The centerpiece of our catalogue. from our flagship Lyve to the unparallelld Production matte, these are the staples upon which we built our reputation. For the humble, the heroic, and everything in between. Explore with the expectation fo discovery.
A uniquely printerly media- we developed our line of fine art papers expressly to blur the distinction between original and reproduction. Tactile and tasteful. Redefine what you say with how you say it.
You picked a solvent printer because you prize speed, efficiency, and durability. Shouldn’t your print media give you the same? Breathing Color for Solvent, Latex, and UV - add a little backbone to your bottom line.
Print your own wallpaper and adhesive backed signage, create a modern mural or design stickers with exceptional resolution. An imaginative collection of offerings from Breathing Color and Dreamscape. Word of caution: flies off the shelves and sticks to everything.
We understand sometimes technical jargon can be confusing. Please take a look at this guide for a layman's approach at the characteristics of our product line. If you have questions you don't see answered here our sales and customer support team are here to help.
Base Composition: What is the base material (before inkjet coating) made of? Examples could include 100% cotton fine-art paper or a 65/35 poly-cotton blend canvas.
Texture: What is the texture of the base material? How deep are the grooves?
Finish: Is the media matte, satin, or glossy?
OBA Content: Does the material contain Optical Brightener Additives? These are chemicals which cause the media to look brighter white in the presence of UV light. For more information check out our article https://blog.breathingcolor.com/optical-brighteners-in-prints/
GSM Weight: How heavy/substantial is the media? Measured in grams per square meter (GSM), this is technically a measurement of area density.
Caliper: What is the thickness of media? Measured in mils (a mil is 1/1000th of an inch; nothing to do with milimeters).
Opacity: How opaque (see-through) is the media?
CIE L*a*b* (F7/2): What is the white point of the media? This is measured in CIELab. The L value is the Luminance on a scale from 0 (black) to 100 (white). The 'a' and 'b' values measure Chrominance (how colorful) with 0 being neutral. For more information check out https://www.xrite.com/blog/lab-color-space
Gloss Level: How shiny is the media? A more specific measurement than "Finish" because not all "Glossy" or "Matte" are the same. Measured in Gloss Units.
Core Diameter: Indicates the inside diameter of the roll's cardboard core. Often a printer's spindle will be designed to accept a specific core size and will have removable adapters allowing it to accept both 2" and 3" core sizes. Breathing Color uses special Padded Core technology for aqueous canvas rolls to maximize yield, allowing you to print to the very end of the roll whereas non-padded cores would cause waste.