Photographers Help Create Atlas of Humanity

Innova Art will be showing a selection of prints from the Atlas of Humanity project during The Photography Show, March 16-19, 2019 in Birmingham, UK.



Inspired by the UNESCO universal declaration “to help preserve and promote cultural diversity,” Atlas of Humanity is a collection of photographs conceived and curated by Martin Vegas. Started in 2015, the project seeks to include a photographic record of every culture worldwide. The collection currently includes images from more than 400 ethnic groups contributed by more than 100 photographers worldwide.

A dedicated gallery space at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, England from March 16-19 will give attendees a taste of this ambitious project. Each image will be printed on a specially selected archival inkjet media manufactured by Innova Art.

Every photograph in the Atlas of Humanity project focuses on the diversity of the subject matter. The creative styles and approaches of each individual photographer are secondary to the subject of the image.

Although individual talents are not the focus of this project, the pool of photographers building this collection is as diverse as the collection itself. Contributing photographers include award-winning photojournalists, professional photographers, and talented amateurs. Anyone and everyone who uses a camera is invited to contribute to the Atlas of Humanity.

Submit Your Images for the Next Exhibition

The next Atlas of Humanity exhibition will be presented at the The International Photo Exhibition in Paris, November 8-10, 2019. For details on how to submit images for consideration, visit the submissions page on the Atlas of Humanity website. The deadline for submitting images for consideration in the November show is May 31, 2019.

Read an interview with the Martin Vegas, the creator of the Atlas of Humanity Project on the Innova Art blog.

Freedom Paper is proud to be a reseller of inkjet fine art and photography papers from Innova. Click here to visit our recently expanded selection of Innova papers. If you have questions, chat with us online at www.freedompaper.com
or call us at 866-310-3335.

Innova Decor WaterColor Art Paper Offers Affordable Option for Printmaking

Freedom Paper now offers Innova Decor Watercolor Art Paper (IFA-23). This fourdrinier-made, 16-mil, alpha-cellulose inkjet fine art paper is an excellent choice for printing higher volumes for framed, open-edition prints or art or photo portfolios.

While the rough surface texture adds a feeling of substance to the paper, the finished prints are lightweight enough for easy mounting and framing.

Innova Decor Watercolour Art Paper (IFA-23) for wide-format inkjet printing

Innova Decor Watercolor Fine Art Paper is compatible with aqueous dye and aqueous pigment inks. The instant-dry ink-receptive coating on this bright-white matte paper provides an excellent color gamut and an exceptional D-max. It can be ordered from the Freedom Paper website in 50 ft. rolls in widths of 17, 24, 36, 44, and 60 inches.

Chat with our wide-format experts online or call us a 866-310-3335.

New Water-Resistant TyveK From Freedom Paper

Freedom Paper’s new Water-Resistant Tyvek® is a tear-proof, non-woven, recyclable banner material. Made with HDPE 1082 DuPont Tyvek®, this 11-mil banner material is compatible with aqueous pigment and dye inks and HP Latex inks.

FP514 Water Resistant Tyvek
FP514 Water-Resistant Tyvek 11 mil from Freedom Paper

Use it to make indoor and outdoor banners, POP signs, durable documents, maps, guides, race-day bib tags, and labels. Lamination isn’t required, but unlaminated pigment-ink or latex-ink prints will be more weatherproof than prints made with dye inks. Printed banners can be grommeted, sewn, or hemmed with heavy-duty banner tape.

Water-Resistant Tyvek is available in 60 ft. rolls in 24-, 36-, 44-, 50-, and 60-inch widths.

For more information, chat with us online at www.freedompaper.com or call us at 866-310-3335.

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.

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