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Sourcing Specialty Media

Sources for fabric, fine-art, dye-sub transfer papers, magnetic, and more

Big Picture

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
company website

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).

Adams Magnetic
adamsmagnetic.com
PrintMag inkjet-receptive magnetic media, plus MagSteel magnetic-receptive paper and MagBond rubber-based ferrous sheet.

Adorama
adorama.com
ProJet Elite fine-art media.

Advantage Sign Supply
advantagesignsupply.com
Optima Opti-Jet photo papers.

Aeromatrix
aeromatrix.com
Orasign fabric.

Agfa
agfa.com
Sherpaproof proofing media.

Air Waves Inc.
airwavesinc.com
Transfer papers.

American Permalight
americanpermalight.com
PermaLight Photoluminescent media.

Arkwright
arkwright.com
A division of Diatec, Arkwright offers large-format photo papers and proofing media.

Arlon
arlon.com
Mesh banner.

Aslan Schwarz
aslan-schwarz.com
Silver-effect film.

Aurora Specialty Textiles
auroratextile.com
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
awspecialtypapers.com
AW Subli-Trans dye-sub transfer papers.

Bainbridge International
bainbridgeint.com
Baintex, Bainflate, and other fab¬rics including sailcloth, mesh, and inflatable for UV-curable and solvent printing; also PFP sublimation print fabrics.

Bergger Photographic
bergger.com
Bergger’s High Definition, New Gen¬eration, and Digital Darkroom fine-art papers.

BF Inkjet Media
bfinkjet.com
TruPalette, TruPalette Grande, TruPalette Legacy, CapStone, and Mu¬ralMaster photo and fine-art papers and canvas.

Big Systems
bigsys.com
WetJet and BigSol photo papers, fab¬ric, canvas, and fine-art media.

BookSmart Studio
booksmartstudio.com
Fine-art metals.

Breathing Color
breathingcolor.com
Fine-art paper and canvas lines include Lyve, Chromata, Economize, Optica One, Elegance Velvet, and Allure.

Brilliant Paper
brilliantpaper.com
Brilliant Supreme and Museum Inkjet photo papers.

BullDog Digital Imaging Products
bulldogproducts.com
Bulldog canvas for water-based, solvent-based, eco-solvent, and UV printers; Bulldog Masterpiece fine-art paper.

CalComp Graphic Solutions
calcompgs.com
Artisan photo papers, canvas, and textiles.

Canon USA
usa.canon.com
Canon fine-art and photo papers, and proofing papers.

Canson
canson-us.com
Canson Infinity digital fine-art and photo papers, Museum canvas, BFK Rives printmaking papers.

Catalina Graphic Films
cgf-inc.com
Mojave digital media.

Cham Paper Group
qualimage-swiss.com
Photo Satin and Photo Gloss Solvent photo papers; Transjet dye-sub papers.

Coldenhove Papier
coldenhove.com
Jetcol HTR, HS, TA, and OS dye-sub transfer paper.

Condé Systems
dyetrans.com
Elasti-Jet and JetMPrints transfer papers and fabrics.

Cooley Group
cooleygroup.com
CoolFlex and CoolMesh inkjet fabrics.

Creative Banner Assemblies
creativebanner.com
Titan inkjet fabrics and dye-sub media.

DaVinci Technologies
davinci-technologies.com
DaVinci photo papers, fabric, and canvas.

Dazian Fabrics
dazian.com
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
dickson-coatings.com
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.

Dietzgen
nashua.com/dietzgen
Magellan photo and fine-art papers, as well as canvases and cloths.

DigiFab Systems
digifab.com
Pretreated fabrics for inkjet include sheeting, twill, rayon, canvas, linen, jersey, silk, and polyester crepe.

Diversitex
diversitexinc.com
Inkjet-printable and dye-sub fabrics including oxford, satin, poplin, and gaming cloth.

Dotworks
dotworks.com
Dotworks photo papers, Stratus proofing media.

