Reliable sources of media

This report is extremely helpful for the fact that it lists companies who make, coat, or design inkjet media. You can save hours of time by having this list at hand because it annotates some of the entries, so you know which are the more reliable media companies. This initial list is primarily for water-based dye inks and water-based pigmented inks. This is not intended to cover substrates for UV cured inks or for solvent inks.

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    March 2006

Evaluation of inkjet media for wide format printers

In order to enlighten consumers about the various inks and colorants available, FLAAR will provide evaluations with the goal of distributing quality data. These evaluations provide both objective and subjective information in an attempt to provide both raw data, and also realworld experiences that help explain and clarify the results. The evaluations try to be as comprehensive as possible while allowing a variety of RIPs. Our purpose is to give knowledge to the consumers. With this knowledge they will be able to make informed decisions and as a result there will be more satisfied customers.

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    May 2003

Glossary of wide format inkjet media

This report contains a comprehensive glossary of jargon and other confusing terms associated with wide format inkjet paper. Professor Hellmuth has dedicated himself to making arcane digital imaging hardware and software understandable to the general public. Preparing a glossary is a key ingredient in his long-range program of education. Don't let manufacturers hide behind jargon. Go behind the hype to learn what each media is actually supposed to do. Knowing the meaning of the jargon is a good first step to removing the mumbo-jumbo that surrounds large format digital imaging. Many media companies make great products which will enable you to produce wide color gamut, good color balance, and overall a sellable print which will keep your clients coming back for more. To become a savvy buyer, it helps to arm yourself with factual information in advance.

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    July 2004

Frequently asked questions on media

This report contains frequently asked questions on Wide Format Inkjet Media. There is a list of the most notorious horror stories of disasters with inkjet media. Many of the people who related these stories lost their clients, and some companies went effectively bankrupt due to poor taste (or wrong choice) in inkjet media. We can't save you from making your own wrong decision, but we can sure provide warnings, advice, tips, and suggestions so at least your chances of survival are higher than people who don't read FLAAR reports. We maintain running lists of the problems that people write to us about. These primarily go into the Survival Series, since they are often printhead related. The present report covers situations related to inkjet canvas, photobase, coated bond, and all the synthetic inkjet materials.

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    May 2003

Suggested media for signs, posters and banners

When you ask about which media and inks to select, it's tough, because every special need has different requirements. Every machine has different media and some won92t work on some printers. If you are an owner or operator of an in-house graphics department, quick-print, or do POP, tradeshow graphics or any kind of sign, poster, or banners, this report would be helpful for you.

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    April 2003

Inks colorands for large format printers

Some of the better large format inkjet printers will print on almost any material though most inkjet printers can print only on 93media.94 93Media94 is any paper or synthetic or fabric material that has been treated with a thin layer of receptor powder to handle the inks used in standard inkjet printers. If you choose good media you can get impressive museum quality prints. If you select the wrong media you can cause head-strikes that will destroy your piezo printheads (they cost $530 per head to replace; requires a service call to do it). Thermal printheads, in distinction, are less prone to self-destruct. Part of FLAAR92s staff holding print from our ColorSpan Displaymaker XII. This print is now on permanent exhibit at our university.

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    September 2003

Selecting inkjet media

Some of the better large format inkjet printers will print on almost any material though most inkjet printers can print only on 93media.94 If you choose the appropriate media you can get museum quality prints of impressive quality. If you select the wrong media you can cause head-strikes that will destroy your piezo printheads (they cost $530 per head to replace; requires a service call to do it). Thermal printheads, in distinction, are less prone to self-destruct. Part of FLAAR92s staff holding print from our ColorSpan Displaymaker XII. This print is now on permanent exhibit at our university.

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    March 2006

BSS Beijing Sign Show 2012 media substrates manufactures distributors

BSS Beijing Sign Show 2012 media substrates manufactures distributors

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    June 2012

ISA 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2013

ISA 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2013

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    May 2012

Guangzhou Sign China Expo 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2013

Guangzhou Sign China Expo 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2013

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    April 2012

Honeycomb and Exhibitor List, APPPEXPO 2012

A compilation of the honeycomb and sandwich board media exhibitors at APPPEXPO Shanghai 2012.

