coatings USA
Offers a variety of fabrics, including Brio and EverGreen fabrics; its envi¬ronmentally friendly Evergreen line includes Jet 210, Jet Tex, Jet 220, and Eclypse. A Glen Raven division.
Magellan photo and fine-art papers, as well as canvases and cloths.
Pretreated fabrics for inkjet include sheeting, twill, rayon, canvas, linen, jersey, silk, and polyester crepe.
Inkjet-printable and dye-sub fabrics including oxford, satin, poplin, and gaming cloth.
Dotworks photo papers, Stratus proofing media.
Ferrojet printable magnetic media, DisplayMag, Ferro metal paper.
DingVinyl eco-solvent photo papers.
Various photographic and fine-art papers (variety of surface finishes) as well as canvas and proofing media.
Photobase paper and mesh fabric; also printable magnets.
OptiJet photo and fine-art papers.
Textiles include Decolit, Expolit, Deco¬Mesh, and Sign it.
FibrePhoto papers, photo, and fine-art/giclée papers.
Inkjet-compatible fabric lines for direct and sublimation printing include: Enviro-Tex and PixelPerfect fabrics and canvas for water-based inks; SI and ES textiles for solvent and mild-solvent printers; Direct Disperse fabrics for direct dye-sub printing, and a range of sublimation fabrics.
UltraMag Digital for wide- and narrow-format; a division of Arnold Magnetic.
FolaJet photo and fine-art papers, artist canvas, and FolaJet heat-transfer paper; based in Switzerland.
Forever Digital Transfer
Forever transfer papers, Canvas Metallic for direct print (canvas with a metallic topcoat).
Fredrix Print Canvas
Fredrix cotton and polyflax canvas me¬dia for aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV-curable inks; plus transfer canvas. New is Pearl satin water-resis¬tant canvas. A Tara Materials brand.
Evolon fabric is PVC-free and is avail¬able with or without flame-retardant treatment.
Gavrieli-Jet inkjet photo paper and canvas, magnetic paper.
SurePrint photobase media.
Textiles for inkjet direct and digital transfer printing. German-based; US distributor is Pacific Coast Fabrics.
Digital fabrics include direct-print, dye-sub, and solvent-printable textiles.
Pixelle photo papers for wide-format printing.
Various inkjet-compatible fabrics, including Vivitex Sunbrella Inkjet and Poly Oxford Light.
Graphic Materials Int’l
Mojave photo papers and magnetic media.
GO transfer paper and photo papers, FabriColor coated fabrics, more.
BriteLine Duration specialty films.
Digital FineArt (Matte, Glossy, and Can¬vas) and Lumijet lines of fine-art, photo, and canvas media; Harman media.
Hawk Mountain Papers
Fine-art and photo papers, including Osprey, Talon, Merlin, Peregrine, Condor, Kestrel, and Nighthawk.
Bantex Banner fabric, as well as Bantex Wallcover; custom-engineered fabrics also available.
HP printable fabrics, banner, photo papers, fine-art papers, and canvas.
Hexis inkjet textiles, canvas, and photo papers.
Heytex mesh fabrics and more.
High Res Solutions
Hy-Rez Color Bright photo papers, True Pix transfer papers.
2010and canvas. Master distributor for Lyons photo products in NA.
Olana digital fine-art fabric and Dura Textiles Artist canvas, Japanese Washi papers, more.
InkJet Art Solutions
InkjetArt MicroCeramic, Illuminata, and Museum photo and fine-art papers.
JonCone Studio archival inkjet papers and fine-art media.
Inkpress and Inkpress Pro photo and fine-art media.
InkTec photo and transfer papers, as well as scrim banner.
Ink Tech USA
Ink Tech transfer, dye-sub papers.
FibaPrint, Olmec (under license from ICI), and Photo Art photo papers; Fine Art papers; canvas; Décor Art ES for solvent printing.
Fine-art and photo papers, Magic and Magiclée canvas, dye-sub papers, wall¬coverings, more. See also: Museo.
Ivivid inkjet photo papers.
Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems
ProCoat and FabriSign/FabriSign II lines (cotton, silk, polyester, nylon, and linen) for direct-printing with water-based inks; polyester for solvent printing.
Japan Pulp and Paper USA
Fine-art and photo papers, plus can¬vas, proofing papers, more.
Magnetic sheeting for solvent print¬ers. US distributor: JLP Company, Inc. (jlpco.com).
Transfer paper and transfer vinyl for inkjet and sublimation printers.
Junkers & Müllers
The company’s Mediatex line of PVC-free fabrics for aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, UV, sublimation and latex inks.
Kapco Graphics Products
Kapjet canvas, fabric media, photo pa¬pers and water resistant Tyvek banner, satin cloth and backlit film.
Kodak photo papers, Artists’ canvas media, and Water-Resistant Scrim Banner poly fabric; MatchPrint proofing media.
Printable digital wallcovering media.
EZ-Trans and i-Trans dye-sub transfer paper.
LEeyes Digital Art Media canvas and fine-art and photo papers, as well as water- and solvent-based vinyl signage and banner materials.
LexJet photo papers, canvas, fabric, WallPro SUV wallcoverings, and its Sunset line of fiber-based paper.
Bannux banner materials; new LG VizuonXign curling-resistant banner material for digital and screen printing.