Drytac
drytac.com
Ferrojet printable magnetic media, DisplayMag, Ferro metal paper.

Eastsign International
eastsign.com
DingVinyl eco-solvent photo papers.

Epson
epson.com
Various photographic and fine-art papers (variety of surface finishes) as well as canvas and proofing media.

Fellers
fellers.com
Photobase paper and mesh fabric; also printable magnets.

Ferrania Technologies
ferraniait.com
OptiJet photo and fine-art papers.

Ferrari Sign
ferrarisign.com
Textiles include Decolit, Expolit, Deco¬Mesh, and Sign it.

FineLine Papers
finelinepapers.com
FibrePhoto papers, photo, and fine-art/giclée papers.

Fisher Textiles
fishertextiles.com
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.

FlexMag Industries
flexmag.com
UltraMag Digital for wide- and narrow-format; a division of Arnold Magnetic.

Folex Imaging
folex.ch
FolaJet photo and fine-art papers, artist canvas, and FolaJet heat-transfer paper; based in Switzerland.

Forever Digital Transfer
forever-ots.com
Forever transfer papers, Canvas Metallic for direct print (canvas with a metallic topcoat).

Fredrix Print Canvas
fredrixprintcanvas.com
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.

Freudenberg Evolon
evolon.com
Evolon fabric is PVC-free and is avail¬able with or without flame-retardant treatment.

Gavrieli Plastics
gavrieli.com
Gavrieli-Jet inkjet photo paper and canvas, magnetic paper.

GBC
gbcconnect.com
SurePrint photobase media.

Georg+Otto Friedrich
g-o-friedrich.com
Textiles for inkjet direct and digital transfer printing. German-based; US distributor is Pacific Coast Fabrics.

Glaser Mills
glasermills.com
Digital fabrics include direct-print, dye-sub, and solvent-printable textiles.

Glatfelter
glatfelter.com
Pixelle photo papers for wide-format printing.

Glen Raven
glenraven.com
Various inkjet-compatible fabrics, including Vivitex Sunbrella Inkjet and Poly Oxford Light.

Graphic Materials Int’l
gmintl.com
Mojave photo papers and magnetic media.

Graphics One
graphicsone.com
GO transfer paper and photo papers, FabriColor coated fabrics, more.

Grimco
grimco.com
BriteLine Duration specialty films.

Hahnemühle FineArt
hahnemuhle.com
Digital FineArt (Matte, Glossy, and Can¬vas) and Lumijet lines of fine-art, photo, and canvas media; Harman media.

Hawk Mountain Papers
hawkmtnartpapers.com
Fine-art and photo papers, including Osprey, Talon, Merlin, Peregrine, Condor, Kestrel, and Nighthawk.

Herculite
herculite.com
Bantex Banner fabric, as well as Bantex Wallcover; custom-engineered fabrics also available.

Hewlett-Packard
hp.com
HP printable fabrics, banner, photo papers, fine-art papers, and canvas.

Hexis Group
hexisgroup.com
Hexis inkjet textiles, canvas, and photo papers.

Heytex
heytex.de
Heytex mesh fabrics and more.

High Res Solutions
highressolutions.com
Hy-Rez Color Bright photo papers, True Pix transfer papers.
2010and canvas. Master distributor for Lyons photo products in NA.

InkAid
inkaid.com
Olana digital fine-art fabric and Dura Textiles Artist canvas, Japanese Washi papers, more.

InkJet Art Solutions
inkjetart.com
InkjetArt MicroCeramic, Illuminata, and Museum photo and fine-art papers.

Inkjet Mall
inkjetmall.com
JonCone Studio archival inkjet papers and fine-art media.

Inkpress Paper
inkpresspaper.com
Inkpress and Inkpress Pro photo and fine-art media.

InkTec
inktec.com
InkTec photo and transfer papers, as well as scrim banner.

Ink Tech USA
inktechusa.com
Ink Tech transfer, dye-sub papers.

