Thursday, April 22, 2010

Inkjet printing on fabric: LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth

We recently acquired some new material to print on!

In addition to canvas, cotton rags, photographic paper, and other art papers, we now have a lightweight fabric to add to our list. If you're an artist or photographer who uses lightboxes to back-light your artwork, you might be interested in trying this out.

The LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth is a polyester fabric that serves as a great substrate for giclees—the test prints we've made with the archival pigmented inks from our Epson 9880 44” Stylus Pro inkjet printer have shown fantastic rendering of fine image details.

Want to see some other uses for it? Check out this informative article on Studio LexJet's website on the landscape photographs of Leslie D. Bartlett, printed in scroll and folding screen format on the Water-Resistant Satin Cloth.

Here's some more information about LexJet's Water-Resistant Satin Cloth, taken from their website.

LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth is a lightweight, water-resistant, wrinkle-resistant, tear-resistant polyester fabric that produces excellent image quality. It has quickly become a popular option for photo exhibitions, trade-show graphics, P-O-P displays, and décor art.

LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth has been used in retractable banner stands, art-gallery exhibitions, table skirts, window shades, flags, privacy screens, and dozens of other applications. This cloth is a great alternative to traditional backlit films, because the colors really pop when prints on Water-Resistant Satin Cloth are lit from behind.

It also feels soft and luxurious and is easy to hang and transport. As its name implies, this cloth is highly resistant to water (particularly with pigment inks).

The coating can hold high levels of ink saturation for richer, more brilliant color on the ultra-white base polyester cloth.

LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth works with dye or pigment inks.


  • Ideal for retractable banner stands, table skirts, window shades, gallery wraps, and art tapestries
  • Lightweight, easy-to-hang, frame-free alternative for exhibition prints
  • Smooth, bright-white, wrinkle-resistant fabric that provides excellent image quality

We already know that Jeff Wall's large format photographs look fantastic on lightboxes.

Jeff Wall, After "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue (2000)
via C.K.H.

Photo by Underpuppy

Do you wonder how your artwork would look on backlit LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth?...


  1. Nice guide! thank you!/I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.
    Canvas Art Prints

  2. Printing on to canvas will be a new idea here.

    Print on to Canvas

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