PHOTO & ART

Photos/ posters

Perfect moments and breath-taking art belong on equally perfect and brilliant print media. Sihl print media for photo and poster printing get the best out of every motif and turn pictures into real eye-catchers. The extensive assortment ranges from premium photo paper to all-rounders and are available in rolls and format.

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PRINTABLE PREMIUM PHOTO PAPERS FOR PHOTO AND POSTER PRINTING DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER

Images printed on Sihl inkjet photo paper are brilliant, sharply defined and intensely colourful. The unique coating of the polyethylene-coated photo papers ensures high resolution prints with brilliant colours and excellent edge sharpness. The spectrum ranges from high end premium paper for sophisticated art reproductions and the presentation of photographic works of art to reliable the all-rounder for high volume production.

Depending on the application and intended use, photo papers are available in different thicknesses, finishes (glossy photo paper or silk matt photo paper) or with specific certificates, such as FSC® or Fogra.

SURFACE COATING OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER ENHANCES THE EFFECT OF THE IMAGE

Photographers and artists want to arouse emotions with large printed pictures and achieve a very particular effect with viewers. The surface and feel of a photographic paper play an important role here. The Metallic Pearl photo paper is the star of the Sihl Masterclass range in the high gloss photo paper sector and amazes with its unique mother-of-pearl effect. It is ideal for reproducing glossy or shimmering motifs, such as jewellery or car paintwork. In the "Black & White" category, the Sihl baryta photo paper impresses with a special surface finish for black and white timeless motifs. With Lustre photo paper for photo albums, pictures can be impressively presented.

PRINTABLE PHOTO PAPERS FOR PHOTO AND POSTER PRINTING ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

The right photo papers are also available for the industrial large scale production of photos and posters. With a strong price / performance ratio, with best runnability characteristics and brilliant printing results, photo and poster papers are available for all standard large format inkjet printing systems and in diverse roll sizes.

 

 

Art Prints

The printing of artistic works and private motifs is always an emotional thing, especially when it comes to creating a personal environment. Sihl offers high quality print media for art prints (canvases or artist papers) which, in combination with professional inkjet printing systems, make a very special impression.

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CANVAS PICTURES AND ART PRINTS IN MUSEUM QUALITY - MEDIA FOR ART PRINTS

Sihl supplies many print media for art prints. The high quality inkjet coating of the fabric or paper base materials guarantees a colourfast print that features brilliant colours, wide colour gamut and high black densities. With SIHL MASTERCLASS, Sihl provides top photographers, designers and artists with the best of the best in the field of art prints. The highest image quality and stability guarantee prints that offer a visible and tangible added value. "Made in Europe" ensures high safety, production and logistics standards.

PRINTABLE CANVASES AND PAPERS FOR HIGH-QUALITY ART PRINTS

The range extends from polyester/ cotton blended fabrics with different structures, from printing media for coated cotton paper to premium artist papers, which are Fogra-certified due to their freedom from acid and the durability of the paper as per ISO 9706.

All of them have the optimum material properties for each application. Canvas fabrics that are mounted on wooden frames must be free from stress whitening - even under difficult conditions, e.g. when used on automatic framing systems. A canvas used in highly frequented environments (hotels, restaurants, offices or business premises) must be waterproof and/or splashproof.

Value added photo products

This way photos and pictures are worth "more". Printed as photo wallpaper, a gift photo on pillow cases, a mobile phone cover or a cup. Particularly popular are unique moments such as baby images or holiday motifs, printed on acrylic glass or aluminium dibond as special decorations .Sihl has the right print media for added value photo products.

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PRINT MEDIA FOR ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS - DIGITALLY PRINTABLE WALLPAPER OR PRINT MEDIA FOR COLOUR SUBLIMATION

In this category, Sihl offers digitally printable wallpapers and transfer papers for sublimation transfer to produce added value photo products. This can be used to create individually printed textiles, photo gifts and photo wallpapers. Whether a baby’s bib with a photo of your darling, a special mug for Mother's Day or the photo wallpaper as a highlight of the interior design - many creative ideas can be implemented.

Sihl offers wallpapers and papers with which these end products can be produced using the standard inkjet printing and transfer systems. Either using direct printing (digitally printed wallpapers) or dye sublimation with transfer papers. The high quality and very good runnability these print medias guarantee smooth, efficient production, even with the smallest print runs.

BRILLIANT COLOURS AND ROBUST SURFACES - PRINT MEDIA FOR ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS

Whether using direct printing or sublimation printing, brilliant and robust printing results are required in both cases. The printable wallpapers of Sihl’s design2wall collection are compatible for all ink systems (waterbased, solvent, latex or UV) and, with their special inkjet coating, they ensure brilliant colours and good scratch resistance of the print. They are dimensionally stable and can either be hungusing a standard non-woven wallpaper paste or  for the case of the Prepasted version is simply activated with water. Compared to the traditional application of pasting the wall a time saving of 30-40 % can be achieved.

Printing with the dye sublimation process also provides brilliant and intensive colours for printable textiles, which are particularly tough and durable due to the transfer and encapsulation of the colour pigments in polyester coating or fibres.

WHAT ARE ADDED VALUE PHOTO PRODUCTS AND HOW ARE THEY MADE?

Added value photo products are everyday objects or design objects that photography adds a personal touch to.. Today, you can print photos on many materials with different printing and transfer techniques. The market for added value photo products is booming like no other. Printable wallpapers, cushions, cups, deckchairs, parasols or puzzles - the end consumer wants to be surrounded by photographs in all spheres of life. An individually designed photo book alone is no longer enough. Above all, the large online platforms show consumers what they can do with their photographs and what added value they then offer.

Many products can be produced by direct printing with corresponding inkjet printing systems, such as photo wallpapers. For the design of living and highly frequented public spaces (restaurants, offices, wellness areas in hotels) there are latex ink systems produce odourless and environmentally friendly prints.

Transfer printing can be used for flexible textiles and hard substrates for high quality results. Home textiles and photo gifts such as mugs, puzzles or notebooks can be produced by transferring colour pigments onto the base material with a robust, scratch-resistant and weather-resistant surface.