Tara Materials Partners with LexJet on the Fredrix Canvas Line
Tara Materials Inc. has entered into an exclusive partnership with LexJet, based in Sarasota, Fla., to distribute the Fredrix Print Canvas line.
The partnership allows Tara Materials to concentrate on its U.S.-based manufacturing and better serve Fredrix Print Canvas customers with
LexJet's enhanced customer service and nationwide distribution.
"The basis of our relationship is our expertise in manufacturing joining LexJet's expertise in sales, customer service and distribution," says Mike Ecker,
general manager, Tara Materials Inc. "It's really a perfect fit. We can focus on our core abilities, allowing us to make product improvements, while
LexJet's customer focus and ability to deliver product in one day will be a huge benefit to our customers. You put those together and you've got
one dynamic partnership."
The exclusive distribution agreement is effective April 3, 2013, when all Fredrix Print Canvas will be stocked throughout LexJet's nationwide
distribution center network. The agreement covers customers in the U.S. and Canada, who will now work with LexJet directly for all their canvas
and canvas finishing needs.
Moreover, the two companies will begin jointly developing new inkjet canvas products – compatible with aqueous, solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable
and latex inks – to address every potential application and market need for their customers, from fine art reproduction to interior décor.
"For almost 150 years Fredrix has been the standard in the art market. It is an honor for us to partner with a company and product that has such a
unique, rich history and a reputation for quality and workmanship in its canvas," says Alex Ried, LexJet product manager.
Fredrix Canvas was founded in 1868, and was the first true cotton-based artist's canvas to be produced in the U.S., rather than imported from
Europe. Acquired by Tara Materials in the 1960s, the company has been a leading innovator, bringing inkjet-printable canvas to the market in the
early '90s and continuing to improve its product line in step with the latest ink and printer technological advances.
Founded in 1994, LexJet has also been a leading innovator in the digital imaging market, developing and bringing the first reverse-print inkjet-
printable polycarbonate to market, LexJet Clear. Since that time, LexJet has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of digital imaging products for its
customers, and carries top brands that address each aspect of the digital workflow.
LexJet will provide all Fredrix Print Canvas customers with free and unlimited product and technical support, a 30-day money-back guarantee, a
personal customer specialist dedicated to each customer's needs, one-day, flat-rate shipping to most of the U.S., and more.
Fredrix Print Canvas, the worlds leading manufacturer of print and artist canvas since 1868, is pleased to announce that Mutoh America, Inc. has
included Fredrix Print Canvas products as part of their recommended media list.
The Fredrix canvas products tested performed extremely well and are compatible with all of the ValueJet printer models and ink sets. Mutoh tested on
both the Select 901SJ matte and Artisan 901SGSJ semi-gloss Fredrix products on the ValueJet 1624 64”eco-solvent printer.
New Fredrix Print Canvas Warehouse in Belgium Now Open
Fredrix Print Canvas is strengthening its ties to the European market by announcing a new warehouse in Rekkem, Belgium that is now fully stocked
You can now purchase from an inventory of Fredrix inkjet and solvent/UV curable canvas rolls priced in Euros, available for delivery from local freight and
parcel companies. By greatly improving cost and delivery times throughout Europe, Fredrix products will be more readily accessible to the fine art, decor
and other markets for canvas media.
Following a successful appearance at the Paperworld show in Frankfurt, Germany this past January, Fredrix continues its outreach to the European
audience in May at the FESPA Digital show in Hamburg where new products and additional information about Fredrix Print Canvas can be
Fredrix Print Canvas Launches 2 New Aqueous Canvas Products
Fredrix® Print Canvas is pleased to announce the launch of two new products to enhance its aqueous canvas line, Regent 901RG and Crystal 901VWR.
The Regent 901RG is the premier product of our aqueous canvas line, offering a high gloss finish with the best results for Dmax, color volume and resolution.
The superior glossy coating allows for printing with both pigment and dye based inks, a true universal canvas ideal for photographic and fine art reproduction.
It is available in roll widths from 17” to 60”
The Crystal 901VWR was created in response to the many requests for a canvas product similar to our highly praised Vivid 777VWR but with added texture.
The Crystal 901VWR answers these requests with an easily top coated surface and medium texture that are perfectly suited for Fine Art reproductions, Wall
Décor and more. Crystal is available in 17” to 60” roll widths.
