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Ilford Ilfotex Self Adhesive Fabric

Ilford's Self Adhesive Fabric - perfect for exhibition wall installs, signage & other creative applications.

24in by 30m Roll (sku: PILIT_3001400) $299.00
36in by 30m Roll (sku: PILIT_3001401) $359.00
44in by 30m Roll (sku: PILIT_3001402) $525.00
Ilford Ilfotex Self Adhesive Fabric Master Image
Ilford Ilfotex Self Adhesive Fabric Master Image

Description

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 say:

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.

  • Water resistant & instant dry
  • Compatible with dye, pigment, UV cure and latex printers
  • Ilford Ilfotex Repositionable Photo Textile - a 275gsm 42" (106.7cm x 30.0m) adhesive paper
Construction - Textile

Construction

Textile

Substrate - Polyester

Substrate

Polyester

Paper Weight - 275 gsm

Paper Weight

275 gsm

Surface Texture - Textiles

Surface Texture

Textiles

White Tone - White

White Tone

White

Optical Brighteners? - No

Optical Brighteners?

Specifications

Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Construction
    Textile

    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.

  • Substrate
    Polyester

    What is the paper base made from?

    Possibilities include:

    • Wood Pulp - the most common and cheapest
    • Alpha Cellulose - the best part of wood pulp, separated. Generally tested as archival as cotton etc
    • Cotton - the most common fine art paper fibre
    • Bamboo - an ecologically friendly alternative to cotton
    • Mulberry & more - many other plant fibres can be used to make archival paper
  • Paper Weight
    275 gsm

    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.

  • Surface Texture
    Textiles

    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!

    • Matte - smooth and texture
    • Gloss - semi, gloss, and high gloss
    • Double Sided - special case papers that are printable to full quality on both sides.
  • White Tone
    White

    What is the white tone of the paper?

    • Cool White - a paper with a distinctly cool (blue) tone
    • Bright White - A paper that is brighter than non brightened papers, but not overly cool
    • White - a natural clean white tone for an art paper - most Photo Rag papers fall here
    • Warm - a distinctly warmer, creamier paper
    • Pearlescent - a distinct warm grey tone (generally found only with metallic papers)
  • Coating
    Microporous

    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.

  • Compatible Inks
    Pigment Inks (use matte black)
    Dye Based Inks
    Latex Inks

    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?

  • Paper Type In Driver
  • Optical Brighteners?

    Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?

    More on this here.