Marly, Switzerland & Avon, CT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ILFORD, a leading developer and manufacturer of professional quality media for inkjet printing, graphic arts and colour photographic processes today announces that it is expanding its OMNIJET range of commercial wide format offerings with the introduction of three new professional canvas products. The latest additions to the ILFORD OMNIJET line up offer robust, stretchable canvases that feature solid dimensional stability and great print performance to satisfy output needs from gallery wraps for decor, to POS display and signage for tradeshows.

Compatible with the latest generation of wide format printers, the new line up of fast drying and water resistant canvases includes a Bright White 335gsm and a Natural White 380gsm offering for solvent and eco-solvent printers as well as a 345gsm aqueous canvas. All three are compatible with Latex inks.

“The demand for commercial canvases only continues to grow. With clients seeking more control over the aesthetic appeal of the media surface, these new OMNIJET canvases for the commercial market will help printers meet and exceed the expectations of their clients,” said Jane Dixon, Director of Global Marketing for ILFORD Imaging. “The superb handling and finish of the products combined with the versatility of the range and economical price point, will allow printers to present a tailored, value-for-money solution for their most demanding client.”

The three new ILFORD OMNIJET canvases include:

OMNIJET Bright White Solvent Canvas 335gsm

OMNIJET Bright White Solvent Canvas is a PVC-free, 100% cotton canvas with a satin finish for use with solvent and eco-solvent printers. With excellent colour reproduction and low bleed for sharp edges, this canvas is ideal for décor, point-of-sale and commercial displays utilizing high impact imagery. Its superb handling and finishing characteristics combined with an economical price point ensure this canvas provides excellent value-for-money. The bright white tint ensures dense colour reproduction for high impact graphic displays. The Bright White Solvent Canvas is available in 20 metre long rolls that accommodate 36”, 42” and 60” printer set-ups.

OMNIJET Natural White Solvent Canvas 380gsm

OMNIJET Natural White Solvent Canvas is a cotton/polyester blend canvas that is free of Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) for a stable natural white tint and semi-matt finish for use with solvent and eco-solvent printers. Ideal for décor, fine art prints, portraits and commercial displays, this canvas offers excellent colour reproduction and image quality to give a true fine-art look to solvent prints, belying its competitive price point. The Natural White Solvent Canvas is available in 18 metre rolls and varying widths from 36”, 42” and 60”.

OMNIJET Production Canvas 345gsm

OMNIJET Production Canvas is a matt finish cotton/polyester blend canvas with a 1:1 weave. Designed for use with aqueous pigment wide format inkjet printers, this product is also Latex compatible. With a high opacity, excellent image reproduction and low bleed characteristics, this canvas offers an outstanding price/performance ratio making it ideal for decorative and commercial applications such as signage, exhibition graphics or point-of-sale displays. With no edge-cracking when tested at a 90° angle, it is perfect for mounting or framing, as well as digital photo prints. Available in 24”, 36”, 42” and 60”, all Production Canvas rolls are 18 metres in length.

For more information on these new ILFORD OMNIJET canvas products, or to place an order, please contact


ILFORD OMNIJET wide format media is designed specifically for the commercial marketplace, for use with wide format inkjet printer systems from all the major manufacturers using either aqueous dye, pigment, solvent, eco-solvent or latex inks. The range consists of display films, canvas products, screen print films, vinyl products and photo papers, which all carry FSC® (C107238) or PEFC certification where appropriate.