Innova Art
innovaart.com
FibaPrint, Olmec (under license from ICI), and Photo Art photo papers; Fine Art papers; canvas; Décor Art ES for solvent printing.

InteliCoat Technologies
magicinkjet.com
Fine-art and photo papers, Magic and Magiclée canvas, dye-sub papers, wall¬coverings, more. See also: Museo.
iVivid
ivivid.net
Ivivid inkjet photo papers.

Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems
inkjetfabrics.com
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
jpusa.com
Fine-art and photo papers, plus can¬vas, proofing papers, more.

Jasdi Magnet
jasdi.com
Magnetic sheeting for solvent print¬ers. US distributor: JLP Company, Inc. (jlpco.com).

Joto
jotopaper.com
Transfer paper and transfer vinyl for inkjet and sublimation printers.

Junkers & Müllers
jm-textile.com
The company’s Mediatex line of PVC-free fabrics for aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, UV, sublimation and latex inks.

Kapco Graphics Products
kapco.com
Kapjet canvas, fabric media, photo pa¬pers and water resistant Tyvek banner, satin cloth and backlit film.

Kodak
kpgraphics.com
Kodak photo papers, Artists’ canvas media, and Water-Resistant Scrim Banner poly fabric; MatchPrint proofing media.

Korographics
korographics.com
Printable digital wallcovering media.

Laser Reproductions
laserreproductions.com
EZ-Trans and i-Trans dye-sub transfer paper.

Leinix Enterprises
leinix.com
LEeyes Digital Art Media canvas and fine-art and photo papers, as well as water- and solvent-based vinyl signage and banner materials.

LexJet
lexjet.com
LexJet photo papers, canvas, fabric, WallPro SUV wallcoverings, and its Sunset line of fiber-based paper.

LG Vizuon
lgvizuon.com
Bannux banner materials; new LG VizuonXign curling-resistant banner material for digital and screen printing.

Liberty Synergistics
libertyphotoproducts.com
Liberty canvas, photo, and fine-art papers.

MacTac
mactac.com
Imagin wallNoodle wall-graphics me¬dia. MacTac Starliner Jazz ITC pressure-sensitive adhesive stock.

Magnet Sales & Mfg
magnetsales.com
mFlex magnetic sheeting.
Magnum Magnetics
magnummagnetics.com
DigiMag Paper, DigiMag Vinyl, and DigiMag Plus flexible magnetic sheet¬ing, plus NatureMag (recycled), and ProMag.

MagOne
magone.us
WideMag for solvent and mild-solvent printers; also offers Magnetic Inkjet Paper

MagX America
magxamerica.com
SolvMag, Inkjet PaperMag, Pitaemon, and XtruMag products.

Master Magnetics
magnetsource.com
PrintMagnet and PrintMagnet Vinyl in sheets for flatbed printer and avail¬able for rollfed inkjet digital printers.

MediaStreet
mediastreet.com
Generations fine-art and photo media, and i2i Ultra Matte canvas.

Mehler Texnologies
mehler-texnologies.com
Airtex and Valmex Mesh textiles.

Milano Digital
milanoinc.com
Milano Inkjet fabrics include linen, cotton, polyester, satin, broadcloth, mesh, and silk; also photo papers and printable wallcoverings.

Mitsubishi Imaging
mitsubishiimaging.com
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.

Moab Paper
moabpaper.com
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
museofineart.com
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
mutoh.com
Mutoh Matte, Gloss and Smooth ban¬ner available in various weights and thicknesses.
Nazdar SourceOne
sourceoneonline.com
ImageStar canvas and fabrics (includ¬ing Solvent EcoGreen Recyclable Ban¬ner), plus art, poster and photo papers.

Neo Media America
neoinkjet.com
WP fabrics and photo papers.

Neschen Americas
neschenamericas.com
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
nextwavems.com
PhotoJet and Solvent photo paper and canvas, and Translution transfer paper.
N Glantz & Son
nglantz.com
Benchmark photo paper.

