A Specialty Media Solution

Nearly 140 sources for fabrics, fine-art and magnetic media, transfer papers, wallcoverings, and more.

Big Picture

Sometimes, standard media just won’t cut it. You need to find a way to push a job out of Mediocre Territory and into the Land of Outstanding. One great solution is to utilize specialty media: printable fabrics, direct-print magnetic media, wallcoverings, dye-sub transfer papers, and fine-art canvas and media. These non-traditional substrates will help ensure that your clients’ graphics stand out and that their messages are well received – and that they’ll keep coming back to your shop for more excellent results.

In this issue’s sourcelist, you’ll find companies that offer printable fabrics, fine-art canvas and media, direct-print magnetic media, dye-sub transfer papers, wallcoverings, and other specialty media all designed for wide-format output. Companies are listed alphabetically, and we’ve provided an overview of samplings from each company (for a complete product roster visit the company website). For quick reference, we’ve placed graphic icons adjacent to each company to indicate its specialty-media mix:
Note: For purposes of this sourcelist, we’ve only listed primary producers, manufacturers, and converters of specialty media for wide-format, as well as companies that have their own branded media. We’ve not listed distributors/dealers who are selling other companies’ media. Nor have we included more traditional media (see our September issue for rollfed vinyls, films, and self-adhesives) or rigid substrates (see August).

A.Berger GmbH
Dye-sub and direct-print fabrics, art canvas.

Adams Magnetic PrintMag inkjet-receptive magnetic media; FoilMag, MagSteel, MagBond magnet-receptive materials.

ProJet and ProJet Elite fine-art media.

Advantage Sign Supply
Opti-Jet photo papers, Opti-Solve canvas and Wall Tex.

Orasign fabrics.

Essense printable foil; Synaps synthetic media.

Air Waves Inc.
Transfer papers

American Permalight  
PermaLight Photoluminescent media.

Photo papers, transfer paper, proofing media.

DPF 206 fabric; rollup banner.

Arnold Magnetic Technologies
FlexMag UltraMag digital flexible magnetic media (sold as either magnetized or unmagnetized); sheet magnetizers also available.

Aslan Schwarz
Metallic-effect film, carpet film.

Aurora Specialty Textiles
Northern Lights printable textiles and fabrics; DHJ DecoPrint fabrics, Weaves of Green textiles.

AW Specialty Papers
Subli-Trans dye-sub transfer papers.

Axon Graphix
PerfectProof proofing papers; photoArt fine-art and production papers.

Bainbridge Int’l
Sailcloth, mesh, and inflatable fabrics; PFP sublimation print fabrics.

Beaver Paper  
TexStyles sublimation imaging fabrics; TexPrint dye-sub papers.

BF Inkjet Media
Photo and fine-art papers, canvas; MuralMaster synthetic.

Big Systems
WetJet, BigJet, BigSol photo, fabric, canvas, fine-art media.

Bob Mats
Printable carpets, mats, and more.

BookSmart Studio
Fine-art metals.

Brand Management Group
Ivivid inkjet photo papers for solvent and aqueous; exclusive distributor for Kodak photo and fine-art papers and canvas.

Breathing Color
Fine-art and photo papers, canvas.

Brilliant Paper
Brilliant Supreme and Museum photo papers.

CalComp Graphic Solutions
Artisan photo papers, canvas, textiles.

Canon USA
Canon fine-art and photo papers, canvases; commercial proofing papers.

Infinity digital fine-art, photo papers; BFK Rives, Arches printmaking papers.

Catalina Graphic Films
Mojave magnetic, WallGraphics media.

Condé Systems
DyeTrans, TexPrint, and more for sublimation.

Cooley Group
CoolFlex and CoolMesh inkjet fabrics; Cooley-Brite; WeatherTyte awning fabrics.

Covin Sales
Marine and awning fabrics.

DaVinci Technologies  
DaVinci photo papers, fabric, canvas; PhotoFab Ultra fabric.

Dazian Fabrics
Fabrics for dye-sub and direct printing.

Dickson Coatings USA
PVC, PVC Mesh, and EverGreen coated fabrics.

Magellan photo and fine-art papers; canvases; cloths.

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

Dotworks photo papers, Stratus proofing media.

PhotoFab fabrics, BioFab media, various artists canvas, PandaPrint bamboo fabric; Ferro metal paper, and more.

