Technical Information and ICC Profiles
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Box Identification Chart
How do I know which version I have?
Phototex Opaque Versions
Printing & Surfaces
Info on Different Inks & Surface Applications
The Best Way to Install Our Material
Technical Fire Rating information
Terms & Conditions
Registered business information
- Do not use the Opaque versions on glass, metal and vinyl – please use the original versions.
- Do not cut the overlap when using UV inks and “Opaque” Phototex as you may see a white line from the cutting. Opaque is a block-out intended to not have to overlap mid-cut and butt the overlap.
- Do not use rubbing Alcohol to clean walls when using Opaque as there is a chance it can react to the opaque coating (bubble) – just use warm damp rag to clear dust.
- Use a plastic or cloth squeegee when installing the Opaque versions as hands may leave bubbles, especially on texture surfaces.
- Always allow 30 days on a freshly painted wall before installing (paint out-gasses).
Product Performance & Suitability
All of the descriptive information and recommendations for the use of Landor Phototex products should be used only as a guide.
Furnishing such information and recommendations shall in no event constitute a warranty of any kind by Landor Phototex.
All purchasers of Landor Phototex products shall independently determine the suitability of the material for the purpose for which it is purchased. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective. Neither the seller nor manufacturer shall be liable either in tort or in contract for any loss or damage, direct, incidental or consequential (including loss of profits or revenue) arising out of the use of or the inability to use the product.
No statement or recommendation not contained herein shall have any force or effect unless in agreement signed by officers of seller and manufacturer.
FAQs & Tips
We recommend our clear coats or liquid lamination coatings when you need extended life, or protection of your prints especially if outside, or in heavy traffic areas. It is always best to liquid laminate while Phototex is still on the liner, however if you do need to liquid laminate after installation it is advised to be very careful not to liquid laminate to the edges as the liquid can seep around the edges and attach to the adhesive. We do not usually recommend film laminates but some thinner, cold laminates can work on flat surfaces.
Yes, you can kiss-cut or contour cut the material with a high steel blade (carbide) or sharp blade. Slow the speed down some if needed and turn on over travel.
Aqueous box has Green tape and a Orange core and Solvent has blue tape and a White core.
Yes, based on widths up to 60” and lengths of 30.5 to 45m only. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an inquires. Min order may apply.
Phototex is not currently offered in sheets but on demand we can arrange conversion to special order only.
To date the only thing we found that works is Phototex itself. We sell discounted 24″ odd length rolls that you can use as transfer tape. Email me for any additional questions at email@example.com
You need to wait at least 30 days after a wall has been freshly painted as the paint needs to out-gas. Otherwise, you will get veins, bubbles and tunnels from the paint out-gassing.
Most of our profiles can be found on ColorBase
Just in – EPSON P9500 with Onyx –
7600 Matte Black (onyx)
7600 Photo Black (onyx)
7900 Matte Black (onyx)
7900 Photo Black (onyx)
9600 Matte Black (onyx)
9600 Photo Black (onyx)
9800 Photo Black (onyx)
9800 Matte Black (onyx)
9900 Matte Black (onyx)
9900 Photo Black (onyx)
RGB – 7900/9900 Settings
– Allow whatever software you are printing with to manage colors
– Use the Photo Tex EP7900 (or 9900) UCHDmk_1400 profile
– In the printer’s dialogue screen, select Roll Paper, Watercolor Radiant White, Matte Black ink, Color Mode Off (No Color Management), Super Photo 1440 dpi, Super Microweave checked, High Speed Unchecked.
– Color density set to -18 (-20 results in a slightly faded image, -15 results with a bit of pooling in darker than middle gray tones), 5 for drying time.
1. Matte Black – Velvet Fine Art (preferred if you have a choice)
2. Photo Black – Luster 250
4880 – Try the Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
USE NO PROFILES
SETTINGS: ULTRA SMOOTH FINE ART ,COLOR – MATTE BLACK ,COLOR DENSITY – 30%
DRYING TIME 5 SECONDS, PAPER FEED – 0, SUCTION – STANDARD PAPER THICKNESS – 3
MODE – CUSTOM, GAMMA – 2.2, COLOR CONTROLS
BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, SATURATION, CYAN (–O), MAGENTA (+5), YELLOW (-5)
Epson Surecolor T7000 – Using Enhance Matte setting seems to work wonderfully.
Epson COLORBURST (4800/7800/9800/6000S)
GS6000 Colorburst 9.3.3 Rip Profile : USE – Generic Vinyls – Adhesive Vinyls – Generic – Quality 1 – Bi-D – 1440×720 VS – 8P
Photo Tex is now HP certified for the Latex Printers – see their ICC profiles at:
PhotoTexS_HPL26500_792_CAL600 V9.2 may need to extract the profile (.calpatch file) from the zip before installing
***Please change heat setting to 190 Degrees or no more than 200 degrees on the L310/330/360/365/560/570***
HP L310/330/ 360 – otherwise try: HP matte adhesive vinyl profile, color looks great thru Onyx using Default CMYK as the input ICC & poster color as the rendering intent. While testing the roll further, ended up settling on 200 degrees for the curing temp at 10 pass.
Other Z series Settings to try:
1. HP Hahnemhle Textured Fine Art Paper (brightest red, darkest black)
2. HP Professional Matte Canvas
3. HP Premium Instant Dry Gloss Photo Paper
MUTOHVJ-1638X for Photo Tex Solvent
MUTOH FALCON1. CALENDERED VINYL SETTING HEATER 50 CELSIUS 2. LUSTER HEATER 50 CELSIUS 3. SEMI-GLOSS HEATER 50 CELSIUS
ENABLE CUT: May need to open Media Explorer just double-click on the profile name and an edit window will pop-up.
***** Use a 60 degree Carbide Blade for best contour cutting results ****
Both the dual CMYK and the 6 color Below VS640. The 6 color would be loaded with CMYK, light cyan, light magenta and another Magenta & Cyan. The files are named as VS-640, but they cross-load with the 540 size as well. These are both for VersaWorks. Built in version 4.9.1, you should run the updater if at a lower version for those to come in ok.
Solvent (ONX – Onyx) (CAL-Caldera)
2020 – Photo Tex OPAS TRUE VIS VG 540-560 (versa works 6) CMYM & CYMKclmlkOr(8c)
Also printers like :
VP300 & VP540 – ORAJET 3640 MATTE WHITE paper setting we heard of very good results. MCVP Matte Calendared Vinyl on the 540 series also works well..
Roland GX Plotters – Carbide Blade 60 degree – Speed 7. Force 100. Turn on over travel. Keep sharp knife.
Canon ipfx100 printers (5100, 6100, 8100, 9100). – Try the Canon plain paper premium plain paper 80
Canon ipf6450 – “CANON FINE ART ENHANCED VELVET 225G” and printing by using File > Print , Printer manages Color, Color Space RGB, under Color use “Matching > Driver Matching Mode. Under Color: sometimes increase the Brightness +20 and the Contrast +20, but that may just be due to the digital file I’m printing.