Use Flint Portfolios from Moab by Legion Paper to Show Your Best Prints

A beautiful portfolio of prints on fine art photo paper is a powerful way to showcase your best images. Freedom Paper now offers Flint Portfolios from Moab by Legion Paper. With these modern, versatile, screwpost portfolios, you can bind collections of up to 25 prints into portfolios, editions, wedding albums, design books, or scrapbooks.

Flint Portfolio with Moab Inkjet Papers

Flint Portfolio 8.5 x 11-in.

The elegant, matte black acrylic exterior resists scratches and fingerprints and provides a neutral, protective cover for your prints. The black-finished screwposts blend seamlessly into the aluminum binding to hold the prints in place.

The portfolio is available in two versions: 8.5 x 11 and 19 x 13 in.  Choose the 8.5 x 11 in. size for portrait-orientation prints and the 19 x 13 in. portfolio for landscape-orientation prints.

Each portfolio kit includes 25 acid-free adhesive hinge strips that can be applied printed sheets of inkjet fine art or inkjet photo paper. You can use one of Moab’s beautiful papers or other brands of inkjet photo and papers. You can even mix different types of papers in the same portfolio.

Refill packs of 11 in. or 13 in. hinge strips can be ordered when you are ready to change out the images.

Print on double-sided sheets to increase the number of images you can include in each portfolio. Shown here: 19 x 13 in. Flint portfolio.

You can easily change-out photos to update the collection in these durable, but lightweight portfolios. The kit ships with a reusable case for storage or transport.

Adhesive Hinge Strip Detail

 

Flint Portfolio 19 x 13 in. size

Some of the Moab inkjet art and photo papers that can be inserted into these portfolios include:

Moab Entrada Rag Natural 190 gsm double-sided

Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300 gsm double-sided

Moab Entrada Rag Bright 190 gsm double-sided

Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300 gsm double-sided

Moab Lasal Exhibition Luster Photo Paper 300 gsm

Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl Photo Paper 260 gsm

For instructions on how to assemble each Flint Portfolio, click here.

If you have questions, please call the wide-format experts at Freedom Paper at 366-310-3335.

In the video below, Yaneck of WASIO Photography demonstrates how he protects the prints with Moab Desert Varnish spray and mounts the prints in the portfolio.

 

 

 

Freedom Paper Adds Durable Self-Adhesive Inkjet Wall Fabric

To meet the demand for sturdier fabrics for easy-to-install, longer-term wall and window graphics, Freedom Paper has introduced a Self-Adhesive Matte Polyester Wall Fabric.

Use this durable self-adhesive inkjet wall fabric with a variety of aqueous, latex, or UV-cure inkjet printers to make temporary indoor wall murals, contour-cut wall decals and characters, or window graphics. It can also be used to create packaging design mock-ups and point-of-purchase signs.

Freedom Paper Self-Adhesive Wall Fabric

 

Graphics printed on this 8 mil, 200 gsm, 150 denier x 150 denier polyester fabric can be easily applied to smooth walls and glass surfaces without stretching, bunching, or bubbling. The graphics are easy to clean, and resist scratches and water damage.

The removable acrylic adhesive keeps the graphics in place for an extended period of time, but will be easier to remove than traditional wallpaper adhesives. A 6 mil liner protects the adhesive during printing.

To order Freedom Paper Self-Adhesive Matte Polyester Wall Fabric (512), visit the Freedom Paper website.

For more information about this product or other self-adhesive fabrics, call the wide-format experts at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335.

Use Magic Inkjet Wrapping Paper to Customize Your Gifts

Magic WRAPITAQ inkjet wrapping paper enables you to customize the look of gifts you will be giving during the upcoming holidays and throughout the year.

WRAPITAQ works with the huge variety of wide-format inkjet printers that use aqueous dye, aqueous pigment, or latex inks. If you own an HP PageWide XL printer, you can offer print-on-demand runs of wrapping paper or longer runs of personalized gift wrap with variable text, images, and colors.

Magic WRAPITAQ inkjet wrapping paper

Use WRAPITAQ inkjet wrapping paper for corporate or personal gifts throughout the year.

The 4 mil, 95 gsm flexible paper is easy to fold and wrap. Printed images on this durable, water-resistant, satin-surface paper don’t crack when the paper is folded or creased.

In addition to printing custom-designed gift wrap for corporate or personalized gifts, you can use WRAPITAQ to make posters and indoor signs.

WRAPITAQ is currently available from Freedom Paper in standard roll sizes:

  • 30 in. x 300 ft. roll
  • 36 in. x 300 ft. roll
  • 40 in. x 300 ft. roll

A 36 in. x 15 ft. sample roll is also available.

If you have questions, chat with us online at www.freedompaper.com or call 866-310-3335.

 

HP Recycled Satin Canvas Wins SGIA Product of the Year Award

When HP announced their new DesignJet Z6 and Z9 printers at the FESPA 2018 show in Berlin in May, they also announced plans to introduce an innovative canvas made from recycled water bottles. This new HP Recycled Satin Canvas recently won a 2018 Product of the Year Award from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association(SGIA) in the Textile: Canvas category.

