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A Specialty Media Solution

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

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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
www.bergertextil.com
Dye-sub and direct-print fabrics, art canvas.

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

Adorama
www.adorama.com
ProJet and ProJet Elite fine-art media.

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

Aeromatrix
www.aeromatrix.com
Orasign fabrics.

Agfa
www.agfa.com
Essense printable foil; Synaps synthetic media.

Air Waves Inc.
www.airwavesinc.com
Transfer papers

American Permalight
www.americanpermalight.com  
PermaLight Photoluminescent media.

Arkwright
www.arkwright.com
Photo papers, transfer paper, proofing media.

Arlon
www.arlon.com
DPF 206 fabric; rollup banner.

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

Aslan Schwarz
www.aslan-schwarz.com
Metallic-effect film, carpet film.

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

AW Specialty Papers
www.awspecialtypapers.com
Subli-Trans dye-sub transfer papers.

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Mats
www.bobmats.com
Printable carpets, mats, and more.

BookSmart Studio
www.booksmartstudio.com
Fine-art metals.

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

Breathing Color
www.breathingcolor.com
Fine-art and photo papers, canvas.

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

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

Canon USA
www.usa.canon.com
Canon fine-art and photo papers, canvases; commercial proofing papers.

Canson
www.canson-infinity.com
Infinity digital fine-art, photo papers; BFK Rives, Arches printmaking papers.

Catalina Graphic Films
www.catalinagraphicfilms.com
Mojave magnetic, WallGraphics media.

Condé Systems
www.dyetrans.com
DyeTrans, TexPrint, and more for sublimation.

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

Covin Sales
www.covinsales.com
Marine and awning fabrics.

DaVinci Technologies
www.davinci-technologies.com  
DaVinci photo papers, fabric, canvas; PhotoFab Ultra fabric.

Dazian Fabrics
www.dazian.com
Fabrics for dye-sub and direct printing.

Dickson Coatings USA
www.dickson-coatings.com
PVC, PVC Mesh, and EverGreen coated fabrics.

Dietzgen
www.nashua.com/dietzgen
Magellan photo and fine-art papers; canvases; cloths.

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

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

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

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

Fellers
www.fellers.com
Mesh fabric; printable magnets.

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

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

Fisher Textiles
www.fishertextiles.com
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
www.fortunadg.com
Imacolor photo paper, digital proofing paper, inkjet canvas.

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

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

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

GBC
www.gbcconnect.com
SurePrint photobase media.

General Formulations
www.generalformulations.com
WallMark wallcoverings; Graphitex polyester fabric.

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

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

Glen Raven
www.glenraven.com
Vivitex printable fabrics; Dickson Coatings Evergreen printable fabrics.

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

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

Hawk Mountain Papers
www.hawkmtnartpapers.com
Fine-art and photo papers.

Herculite
www.herculite.com
Bantex Banner fabrics; Bantex Wallcover; custom fabrics.

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

Hexis Group
www.hexisgroup.com
Hexis inkjet textiles; paper-based Wallpapers.

Heytex
www.heytex.de
Heytex signmesh fabrics, Heyblue PVC-free textiles, more.

Ibena
www.ibena.com
DPI-Tex fabrics for direct printing or sublimation.

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

Ilford USA
www.ilford.com
Ilford Professional Galerie photo papers and canvas; Omnijet photo papers.

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

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

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

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

Ink2Image
www.ink2image.com
i2i fine-art and photo papers, canvas; MediaStreet photo papers and fine-art media; NA master distributor for Lyson photo products.

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

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

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

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

Jasdi Magnet
www.jasdi.com
Magnetic sheeting for solvent inks; US distributor: JLP Company (jlpco.com).

Joto
www.jotopaper.com
Paropy transfer paper and MultiCut transfer vinyl.

JM Technical Textiles
www.jm-textile.com
Mediatex PVC-free fabrics.

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

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

Korographics
www.korographics.com
Printable digital wallcovering media.

LRI
www.laserreproductions.com
EZ-Trans and iTrans dye-sub transfer paper

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

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

Mactac
www.mactac.com
Imagin DecoArt DecoSatin fabric; wallNoodle wall-graphics media.

Magnet Sales
www.magnetsales.com
mFlex magnetic sheeting.

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

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

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

MediaStreet
www.mediastreet.com
Generations fine-art and photo media; i2i canvas.

Mehler Texnologies
www.mehler-texnologies.com
Airtex and Valmex mesh textiles.

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

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

Moab Paper
www.moabpaper.com  
Photo and fine-art papers and canvas.

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

Mutoh
www.mutoh.com
Mutoh Banner in various weights and thicknesses.

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

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

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

N. Glantz & Son
www.nglantz.com
Beline photo paper, mesh banner.

NuSign Supply
www.nu-flex.com
NuFlex fabrics.

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

Oriental USA
www.orientalphotousa.com
Graphica fine-art inkjet papers.

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

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

Photo Tex
www.phototexgroup.com
Photo Tex peel-and-stick fabric.

Pitman
www.pitman.com
Sentinel Imaging Graphix photo and fine-art papers, fabric, and canvas.

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

Protech Fabrics
www.protechfabrics.com  
Dye-sub and direct-print fabrics.

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

Que Media
www.que-media.com
Photo papers, canvas, and fabrics.

R Tape
www.rtape.com
VinylEfx printable metallic films.

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

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

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

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

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

Sihl
www.sihlusa.com
Photo papers, canvas, and transfer media.

Siser
www.siser.it
Printable films and paper for sublimation fabrics.

Snyder Mfg.
www.snyderman.com
Laminated fabrics, coated mesh.

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

Spectrum Sales USA
www.spectrumsalesusa.com
Canvas, fabrics, and photo papers.

SuperTex Fabrics 
www.supertexpvc.com
Polyester vinyl-coated fabrics for digital printing.

TechNova 
www.technovaworld.com
NovaJet Transfero dye-sub media; NovaJet photo papers; NovaSign canvas.

The Magic Touch
www.themagictouchusa.com
TTC and WoW transfer papers.

3M
www.3mgraphics.com
Trident transfer paper. 3M Wall Decorating Film.

3P InkJet Textiles
www.3p-inktextiles.com
Textiles for inkjet; fine-art canvas.

Top Value Fabrics
www.topvaluefabrics.com
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
www.ultraflexx.com
Textiles ranging from blockouts and backlit to architectural fabrics, including UltraTex Organic and UltraCotton. Also canvas, wallcoverings, ceiling coverings, more.

US Banner
www.usbanner.com
Pearl solvent mesh media.

Valloy 
www.valloy.com
Topaz textile printing fabrics, canvas, photo papers.

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

Vapor Apparel
www.sourcesubstrates.com
Vapor mesh and sublimatable fabrics.

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

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

Vuflex 
www.vuflex.com
Coated and laminated fabrics; natural fabrics.

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

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

Xerox
www.xerox.com
Xerox photo papers, canvas, banner media, transfer paper.

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