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.
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.
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.