HP Recycled Satin Canvas is an affordable, 14. high-performance, durable canvas that is compatible with HP DesignJet inks. It streamlines the production of art canvases by eliminating the need for a protective clear coating.

Converting recycled water bottles into canvas saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts plastics from landfills.

HP Recycled Satin Canvas will be featured in the HP Booth 1147 and 1161 during the SGIA Expo from October 18-20 in Las Vegas. It will also be displayed along with the award-winning products in the Golden Image Product of the Year Gallery at the SGIA Expo.

Limited quantities were made available last summer. The product is scheduled to be released in November.

To be notified when HP Recycled Satin Canvas is available from Freedom Paper, sign up to receive one of our newsletters.

Hahnemuhle Announces Photo Rag Metallic Fine Art Paper

Hahenmühle will show its new Photo Rag® Metallic fine art inkjet paper at the 2018 Photokina imaging show from Sept. 26-29 in Cologne, Germany.

Made from pure cotton fibers, this natural-white, 340 gsm paper has a high-gloss, metallic baryta coating that adds a unique silvery shimmering effect to art and photo prints.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic is particularly good for architectural, nature, or fine-art photographs that feature metallic elements, reflections, ice, or glass. It also adds a special shine to black-and-white photographs with high-contrast tones.

The high-gloss, premium inkjet coating on this acid-free, lignin-free paper supports the perfect reproduction of color and detail. The paper is ISO 9706-compliant to meet museum standards for long-term resistance to aging under normal use and storage in archives.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic fine art paper is compatible with inkjet printers that use aqueous dye or aqueous pigment inks. It will be available this fall in four sheet sizes from 8.5 x 11 inches up to 17 x 22 inches and in five roll widths from 17 inches to 50 inches.

In the U.S., this exciting new addition to the Hahnemühle collection of Digital FineArt paper will launched at the Photo Plus Expo, October 25-27, at the Javits Conference Center in New York. Visit Hahnemühle USA at Booth 237.

To be notified when the product is available for order from Freedom Paper, sign up for one of our Photo-Art-Maps newsletter for creators of digital images.

 

Freedom Paper Introduces Value-Priced Three-Layer Blockout Display Film

Freedom Paper’s new Three-Layer Blockout Display Film (204) is a budget-friendly, 10 mil display film for use with wide-format inkjet printers that use aqueous dye and pigment inks or latex inks.

Use it to make graphics for banner-stand displays for events or point-of-purchase displays for promotions. With a latex inkjet printer, you can use this film to print two-sided hanging signs.

The economical price point of this quick-dry film makes it ideal for use in small retail stores, government and corporate offices, schools, houses of worship, ad agencies, and campus event sites.

Freedom Paper Three-Layer Blockout Display Film

Smooth, Opaque, Flat

The three-layer construction includes two outer layers of smooth, water-resistant, white matte polypropylene and a center light-blocking layer of polyester film.

The blockout layer keeps the supporting banner-stand structure from showing through and ensures that color graphics remain vivid and easy to read even at sites with different types of lighting.

This film is dimensionally stable to help ensure accuracy in printing. And the printed graphics resist edge-curl when displayed. Laminating isn’t essential, but is recommended to reduce risk of physical damage.

Freedom Paper Three-Layer Blockout Display Film is available on 100 ft.-long rolls in three widths: 36 inches, 50 inches, and 60 inches.

To order, visit the Freedom Paper website. For questions, chat with one of our wide-format experts online or call 866-310-3335.

Freedom Paper offers an assortment of banner-stand display films from Kodak, HP, Sihl, Canon, and Magic for different types of display requirements. Our experts can suggest the product that best matches the durability requirements and display environment of your specific project.

 

Artist Jordan Wong Uses Kodak Photo Tex Fabric to Display Unique Designs

Advances in inkjet-printable materials have given artists new ways to display their art. For example, Cleveland-based artist Jordan Wong chose Kodak Photo Tex fabric with repositionable adhesive for his warm and imaginative “Five Series” art installation.

The witty, intricate designs combine American pop culture references (cartoons, comics, and video games) with centuries-old philosophical themes of the “Five Elements” from his Chinese heritage.

Artist Jordan Wong with art printed on Kodak Photo Tex fabric with repositionable adhesive. (Photo: BMG for Kodak Wide-Format Media)

Wong had originally planned to print his art on self-adhesive vinyl. But he discovered that the complex illustrations couldn’t be printed at sufficiently high resolutions on the vinyl. So his print-service provider suggested that he use Kodak Photo Tex with repositionable adhesive.

The artist said he “was blown away” by the superb image quality and fine detail that could be reproduced on the Kodak Photo Tex. He was also impressed with how easy it was to install and remove the art.

The “Five Series” has been installed in the Lava Lounge, a local hot spot in Cleveland’s trendy Tremont neighborhood, and at the StartMart entrepreneurial hub and workspace in Cleveland’s Terminal Tower.

“Installation was a breeze,” said Wong. “Kodak Photo Tex is like a giant sticker. You can put it up anywhere and move it around with no problem. I would recommend it to anyone doing interior graphics of any kind.”