NuSign Supply
nu-flex.com
NuFlex fabric line includes mesh and polyesters; Also Beaver Paper Tex¬PrintXP heavy dye-sub heat transfer paper.

Océ North America
oceusa.com
Océ Pro-Select photo papers and canvas, proofing papers, textiles, and more. Also Océ Display matte, canvas, and photopaper.

Oji Ilford USA
ilford.com
Ilford Professional and Galerie photo papers and canvas. Also Omnijet glass and matte photo papers.

Oriental USA
orientalphotousa.com
Graphica photo papers and canvas.


Outdoor Sign Supply
outdoorsign.net
Digital printing fabric and canvas.

Ozite
ozite.com
Premier and Regal non-woven polyes¬ters, made from Eco-Fi post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Pacific Coast Fabrics
pacificcoastfabrics.com
Inkjet printable fabrics for dye-sub, UV-curable, and solvent.

Parrot Digigraphic
parrotcolor.com
Parrot canvas and photo papers; An¬gelica fine-art media.

PerfectProof
perfectproof.com
Photo papers and canvas; proofing papers.

Phil-Chem
phil-chem.com
Wide-format photo papers.

Photo Tex
phototexgroup.com
Photo Tex fabric with adhesive back.

Pitman
pitman.com
Sentinel Imaging Graphix photo and fine-art papers, fabric, and canvas, plus DuraTex photo papers and fabrics. Pit¬man was recently acquired by Agfa.

PolyFlex Magnets
polyflexmagnet.com
PrimeMag magnetic media for solvent or mild-solvent printers.

Premier Imaging Products
premierimagingproducts.com
PremierArt canvas, photo, and fine-art papers; new are Generations Satin Canvas and Alise Fine Art Papers.

Protech Fabrics
protechfabrics.com
Range of dye-sub and direct-print fabrics include Chili, Cayenne, Cori¬ander, Fennel and Cinnamon.

Quality Media & Laminating
qmls.com
Fine-art papers, photo media, fabric, and canvas; Durabanner wallcovering.

Que Media
que-media.com
Majestic photo papers, Marquis fabrics.

R Tape s
rtape.com
VinylEfx printable metallic films.

Rayven
rayven.com
Rayven fine-art media, fabric, canvas, and metalized papers, holographic/lenticular films, and more.

Red River Paper
redriverpaper.com
PhotoFeel and UltraPro photo papers, and Aurora art paper. Also GreenPix 100% recycled photo paper.

Roland DGA
rolanddga.com
Roland fine-art media and canvas, photo papers, transfer paper.

Roysons
dreamscapedirect.com
Gallery Pro fine-art/décor media; DreamScape wallcoverings and canvas; Bling metallic-enriched media.

Sawgrass Technologies
sawgrassink.com
ArTainium True Pix dye-sub transfer papers, M-Textile fabrics.
Shanghai Naisi Photo Paper
photo-papers.com
Photo papers, canvas, and textiles.

Sihl
sihlusa.com
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.

Snyder Mfg.
snyderman.com
Advertex and Weatherspan Plus fabrics.

Sonoma Graphic Products
sgpweb.com
A range of fabrics including Pari¬sian, Arabian, Moroccan, Venetian, Egyptian; plus, photo papers and wall coverings.

Spectrum Sales USA
spectrumsalesusa.com
ISO line includes canvas, fabric, and photo papers.

Stafford Textiles
staftex.com
Grandform and Staftex printable fabrics and mesh.

SuperTex Fabrics
supertexpvc.com
Polyester vinyl-coated frontlit and back¬lit fabrics for digital printing.

TechNova
technovaworld.com
India-based supplier of NovaJet photo papers, and canvas.

TheMagicTouch
themagictouchusa.com
TTC and WoW transfer papers.

3M
3m.com
Trident transfer paper, 3M Wall Decorating Film.
3P InkJet Textiles
3p-inktextiles.com
Textiles and fine-art canvas for aque¬ous, solvent, mild-solvent, UV-curable, dye-sublimation, and fabric inks.
 

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