The major influence in Landor Phototex and what makes it stand out is first and foremost in its unique adhesive but also in the quality of its print result .
Landor Phototex self adhesive fabric is permanently re-movable, repositionable fabric when applied to any smooth non porous surface. Landor Phototex is printable with virtually any ink technology. Its most popular is Inkjet, using Pigment, Solvent, Eco Solvent, UV and latex inks. Wide format of course makes the size and application endless in possibilities. As well as a non residue adhesive, this in itself is very difficult to achieve because most glues harden and stiffen, and permanently bond over time. Landor Phototex adhesive does not. Special pre- and post manufacture treatments also ensures its reliability and stability, incuding exposing it to high heat and cold to remove any imperfections in the fabric.
Inkjet coatings usually need to be quite dense in order to produce a vibrant looking printed image. Most fabrics cannot achieve this because the flexibility of coating is critical in fabric constructions. This is again where Landor Phototex remains flexible, and bonded well with ink, coatings, and adhesives provides the most reliable, durable, stable adhesive & fabric, – Reposition as many times as you like, virtually anywhere – indoor or outdoors.- with Landor Phototex.
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Metro Imaging work with leading contemporary artist to create a unique wall design at Oval Space
Over 30 years of experience and expertise in the creative market has seen London’s Metro Imaging work with some of the world’s most inspirational photographers. Metro recently worked with Seecum Cheung, artist and arts curator for Oval Space in East London, to create a large scale project space in the entrance lobby using Landor Phototex, a unique self adhesive fabric wallpaper.
Seecum Cheung designed the artwork using gold as her theme, whilst she explored the link between commerce, surveillance and seduction. Focusing on the idea of the captured image as a valuable resource for companies and governments in consumer analysis – hence drawing parallels between the values of gold and data.
The project was very successful and a delighted Seecum Cheung commented “As data collection is ingrained into our everyday lives, enveloping audiences in images of surveillance using the subtle intentions of wallpaper was important to the concept though I was hard pressed to find a material that would deliver the print quality that I required. I also needed it to be affordable whilst limiting damage to the walls, and due to time constraints it needed to be easy to install.
“My sponsors at Metro Imaging presented Landor Phototex to me and instantly we agreed that it was the perfect material to use. We installed it over in less than 24 hours and were greatly impressed by the results.”
Steve Mcleod, director at Metro Imaging said “For some time we have had requests from artists for a photographic material that could be utilised as an immersive product particularly relevant to installation and constructed spaces.
In-line with our solutions based attitude at Metro Imaging we investigated various options and found that Landor Phototex had all the qualities that we were looking for. The product was of the quality we expect in producing high end photographic works and could be utilised in a way that was able to uphold aesthetic scrutiny as well as being a robust product able to withstand wear and yet have a low impact on site location.
The material has an excellent tonal range and has a direct synergy with the photographic materials that we commonly use, as we strive to offer more options and to expand the possibilities that photographic imaging can deliver it is a welcome addition to our services.
About Metro Imaging www.metroimaging.co.uk. Metro Imaging is the UK’s leading professional photographic lab, committed to providing the highest standards of service and excellence to the photographic industry. With over thirty years of experience of the imaging industry, we have the ability to adapt fast to marketplace changes consistently offering innovative and unique services. Our comprehensive exhibition services, utilising oneto-one production management by expert technicians, printers and framers means we can cover every aspect of image production, including a full in-house service, from concept to final installation.
In addition to our walk in premises in EC1 we have Metroprint; taking Metro Imaging’s high-level of investment and expertise online and available to all photographers. This service is designed around a growing number of photographers who want remote expertise and 24 hour ordering at very affordable prices. Of course traditional, specialist printing services will always remain central to Metro’s business but Metroprint makes everything customers have always liked about Metro; good colour management; top end machines, genuine black and white prints on black and white paper, available 24 hours via the web.
Artist Lucie Conoley’s paintings map the urban heartland of London.
Increasingly artists have sought to re-imagine the way we use maps, to make them less of a tool and more of a statement. London artist Lucie Conoley has made a name for herself by creating personalised maps of the city streets.
Her bespoke maps range from postcards and canvases right up to large format murals. Each of these reproductions can document the life of a person in their area and showing special places or significant moments in people’s lives.
Most recently Lucie was commissioned to provide a large 1.5 metre x 7 metre mural which was inkjet printed on Landor Phototex.
Lucie commented “I wanted to use a material that complimented the texture and feel of my canvas prints, Landor Phototex is a fantastic product, just perfect for what I need.
“It’s so easy to apply and allows me to extend the range of surfaces and applications my work can be used for.”
Lucie Conoley – artist
I’m mapping my way around the world here, one little town at a time.
Annual BA Graphic Design Communication exhibition at Chelsea College of Art & Design
“Having student final year submission deadlines at the same time as installing an exhibition means critical turnarounds and anything that shaves off time is a bonus for us.
This year we decided to use Landor Phototex because of its many qualities such as its compatibility to our printers and inks, translucency, quick to trim and hang (and re-hang), fantastic colour and creative possibilities like full layouts straight on the wall with captions and the ability to make giant stickers and cut-outs.
We are now spoilt by Landor Phototex having now seen the quality and versatility plus to take down the show it took as long as it does to pull it off the wall – which is instant!
There’s no way we will go back to using wallpaper and paste, board mounting and even resorting to carpet tape.”
David Barnett – Digital Media
Specialist Technician at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London at University of the Arts.
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