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    August 2012

Media Exhibitor's List at DPES 2012

Media Exhibitor's List at DPES 2012 tradeshow in Guangzhou, China.

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    April 2012

DRUPA 2012 wide-format inkjet media substrates 2013

DRUPA 2012 wide-format inkjet media substrates 2013

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    June 2012

APPPEXPO Shanghai 2012 aluminum composite panel material exhibitor list 2013

APPPEXPO Shanghai 2012 aluminum composite panel material exhibitor list 2013

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    September 2012

SignAfrica 2012 honeycomb media sandwich board substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list 2013

SignAfrica 2012 honeycomb media sandwich board substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list 2013

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    October 2012

Sign Africa 2012 media substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list 2013

Sign Africa 2012 media substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list 2013

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    October 2012

Media and Substrates SGIA 2012

Media and Substrates SGIA 2012

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    January 2013

D-PES 2013 media substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list

D-PES 2013 media substrates manufacture distributor exhibitor list

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    March 2013

Media and Substrates at Sign Istanbul 2012

Media and Substrates: Honeycomb Sandwich Board, Aluminum Rigid Panels, Wallpaper Substrates, All Media & Substrates For any and all applications at Sign Istanbul 2012

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    April 2013

ISA 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

ISA 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

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    April 2013

ISA-2013 FLAAR Report wide format inkjet inks UV eco solvent latex disperse dye acid reactive pigment manufacturers distributors

ISA-2013 FLAAR Report wide format inkjet inks UV eco solvent latex disperse dye acid reactive pigment manufacturers distributors exhibitor list

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    May 2013

Sign China Guangzhou 2013 FLAAR Reports media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

Sign China Guangzhou 2013 FLAAR Reports media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

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    June 2013

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

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    August 2013

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report honeycomb media substrate

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report honeycomb media substrate

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    August 2013

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report aluminum composite media substrate

APPPEXPO 2013 FLAAR Report aluminum composite media substrate

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    August 2013

SGIA 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

SGIA 2013 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

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    December 2013

Sign Istanbul 2013 FLAAR Reports Media Substrates Manufacturers Distributors List

Sign Istanbul 2013 FLAAR Reports Media Substrates Manufacturers Distributors List

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    December 2013

FESPA 2013 FLAAR Reports Media Substrates Manufacturers Distributors List

FESPA 2013 FLAAR Reports Media Substrates Manufacturers Distributors List

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    February 2014

Dubai 2014 SGI 2014 Media FLAAR Reports

Dubai 2014 SGI 2014 Media FLAAR Reports

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    March 2014

D-PES 2014 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

D-PES 2014 FLAAR Report media substrates manufactures distributors exhibitor list

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    15

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    April 2014

Guangzhou Sign China Expo 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2014 FLAAR Report

Guangzhou Sign China Expo 2012 distributor manufature media material substrate exhibitor list 2014 FLAAR Report

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    May 2014

ISA 2014 media substrates exhibitor list

ISA 2014 media substrates exhibitor list

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    May 2014

FESPA 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports

FESPA 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports

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    June 2014

FESPA-2014-rigid-media-PVC-acrylic-honeycomb-FLAAR-Reports

FESPA-2014-rigid-media-PVC-acrylic-honeycomb-FLAAR-Reports

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    July 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part I

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part I

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part II

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part II

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part III

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part III

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part IV

APPPEXPO 2014 Media & Substrates FLAAR Reports Part IV

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Honeycomb Sandwich Board

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Honeycomb Sandwich Board

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Giclee Fine arts Part I

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Giclee Fine arts Part I

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Giclee Fine arts Part II

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports Giclee Fine arts Part II

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    October 2014

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports rigid media Aluminum Composite