To see more of Jordan Wong’s artwork, visit wongface.com.

For more information about printing art, photographs, or decorative designs on Kodak Photo Tex, visit the Freedom Paper website or call our wide-format experts at 866-310-3335.

In addition to the original version of Photo Tex for primed, painted surfaces, Freedom Paper offers  Photo Tex EX with a stronger adhesive for longer-term wall murals, outdoor graphics, and ceiling displays and Photo Tex Opaque for photo murals with overlaps or graphics on colored or marked-up walls. All three versions are compatible with printers that use aqueous dye or aqueous pigment inks.

Four Kodak Inkjet Media Certified for HP Latex Ink

Some KODAK wide-format inkjet media originally developed for use with eco-solvent and UV-curable inks have now been certified for use with HP Latex inks.

Water-based HP Latex inks combine the best characteristics of eco-solvent ink and aqueous pigment inks. HP Latex inks provide durable, high-quality, odorless prints for both indoor and outdoor applications with reduced environmental impact. The scratch-resistant prints dry instantly and can be produced for a low cost per copy.

The following KODAK media have been independently tested and certified for use with HP Latex inks.

KODAK Photo Tex Repositionable Fabric

KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Glossy 10 mil, Solvent

KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Satin, 10 mil, Solvent

KODAK Backlit Film, Glossy 8 mil, Solvent

The HP Latex Certification process is designed to give print-service providers greater confidence that inkjet media promoted to work with latex inks will meet certain standards for performance and quality. The third-party testing evaluated how well the KODAK media performed with HP Latex inks in terms of print quality, printer-media interaction, and image handling and processing.

You can download profiles for using these KODAK wide-format inkjet media with different models of HP Latex printers from the HP Media Solutions Locator in the HP Print OS.

Freedom Paper is a proud reseller of KODAK wide-format inkjet media for use with the many different types of inkjet printers used in offices, schools, in-house print shops, commercial print shops, copy shops, and sign shops. Chat with us on our website or call us a 866-310-3335 for more information about KODAK inkjet media products.

Freedom Paper Now Offers Magic DMVB2 Premium Matte Banner Vinyl

Magic DMVB2 Premium Matte Scrim Banner Vinyl is a 15 mil, smooth, bright-white, matte banner vinyl. Its scrim layer adds durability and blocks light that diminishes readability.

Use it for short-term outdoor fence banners, hanging pole pocket banners, roll-up banners, and other temporary signs The ink receptive coating is water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and produces rich colors and a wide color gamut.

Use the matte banner vinyl with any wide-format inkjet printer in your shop, including printers that use aqueous dye, aqueous pigment, latex, eco-solvent, solvent, or UV-curable inks.

 

If you were a frequent user of the discontinued Magic DMVB14 banner vinyl, you can use the same profile and printer settings with DMVB2 Premium Matte Scrim Banner Vinyl.

This tear-resistant banner vinyl can be hemmed with banner welding equipment and finished with grommets for hanging.

The vinyl is sold in 50 ft. long rolls in four widths: 24, 36, 42, and 60 inches.

For more information about Magic DMVB14 banner vinyl and similar wide-format inkjet banner materials, chat online with the wide-format experts at Freedom Paper or call us at 866-310-3335.

 

Three Trends in Trade Show Booth Graphic Materials

Keeping up with trends in trade show booth graphic materials can be a challenge. But it’s a must for in-house printing groups and print-service providers.

For many businesses, trade shows are key components of their marketing strategy. A trade show provides an unbeatable opportunity to raise brand awareness within target customer groups, publicize new products, sell products, and meet face-to-face with strategic business partners, journalists, and current and prospective customers. A well-run trade-show booth can also help boost social-media follows and subscriptions to email newsletters.

So, even if a trade show is often the single largest expense in an organization’s marketing budget, the payoffs  can be substantial. With creative communications before and after the show, a trade show booth can generate returns long after the event has ended.

Fabric graphics in HP booth. Photo: Brand Management Group

If your company will be exhibiting at a trade show this year (or printing trade-show graphics for other companies), here are three trends in trade-show booth materials you should consider:

Print on Fabrics. Signs and images on inkjet-printable fabrics are called “soft signage” because they have a warmer, more inviting look than more rigid, laminated graphics. Plus lightweight fabric graphics can be easier and more economical to ship. HP recommends these two fabrics for trade-show graphics: HP Light Fabric and HP Durable Backlit Fabric.

 

Recyclable trade-show graphics on HP materials. Photo: Brand Management Group

 

Go Green. Many consumers are concerned about the environment and prefer doing business with companies that demonstrate a commitment to using environmentally friendly materials. HP recommends these recyclable options: HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene and HP Backlit Polyester Film.

Create Branded Walls. Use the wall space in your booth for branding. Custom-printed wallpaper with brand graphics can create an inviting space for demonstrating and discussing your products and services. HP recommends HP PVC-Wall Paper

Freedom Paper offers a huge assortment of wide-format inkjet media for trade-show graphics. For information and recommendations, chat with one of our wide-format experts online or call 866-310-3335.

 

 

 

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