Photographic and fine-art papers including Exhibition Fiber Paper; canvas; proofing media for comping and prepress.

Mesh fabric; printable magnets.

Digiscape is a latex-saturated nonwoven wallcovering; Flexart is a canvas-like, textured nonwoven for commercial décor.

FineLine Papers
FibrePhoto, Décor papers for photo, fine-art.

Fisher Textiles
Fabrics for direct and sublimation printing including textiles for solvents, mild-solvents, and UV; Direct Disperse fabrics for direct dye-sub; sublimation fabrics; fine-art fabrics.

Fortuna Digital Graphics
Imacolor photo paper, digital proofing paper, inkjet canvas.

Fredrix Print Canvas
Cotton and polyflax canvas media; transfer canvas; Panorama for wall décor.

Freudenberg Evolon NA
Evolon fabric for inkjet and dye-sub; available with flame-retardant treatment.

Fujifilm North America
Fujifilm photo paper and canvas; various banner media; Wall Graphics. Gavrieli Plastics
Inkjet photo and transfer paper, magnetic paper.

SurePrint photobase media.

General Formulations
WallMark wallcoverings; Graphitex polyester fabric.

Georg+Otto Friedrich
Warp-knitted fabrics for direct and transfer printing. US distributor: Pacific Coast Fabrics.

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

Glen Raven
Vivitex printable fabrics; Dickson Coatings Evergreen printable fabrics.

Graphics One
GO transfer and photo papers, FabriColor coated fabrics.

Hahnemühle FineArt
Digital FineArt fine-art, photo, and canvas media; Harman media.

Hawk Mountain Papers
Fine-art and photo papers.

Bantex Banner fabrics; Bantex Wallcover; custom fabrics.

HP printable fabrics, wall paper, banner, photo papers, fine-art papers, and canvas.

Hexis Group
Hexis inkjet textiles; paper-based Wallpapers.

Heytex signmesh fabrics, Heyblue PVC-free textiles, more.

DPI-Tex fabrics for direct printing or sublimation.

IJ Technologies
Fine-art media and canvas; DuraGraphix wallpaper.

Ilford USA
Ilford Professional Galerie photo papers and canvas; Omnijet photo papers.

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

Inkjet Mall
JonCone Studio archival inkjet papers and fine-art media; Firefly dual-sided proofing papers.

Inkpress Paper
InkPress, InkPress Pro photo and fine-art media.

Ink Tech USA
Ink Tech and True Pix transfer, dye-sub papers.

i2i fine-art and photo papers, canvas; MediaStreet photo papers and fine-art media; NA master distributor for Lyson photo products.

Innova Art
FibaPrint, Photo Art, and Olmec photo papers; Fine Art papers and canvas; Décor Art ES for solvents.

InteliCoat Technologies
Fine-art and photo papers, Magic and Magiclée canvas, dye-sub papers, wallcoverings, Fab-6 fabrics; more. See also: Museo.

Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems
ProCoat, FabriSign fabrics for direct-printing with water-based inks; polyester for solvents; untreated fabrics available.

Japan Pulp and Paper USA
Fine-art, photo, and proofing papers.

Jasdi Magnet
Magnetic sheeting for solvent inks; US distributor: JLP Company (

Paropy transfer paper and MultiCut transfer vinyl.

JM Technical Textiles
Mediatex PVC-free fabrics.

Kapco Graphics Products
Kapjet canvas and fabric media; photo papers; mesh banner; wallcoverings, satin cloth

MatchPrint proofing media; Kodak photo and fine-art papers and canvas (see Brand Management Group).

Printable digital wallcovering media.

EZ-Trans and iTrans dye-sub transfer paper

LexJet photo papers, canvas, fabrics; Sunset canvas and fiber-based papers; WallPro wallcoverings; proofing papers.

Liberty Photo Products
Liberty Signature canvas; Premium Velvet fine-art papers.

Imagin DecoArt DecoSatin fabric; wallNoodle wall-graphics media.

Magnet Sales
mFlex magnetic sheeting.

Magnum Magnetics
DigiMag Paper, DigiMag Vinyl, and NatureMag (recycled) for wide-format inkjet; various magnetic sheeting.

MagX America
SolvMag, Inkjet PaperMag, XtruMag, and Pitaemon flexible magnetic sheeting.