"We are delighted to be able to offer these two new product additions to our customers” states Mike Ecker, Director of Fredrix Print Canvas. “Both Regent and
Crystal will provide high end photographers, artists and art publishers the ability to produce a long-lasting, fine quality image on canvas with consistency roll
You don’t need to live near the ocean to care about it. That’s the message behind a world famous ocean
muralist’s efforts to inspire thousands of students around the nation to show off their art skills — and their concern
for the future of our ocean planet.
Marine life artist Wyland, teaming up with the upcoming Disneynature motion picture OCEANS, Volvo Cars of
North America and Fredrix Artist Canvas will inspire more than 10,000 students, grades 5-8, across the nation
for Earth Day to create life-size ocean murals, as part of community campaign to raise awareness for ocean
conservation. The goal of the movement, organizers say, is to inspire students everywhere to develop a better
understanding of the ocean through art, science, and creativity. “Children are fascinated by the ocean no matter
where they live,” says Wyland, who is best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals around the
world. “This campaign not only provides them with artistic tools to express their interest in marine life, but the murals
share that message with communities that have a direct impact on these resources.”
More than 300 classrooms will each receive a 50-square foot Fredrix artist canvas, art lessons based on national
education standards and a DVD with breathtaking footage from OCEANS for artistic inspiration and an
instructional how-to-paint-the-ocean video by Wyland. Wyland currently hosts “Wyland’s Art Studio,” an
ocean-theme art instruction series for adults on PBS.
A contest will be held among the participating classrooms. The class whose mural best expresses the beauty of
the ocean world and the need to protect it will receive a grand prize from Wyland, Fredrix Artist Canvas and
Disneynature’s OCEANS. The first 300 teachers to respond will be invited to participate in the contest.
Deadline to RSVP is April 5, 2010. Winners notified April 28, 2010.
Eight-City West Coast Tour
To celebrate Environmental Education Week, the Wyland Foundation, Disneynature’s OCEANS, and Volvo
Cars of North America are bringing the “One Ocean, One Planet” mobile education tour to eight lucky middle
schools on the West Coast, April 5-22. Touring ensemble includes the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning
Center, a 1,000 square foot biodiesel powered mobile theater / science center and the “One Ocean, One Planet”
Volvo Art Car, a teacher supply vehicle wrapped in the image of the Wyland designed stamp for the United
Nations 50th Year Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Exhibit transportation
provided by National Van Lines. Artists, conservationists, and scientists from the U.S. National Atmospheric
and Oceanographic Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuaries will host on-board tours of the Clean
Water Mobile Learning Center and discuss the relationship of inland and coastal communities to the ocean.
Students will have the opportunity to paint a collaborative ocean-themed mural featuring coral reefs with tips
and guidance from local artists. Topics will include protection of watersheds, marine life conservation, and the
relationship of art, photography and film to understanding our oceans.
Tour Cities include:
• 4/5 Seattle
• 4/7 Portland
• 4/9 Sacramento
• 4/12 San Francisco
• 4/13 San Jose
• 4/14 Fresno
• 4/16 Ventura
• 4/22 Anaheim
Fredrix Print Canvas Launches New Solvent Jet Canvas
Fredrix® Print Canvas is pleased to announce the launch of ENCORE (901GSJ), a new solvent jet canvas
created for those who demand the finest results in fine art reproduction.
The Encore 901GSJ is a glossy medium textured poly/cotton blend canvas that sets the standard for DMAX,
color volume and resolution. “Our goal with Encore was to raise the bar on performance for canvas used in the
Fine Art market” said Mike Ecker, Director of Special Products. “At Fredrix®, we have been creating the world’s
finest quality canvas products for more than 140 years, and we have utilized our expertise to meet a growing
need in this market segment for a truly fine art canvas for digital printing” he adds. Encore is designed for use
with solvent based inks and is available in roll widths ranging from 54” to 64”
Fredrix Print Canvas Launches New Satin Inkjet Canvas
Fredrix® Print Canvas is pleased to announce the launch of PEARL (901SWR), a new satin water resistant
The 901SWR Pearl is a medium textured poly/cotton blend canvas with a satin/pearl appearance that outputs
a fast drying gloss finish. With a large color volume, excellent d-max and high definition, Pearl is a perfect fit for
printing photographic images and detailed art reproductions.
Pearl is designed for use with aqueous based inks and water based top coats, available in roll widths ranging
from 17” to 60”.
Fredrix Print Canvas Featured at Disney Earth Premiere
Fredrix® Print Canvas has continued its partnership with world-renowned environmental artist Wyland by
unveiling a monumental work of art for Earth Day inspired by DisneyNature’s landmark first film, “Earth”. The
4,000-square-foot image was revealed at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California on April 18th for the
film’s U.S. domestic premiere.
