Kodak Offers Photo Papers, Canvas, and Backlit Film for Solvent Ink Printers
Until now, it’s been a challenge for users of solvent-ink printers to output high-quality fine-art prints and photographic reproductions. Kodak has solved that problem their new line of solvent inkjet photo printing paper, canvas, and backlit film. These materials are engineered to produce the best possible print quality for décor, point of purchase displays, canvas gallery wraps, and high-end photos.
Resin-coated Kodak Premium Photo Papers in satin and gloss provide true photo quality reproductions. These 10 mil papers are easy to handle, dry instantly, and can be used in a wide range of indoor environments where quality matters.
Kodak solvent canvases in satin or matte feature an acid-free base that produces crisp, vivid images that you typically get with aqueous inkjet printers. A perfect blend of durability and flexibility makes stretching a breeze, without fear of cracks appearing in your final prints.
Kodak’s solvent backlit film is a heavyweight glossy film with excellent print handling and finishing characteristics. It’s perfect for vibrant lightbox display applications.
The Origins of Solvent Ink Printing
If you’re a newcomer to wide-format inkjet printing, here’s why it’s noteworthy that Kodak has developed inkjet photo papers for solvent ink printers.
Unlike aqueous inks that use water to deliver colorants to the print substrate, solvent inks use pigments suspended in chemical solvents. These solvents can bond to vinyl and other materials used in outdoor graphics.
The first solvent-ink wide-format inkjet printers enabled print-service providers to print outdoor-durable graphics without the added time and costs of lamination. Solvent-ink printers were a bit hit with sign shops that were already using cutting plotters and self-adhesive vinyls to create letters and decals for banners and signs.
As the popularity of branded vehicle wraps has soared, the color gamut capabilities of solvent-ink printers have expanded to hit the wide range of colors used in brand logos and photographic art.
Some of the newest solvent-ink printers from Epson, Roland DGA, Mimaki, and OKI Data can output white, fluorescent, or metallic inks, creating effects that aren’t yet possible with aqueous ink printers.
The white inks create a white background for colorful prints on clear films. The metallic inks can add gold, silver, and bronze effects to indoor or outdoor advertising graphics. Designers of outdoor graphics and art can be super-creative.
Freedom Paper Sells Kodak Solvent Papers
Freedom Paper offers Kodak Solvent Papers because some of our customers that use aqueous-ink printers also operate solvent-ink printers. We applaud the fact that it’s now possible to get aqueous-ink quality on Kodak’s new line of solvent printing paper, canvas, and backlit film.
To find out more, call our inkjet media experts at 866-310-3335 or visit www.freedompaper.com