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Drytac's giclee coating recommended for use with Fredrix canvas

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Richmond, VA, - Drytac's aqueous coating for fine art and giclee prints has been approved for use with the Tara Materials's Fredrix inkjet canvas to improve appearance, durability, flexibility and fade resistance.   The EnduraCoat Giclee aqueous coating was tested on fine art prints done on Fredrix 777 Vivid Canvas in customer field tests.

Delia Bradford Fine Arts in Carmel, CA is a print shop specializing in photography and fine art reproduction.  The shop uses a wide-format Canon IPF series printer and an Epson 9800  to print on Fredrix canvas and then liquid coats the prints using Drytac's AFC1600 aqueous flood coater and EnduraCoat Giclee coating. 

"We've had extremely marvelous results coating Fredrix canvas using our AFC1600 and the EnduraCoat Giclee coating," says Delia's Fine Art Co-owner Rick Forschino. "Liquid coating adds flexibility to the canvas to prevent cracking," says Forschino. "It also adds a gloss and scratch resistance to the prints, he adds.

EnduraCoat Giclee contains a blend of acrylic and non yellowing urethane polymers to give coated prints flexibility.  The giclee coating also contains UV absorbers and light stabilizers to increase durability and increase fade resistance for giclee prints.  Drytac's EnduraCoat Giclee is available in gloss or satin matte finishes. 

Coatings in Drytac's EnduraCoat aqueous coating line can be applied by hand with a roller, paint pad, airless sprayer or brush as well as with Drytac's AFC aqueous liquid coaters.




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