The Big Picture - November 2013 - (Page 34)

Sourcing Specialty Media More than 130 producers of fabrics, wallcoverings, fine-art media, magnetics, transfer papers, and other specialty media. Ultraflex UltiMa Pro fl Matte (Ultraflexx.coM) When it comes to competition, confidence can be key. In order to be confident, of course, it always helps to look better than the rest, and typically having the latest and greatest supplies on hand is one way to do that. Your shop can be confident in competition and help your client’s graphics look their best through a nontraditional approach to output. Utilizing specialty media is one such approach. By recommending and specifying the client’s graphics be output onto, say, fabric or canvas, you’re allowing their project to stand apart from the competition. To aid your shop in taking such an approach, we’ve assembled the 2013 specialty media sourcelist for your perusal. Here you’ll find companies that offer printable fabrics, fine-art canvas and media, direct-print magnetic media, dye-sub transfer papers, wallcoverings, and other specialty media all designed for wide-format output. Companies are listed alphabetically, and we’ve provided an overview of samplings from each company (for a complete product roster visit the company website). For quick reference, we’ve placed graphic icons adjacent to each company to indicate its specialty-media mix: 34 THE BIG PICTURE November/December 2013 n = Dye-sub transfer papers l = Fabrics u = Fine-art media (photo papers and materials) 6 = Magnetic media : = Wallcoverings s = Other specialty media Note: For purposes of this sourcelist, we’ve only listed primary producers, manufacturers, and converters of specialty media for wide-format, as well as companies that have their own branded media. We’ve not listed distributors/dealers who are selling other companies’ media. Nor have we included more traditional media (see our September issue for rollfed vinyls, films, and selfadhesives) or rigid substrates (see October). http://www.ULTRAFLEXX.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - November 2013

The Big Picture - November 2013
Wide Angle
Up Front
Graphics on the Go
Business + Management
Industry Roundtable: Analyzing the Market
Outstanding Out-of-Home
Sourcing Specialty Media

The Big Picture - November 2013