APPPEXPO 2014 FLAAR Reports rigid media Aluminum Composite

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    October 2014

SGIA 2014 FLAAR Reports Media & Substrates Part I

SGIA 2014 FLAAR Reports Media & Substrates Part I

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    December 2014

SGIA 2014 FLAAR Reports Media & Substrates Part II

SGIA 2014 FLAAR Reports Media & Substrates Part II

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    December 2014

SGI-2015_FLAAR_Reports_media_substrates

SGI-2015_FLAAR_Reports_media_substrates

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    April 2015

D-PES 2015 media substrates inkjet ink FLAAR Reports

D-PES 2015 media substrates inkjet ink FLAAR Reports

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    June 2015

Media & Substate in APPPEXPO 2015

A tabulated FLAAR Report with information about companies that attended APPPEXPO 2015. This is the first part of the tabulated report.

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    July 16, 2015

Media & Substates in APPPEXPO 2015 Part II

The second part of the tabulated FLAAR Report on media and substrates with information about companies that attended APPPEXPO 2015.

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    July 16, 2015

Media & Substates in APPPEXPO 2015 Part III

This is the third installment of the tabulated FLAAR Report on Media and Substrates with information about companies that attended APPPEXPO 2015.

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    July 16, 2015

Aluminum Composite Material Exhibited in APPPEXPO 2015

This FLAAR Report encases the companies with Aluminum Composite Material that attended APPPEXPO 2015.

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    July 16, 2015

Giclee, FineArt and Wallpaper exhibited at APPPEXPO 2015

This report is part of the Media & Substrates series. In here you'll find Giclee, FineArt and Wallpaper companies exhibited at APPPEXPO 2015.

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    July 16, 2015

Honeycomb board for Signage & Decoration at APPPEXPO 2015

This report is part of the Media & Substrates series. In here you'll find companies that exhibited Honeycomb board for Signage & Decoration at APPPEXPO 2015.

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    July 16, 2015

ISA 2015 inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

ISA 2015 inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

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    July 2015

ISA 2015 Media & Substrates Wide Format FLAAR REPORTS PART1

ISA 2015 Media & Substrates Wide Format FLAAR REPORTS PART1

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    October 2015

ISA 2015 Media & Substrates Wide Format FLAAR REPORTS PART2

ISA 2015 Media & Substrates Wide Format FLAAR REPORTS PART2

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    October 2015

Sign Istanbul 2015 media substrate inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

Sign Istanbul 2015 media substrate inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

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    October 2015

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR-Reports PART I

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR-Reports PART I

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    November 2015

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR-Reports PART II

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR-Reports PART II

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    November 2015

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR Reports PART III

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR Reports PART III

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    November 2015

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR Reports PART IV

FESPA 2015 media substrates FLAAR Reports PART IV

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    November 2015

SGIA 2015 media substrate FLAAR Reports PART-I

SGIA 2015 media substrate FLAAR Reports PART-I

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    January 2016

SGIA 2015 media substrate FLAAR Reports PART-II

SGIA 2015 media substrate FLAAR Reports PART-II

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    January 2016

SGI Dubai 2016 Media and Substrates FLAAR Reports

SGI Dubai 2016 Media and Substrates FLAAR Reports

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    March 2016

SGI Dubai 2016 media substrate FLAAR Reports Part II

SGI Dubai 2016 media substrate FLAAR Reports Part II

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    March 2016

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-I

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-I

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    June 2016

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-II

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-II

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    June 2016

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-III

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-III

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    June 2016

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-IV

APPPEXPO 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports part-IV

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    June 2016

ISA 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports

ISA 2016 rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP giclee wallpaper FLAAR Reports

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    August 2016

FESPA Mexico 2016 FLAAR Reports inkjet ink rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP

FESPA Mexico 2016 FLAAR Reports inkjet ink rigid flexible media substrate honeycomb ACP

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    October 2016

SGIA 2016 inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

SGIA 2016 inkjet ink supply FLAAR Reports

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    26

Update:

    January 2017