The100-foot long image printed on Fredrix® wide format mural canvas was created by Fredrix® Print Canvas
and Astek Wallcovering Inc. The printed mural was incorporated into the design of the theater interior allowing
filmgoers an opportunity for the first time ever to walk through a Wyland work of art.
In keeping with the “green” elements of this project, Astek Wall Coverings printed the image with the new
eco-friendly Durst 320 UV Curable printer using soy based, 100% VOC free inks. The image, entitled “Earth:
the Blue Planet” was created by Wyland originally as a 4’ x 7’ oil painting and depicts two humpback whales
to represent the fragile balance that supports the cycle of life on Earth.
Wyland has been painting on Fredrix® artist canvas for many years and it was his first choice to select wide
format canvas from the digital media arm of Fredrix® for this project. “Fredrix® Print Canvas was chosen for its
consistent quality and its ability to display the bold colors which best represented the original” states Wyland.
Fredrix Print Canvas Launches New 777 Vivid Inkjet Canvas
Fredrix Print Canvas is pleased to announce the launch of 777 VIVID, a new level of inkjet canvas that boasts
quality and consistency from roll to roll.
The 777 Vivid, formerly 777BWR, has been reformulated with a new ink receptive coating that sets the standard
for color and DMAX. The easily top coated surface and smooth texture are perfectly suited for Fine Art
Reproductions, Giclees, Photography and more. As with all Fredrix water resistant canvases, the 777 Vivid is
designed for pigmented inks and water-based top coats with sizes available ranging from 17" up to 60" widths.
Fredrix Print Canvas Announces New Solvent Semi-Gloss Canvas
Lawrenceville, GA - July 1, 2008 - Fredrix Print Canvas is pleased to announce the launch of a new solvent jet
semi-gloss canvas, the 901SGSJ.
The 901SGSJ is a cost effective new canvas formulated for use with the latest generation of solvent jet printers.
The specially designed top coat provides a wide color gamut and offers consistent photo quality imaging
available in assorted widths and sizes.
Create high-end P.O.P banners, posters, roll-up displays, décor art and trade show graphics with added
profitability. The Fredrix solvent semi-gloss canvas allows you to utilize the digital technology of today with
our history of making the finest in art materials for more than 140 years.
For more information, visit www.FredrixPrintCanvas.com or call 1.800.241.8129 ext. 175 For international
inquiries, call +1.770.963.5256 ext. 160
Tara Materials, Inc Announces New Fredrix Inkjet Canvas Product
(Lawrenceville, GA - June 4, 2007) - Tara Materials, Inc., makers of the internationally acclaimed Fredrix® Artist
Canvas, is pleased to announce the 777BWR, a new level of Inkjet Canvas for Fine Art Reproductions, Giclees
The Fredrix® 777BWR Polyflax/Cotton blend offers a smoother and brighter canvas compared to those available
in the current market. As with all Fredrix® water resistant canvases, the 777BWR is designed for pigmented inks
and water-based top coats with sizes available ranging from 17" up to 60" widths. This new product was recently
selected by world renowned pop artist Romero Britto to be used as part of a commissioned art work in celebration
of the King Tut exhibition returning to London, England later this year. For more information, visit
www.FredrixPrintCanvas.com or call 1.800.241.8129 ext.175
Tara Materials (Lawrenceville, GA), makers of the world famous Fredrix® Artist Canvas, is pleased to announce
a new SolventJet Canvas for Fine Art Reproductions, Wall Mural and up-scale Retail Signage.
Fredrix® 901SolventJet Glossy Canvas: Our famous Polyflax/Cotton blend. Now available with a specially
designed top-coat to give a wider color gamut and better dot control in 54" & 60" widths.
Excellent printing results on Mimaki®, Roland®, Mutoh®, VUTEk®, NUR®, Scitex® and other solvent-based
machines. Please visit www.fredrixprintcanvas.com or call (800) 241-8129 ext. 175 for further details.
Tara Materials (Lawrenceville, GA), makers of the world famous Fredrix® Artist Canvas, is pleased to announce
new widths in our Mural Canvas range for Fine Art Reproductions, Wall Mural and up-scale Retail Signage.
Fredrix® 901Solvent Canvas: Our famous Polyflax/Cotton blend. Now available in 30"& 126", as well as 54",
62", 72" widths.
Fredrix® 1008Solvent Canvas: Our most popular100% Polyflax Canvas. Now available in 61", as well as 80",
98" & 126" widths.