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Specialty Media Sourcelist 2013

More than 130 sources of fabrics, wallcoverings, fine-art media, magnetics, transfer papers, and other specialty media.

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When it comes to competition, confidence can be key. In order to be confident, of course, it always helps to look better than the rest, and typically having the latest and greatest supplies on hand is one way to do that. Your shop can be confident in competition and help your client’s graphics look their best through a non-traditional approach to output.
Utilizing specialty media is one such approach. By recommending and specifying the client’s graphics be output onto, say, fabric or canvas, you’re allowing their project to stand apart from the competition.

To aid your shop in taking such an approach, we’ve created the 2013 specialty media sourcelist for your perusal. Here 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).

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 October).

 

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

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

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

Advantage Sign Supply
www.advantagesignsupply.com
Optima Opti-Jet photo papers and Opti-Solve canvas.

Agfa
www.agfa.com
Essense printable foil; Synaps synthetic media; its Duratex PolyFab polyester-coated fabric is water-repellant, lightweight, and stretchable for expansion over frame systems (for UV-curable, latex, solvents, and eco-solvents).

Air Waves Inc.
www.airwavesinc.com
Transfer papers.

American Permalight
www.americanpermalight.com  
PermaLight photoluminescent media.

Arkwright 
www.arkwright.com
Photo papers and transfer paper..

Arlon 
www.arlon.com
DPF 208 fabric; rollup banner.

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

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

Aurora Specialty Textiles
www.auroratextile.com
Northern Lights printable textiles and fabrics; Weaves of Green textiles.; StickyStuff wall-graphics fabrics.

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; Museo digital fine-art media.

Bainbridge Int’l
www.bainbridgeint.com
Sailcloth, mesh, and inflatable 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
Kodak 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 dye-sub transfer papers, photo papers, canvas, textiles.

Canon Solutions America
www.csa.canon.com
Canon fine-art and photo papers, canvases; commercial proofing papers. Also: Océ Pro-Select photo papers and canvas, textiles, and more; Océ Display photopaper.

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

Catalina Graphic Films
www.catalinagraphicfilms.com
Mojave magnetic vinyl, 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; EnviroFlex; 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 
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.Dietzgen.com
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 artist canvases, Panda Print bamboo fabric; Ferro metal paper, and more.

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

Exopack Advanced Coatings
www.magicinkjet.com
Fine-art and photo papers, Magic and Magiclée canvas, dye-sub papers, wallcoverings, Fab-6 and FabTac-S fabrics; more. See also: Museo, digital fine-art media.

Fellers
www.fellers.com
Mesh fabric; magnetic vinyl.

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

Fortuna Digital Graphics 
www.yunyuan.com/english  
Imacolor photo paper, digital proofing paper, inkjet canvas.

Fredrix Print Canvas
www.fredrixprintcanvas.com
Cotton and polyflax canvas media; transfer canvas. LexJet is exclusive distributor of Print Canvas.

Freudenberg Evolon NA
www.evolon.com
Evolon fabric for inkjet and dye-sub.

Fujifilm North America
www.fujifilmusa.com
Fujifilm photo paper and canvas; various banner media; Wall Graphics.

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/en
Textiles 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, wallpaper, 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, Decoflex indoor textiles; 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.

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; master distributor for Lyson photo products in NA.

Innova Art 
www.innovaart.com
FibaPrint and Photo Art photo papers; Fine Art papers and canvas.

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

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

Joto
www.jotopaper.com
Paropy heat 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 (new Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric for solvent, latex), 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 light and dark dye-sub transfer paper.

LexJet
www.lexjet.com
LexJet photo and fine-art papers, canvas, fabrics; Sunset canvas and fiber-based papers (including new Sunset Production Matte Canvas); WallPro wallcoverings; proofing papers; banner media. Also: exclusive distributor of Fredrix Print Canvas in US and Canada.

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

Lintec
www.lintecofamerica.com
Printerior wallcoveing media, in linen, stucco, and flat; also: Wincos and Wincos UV for glass decoration.

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

Magnet Sales & Mfg
www.magnetsales.com
mFlex magnetic sheeting.

Magnum Magnetics
www.magnummagnetics.com
DigiMag Paper, DigiMag Vinyl, and NatureMag (recycled) for wide-format inkjet; various printable 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; from 12- to 30-mil.

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: Exopack.

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

Nazdar SourceOne 
www.sourceoneonline.com
Various art and poster papers; dye-sublimation transfer papers and fabrics.

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

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

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

NuSign Supply
www.nusignsupply.com
NuFlex fabrics.

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
Duratex Polyfab polyester coated fabric.

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

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

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 and canvas; GreenPix recycled photo paper.

Roland DGA
www.rolanddga.com
Roland fine-art media and canvas, photo papers, HeatSoft transfer paper, WallFlair Removable Fabric (and Vinyl).

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

Sawgrass Technologies 
www.sawgrassink.com
Chromablast heat transfer paper.

Sihl
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, wallcoverings, and more.

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

SuperTex Fabrics 
www.supertexpvc.com
Polyester vinyl-coated fabrics.

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; seemee mesh; blockout; and frontlit banner.

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 wallcovering; more.

Ultraflex Systems
www.ultraflexx.com
Blockouts, frontlit, and backlit textiles; architectural fabrics. Also canvas, wallcoverings, ceiling coverings, more.

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

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

Value Vinyls 
www.valuevinyls.com
Grand-Flex coated backlit; printable mesh.

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

Verseidag Seemee US
www.seemeeus.com
A broad range of Seemee textile fabrics.

Visual Magnetics
www.visualmagnetics.com
MagnaMedia magnetic-receptive print films; MagnaMedia Digital Fabrics Collection.

Vuflex 
www.vuflex.com
Coated and laminated fabrics.

Worthen Industries
www.perceptionwf.com
Printable fabrics; artist canvases, coated substrates; 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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