Liberty canvas, photo, and fine-art papers.
Imagin wallNoodle wall-graphics me¬dia. MacTac Starliner Jazz ITC pressure-sensitive adhesive stock.
Magnet Sales & Mfg
mFlex magnetic sheeting.
DigiMag Paper, DigiMag Vinyl, and DigiMag Plus flexible magnetic sheet¬ing, plus NatureMag (recycled), and ProMag.
WideMag for solvent and mild-solvent printers; also offers Magnetic Inkjet Paper
SolvMag, Inkjet PaperMag, Pitaemon, and XtruMag products.
PrintMagnet and PrintMagnet Vinyl in sheets for flatbed printer and avail¬able for rollfed inkjet digital printers.
Generations fine-art and photo media, and i2i Ultra Matte canvas.
Airtex and Valmex Mesh textiles.
Milano Inkjet fabrics include linen, cotton, polyester, satin, broadcloth, mesh, and silk; also photo papers and printable wallcoverings.
Diamond Jet fine-art and photo and proofing papers as well as canvas; also, Pictorico photo papers, including Gekko. Exclusive distributor of Grace Color Photo paper in NA.
This division of Legion Paper offers Entrada, Somerset, Colorado, Moenko¬pi, Lasal, and other photo and fine-art papers. New 100% cotton Museum Rag added to Moab’s Somerset line of art papers.
Museo Digital Fine Art Media
Museo, Museo Wide Format, Museo Pan Pro Panoramic, Max, Portfolio Rag, and Silver Rag fine-art media; Museo Fuse matte inkjet paper with pressure sensitive adhesive backing. See also: InteliCoat.
Mutoh Matte, Gloss and Smooth ban¬ner available in various weights and thicknesses.
ImageStar canvas and fabrics (includ¬ing Solvent EcoGreen Recyclable Ban¬ner), plus art, poster and photo papers.
Neo Media America
WP fabrics and photo papers.
Neschen SolvoTex, Transfer Tex, and DirecTex textiles; PureColor media includes Monet Canvas, Mambo Fab¬ric, Calypso Breeze Satin, Apollo Flag, and more.
Next Wave Media Solutions
PhotoJet and Solvent photo paper and canvas, and Translution transfer paper.
N Glantz & Son
Benchmark photo paper.
NuFlex fabric line includes mesh and polyesters; Also Beaver Paper Tex¬PrintXP heavy dye-sub heat transfer paper.
Océ North America
Océ Pro-Select photo papers and canvas, proofing papers, textiles, and more. Also Océ Display matte, canvas, and photopaper.
Oji Ilford USA
Ilford Professional and Galerie photo papers and canvas. Also Omnijet glass and matte photo papers.
Graphica photo papers and canvas.
Outdoor Sign Supply
Digital printing fabric and canvas.
Premier and Regal non-woven polyes¬ters, made from Eco-Fi post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
Pacific Coast Fabrics
Inkjet printable fabrics for dye-sub, UV-curable, and solvent.
Parrot canvas and photo papers; An¬gelica fine-art media.
Photo papers and canvas; proofing papers.
Wide-format photo papers.
Photo Tex fabric with adhesive back.
Sentinel Imaging Graphix photo and fine-art papers, fabric, and canvas, plus DuraTex photo papers and fabrics. Pit¬man was recently acquired by Agfa.
PrimeMag magnetic media for solvent or mild-solvent printers.
Premier Imaging Products
PremierArt canvas, photo, and fine-art papers; new are Generations Satin Canvas and Alise Fine Art Papers.
Range of dye-sub and direct-print fabrics include Chili, Cayenne, Cori¬ander, Fennel and Cinnamon.
Quality Media & Laminating
Fine-art papers, photo media, fabric, and canvas; Durabanner wallcovering.
Majestic photo papers, Marquis fabrics.
R Tape s
VinylEfx printable metallic films.
Rayven fine-art media, fabric, canvas, and metalized papers, holographic/lenticular films, and more.
Red River Paper
PhotoFeel and UltraPro photo papers, and Aurora art paper. Also GreenPix 100% recycled photo paper.
Roland fine-art media and canvas, photo papers, transfer paper.
Gallery Pro fine-art/décor media; DreamScape wallcoverings and canvas; Bling metallic-enriched media.
ArTainium True Pix dye-sub transfer papers, M-Textile fabrics.
Shanghai Naisi Photo Paper
Photo papers, canvas, and textiles.
Sihl offers photo papers and transfer media plus ArtNow inkjet media (photo and canvas), a range of Green media, and more. A division of Diatec.
Advertex and Weatherspan Plus fabrics.
Sonoma Graphic Products
A range of fabrics including Pari¬sian, Arabian, Moroccan, Venetian, Egyptian; plus, photo papers and wall coverings.
Spectrum Sales USA
ISO line includes canvas, fabric, and photo papers.
Grandform and Staftex printable fabrics and mesh.
Polyester vinyl-coated frontlit and back¬lit fabrics for digital printing.
India-based supplier of NovaJet photo papers, and canvas.
TTC and WoW transfer papers.
Trident transfer paper, 3M Wall Decorating Film.
3P InkJet Textiles
Textiles and fine-art canvas for aque¬ous, solvent, mild-solvent, UV-curable, dye-sublimation, and fabric inks.