Master Magnetics  
PrintMagnet (indoor) and PrintMagnet Vinyl (indoor/outdoor) inkjet-printable magnetic sheeting.

Generations fine-art and photo media; i2i canvas.

Mehler Texnologies
Airtex and Valmex mesh textiles.

Milano Digital
Fine-art paper, photo paper, canvas, films, and fabrics for inkjet; Wallscape printable wallcoverings.

Mitsubishi Imaging
Diamond Jet fine-art, photo and proofing papers and canvas; Pictorico photo papers; Diamond Proof proofing media; Grace Photo papers.

Moab Paper  
Photo and fine-art papers and canvas.

Museo Digital Fine Art Media
Museo fine-art papers and canvas, including Artistry Canvas; see also: InteliCoat.

Mutoh Banner in various weights and thicknesses.

Nazdar SourceOne
Various art and poster papers; coming soon, reports Nazdar, its line of branded dye-sub transfer papers.

Neschen Americas
Its PureColor media line includes fabrics and canvases; SolvoTex and VariTex specialty textiles; textiles for dye-sub; more.

Next Wave Media Solutions
Translution transfer paper, photo papers, canvas.

N. Glantz & Son
Beline photo paper, mesh banner.

NuSign Supply
NuFlex fabrics.

Océ North America
Océ Pro-Select photo papers and canvas, textiles, and more; Océ Display photopaper.

Oriental USA
Graphica fine-art inkjet papers.

Pacific Coast Fabrics
Wide assortment of inkjet-printable fabrics; US distributor for Georg+Otto Friedrich.

Parrot Digigraphic
Parrot canvas and photo papers; Angelica fine-art media.

Photo Tex
Photo Tex peel-and-stick fabric.

Sentinel Imaging Graphix photo and fine-art papers, fabric, and canvas.

Premier Imaging Products
PremierArt canvas, photo, and fine-art papers.

Protech Fabrics  
Dye-sub and direct-print fabrics.

Quality Media & Laminating
Fine-art papers, photo media, fabric, and canvas; FlexCoat-EZ magnetic.

Que Media
Photo papers, canvas, and fabrics.

R Tape
VinylEfx printable metallic films.

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

Red River Paper
Photo and fine-art papers; GreenPix recycled photo paper.

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

Fine-art/décor media; DreamScape and DreamScape Light textured wallcoverings and canvas; metallic-enriched media; more.

Sawgrass Technologies
ArTainium True Pix dye-sub transfer papers, M-Textile fabrics.

Photo papers, canvas, and transfer media.

Printable films and paper for sublimation fabrics.

Snyder Mfg.
Laminated fabrics, coated mesh.

Sonoma Graphic Products
Fabrics, photo papers, canvas, and lenticular media.

Spectrum Sales USA
Canvas, fabrics, and photo papers.

SuperTex Fabrics
Polyester vinyl-coated fabrics for digital printing.

NovaJet Transfero dye-sub media; NovaJet photo papers; NovaSign canvas.

The Magic Touch
TTC and WoW transfer papers.

Trident transfer paper. 3M Wall Decorating Film.

3P InkJet Textiles
Textiles for inkjet; fine-art canvas.

Top Value Fabrics
Dye-sublimation fabrics including polyester knits and wovens; textiles for direct print; mesh, blockout; and frontlit banner; PVC-free self-adhesive fabric Wall Covering; more.

Ultraflex Systems
Textiles ranging from blockouts and backlit to architectural fabrics, including UltraTex Organic and UltraCotton. Also canvas, wallcoverings, ceiling coverings, more.

US Banner
Pearl solvent mesh media.

Topaz textile printing fabrics, canvas, photo papers.

Value Vinyls
Grandflex polycanvas and mesh substrates; Ecologic Recyclable Banner vinyl.

Vapor Apparel
Vapor mesh and sublimatable fabrics.

Verseidag Seemee US
A broad range of Seemee textile fabrics, including Soar for inflatables and other applications.

Visual Magnetics
MagnaMedia magnetic-receptive print films, available for various ink technologies, can be applied to its InvisiLock sheet magnet.

Coated and laminated fabrics; natural fabrics.

Worthen Industries
Printable fabrics; artist canvases, banner-based fabrics; more.

Xcel Products
TerraSkin XP combines 80% stone (calcium carbonate) with 20% PE (polyethylene) resin; also offers magnetic media.

Xerox photo papers, canvas, banner media, transfer paper.

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