Ilford's Self Adhesive Fabric - perfect for exhibition wall installs, signage & other creative applications.
This is Ilford's answer to PhotoTex - a much beloved product here at Image Science. And it is fair to say Ilford seem to have matched or improved upon PhotoTex in all respects - I think we may have a new winner in the category of self adhesive wall fabrics - which are perfect for a huge variety of wall, exhibition and signage applications (for example our Services Manager Cam Cope used it recently at his book launch to mount two very large scale images as wall backdrops).
The chief improvement is that the Ilford product can accept
considerably more ink than the PhotoTex - meaning you can achieve much
more powerful blacks and saturated colours with it. This makes it more
suitable for photographic and art uses - as you'd expect from a brand
like Ilford. As with PhotoTex, this stuff will stick & remove easily
(like an amazing post it note!), to just about any normal wall surface.
Ilford Ilfotex Repositionable Photo Textile is a peel and stick, self adhesive woven fabric material that can be installed on almost any flat surface, including poles, corners or wrapping around walls. The active adhesive also allows for easy, no residue removal. Featuring a 150 x 150 base weave for sharper images, brilliant colour rendition and saturation. Ilfotex is non-toxic PVC free, heavy metal free and phthalate free.
Easily removed from any surface with no residue.
Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.
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Papers are constructed in two main ways:
Resin Coated papers are the modern approach. These use less fibre and replace the fibre with resin (a nice name for plastic). This means these papers are cheap, strong and robust, but tend to be less attractive to the touch and accept less ink. They tend to have a clinical appearance and it's hard to write on the back of them. They tend to be popular in the consumer and wedding/portrait markets.
Fibre Based papers are traditional papers made without plastic, using only plant fibres. These tend to accept more ink and have a more attractive appearance, and these are the papers most of our customers favour.
What is the paper base made from?
In 'gsm' - grams per square metre.
Not, technically, the same as paper thickness, but obviously correlated. The heft of the paper. European art papers are traditionally generally around the 300gsm mark. Asian papers historically tended to be lighter, 100 to 200 gsm.
Papers with a higher GSM tend to have more opacity, i.e. you see less through them.
What is the surface texture of the paper?
We divide this into six groups. We go by the appearance of the actual paper and not what the manufacturer might label the box with!
What is the white tone of the paper?
These days almost all papers are microporous coated - meaning they'll accept inks from both dye based and pigment printers well.
In years past, some papers had a swellable coating - designed to give a greater life to prints with dye based inks but this approach has fallen out of favour.
What ink type (dye and/or pigments) can you use with the paper?
Also, if using pigment inks and you have a choice, should you use the Matte Black or Photo Black ink?
Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?
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