Hotels Are Becoming Fine Art Spaces — But Where Do They Buy Their Art?

Queen Elizabeth sits serenely with eyes closed in a giant photograph — perhaps meant to lull viewers to sleep. Her portrait is not on display in a museum, rather, she hangs in the lobby of London’s Churchill Hyatt Regency, part of a growing trend of hotels that are using artwork to create a unique and memorable experience for their guests. But where do hotels buy their art?

Whether a Hilton, Hyatt or Marriott, these franchises must all meet branding specifications set by a parent company. Art selection, on the other hand, is usually determined by an architect or interior design team hired by the hotel owner. There are also Boutique Hospitality Art Consultants who negotiate with working artists to create custom art packages for hotels.

Art consultancies will often locate artwork from local artists through area art galleries for global placement in luxury hotels around the world. One way for local art galleries to stay informed is to partner with the American Society of Interior Designers Association. This partnership helps galleries get an inside track on current and upcoming interior design projects.

Sometimes these design projects require high-volume and quick turnaround and that’s where digital print technology comes in. Galleries and designers look for quality substrates such as Fredrix Canvas to reproduce museum quality work for their guestroom art pieces. Artists know they can trust their work to Fredrix because of their 150-year-old legacy of making fine canvas products in the U.S.

Fredrix 777VWR Vivid Matte Canvas – is an 18-mil, bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. This water-resistant canvas is the smoothest of the Fredrix aqueous canvas line, making it the perfect choice for highly detailed, photographic, decorative gallery wraps on canvas.

Fredrix 901SGSJ Artisan Semi-Gloss Canvas – A poly/cotton blend, 2-over-1 canvas is specially engineered to create beautiful prints with the latest solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, providing a wide color gamut, exceptional Dmax, and a consistent, subtle texture.

For more information on Fredrix Canvas offerings, call 800-453-9538 to speak with a LexJet sales representative or visit lexjet.com to purchase Fredrix Canvas today – available exclusively through LexJet.

Celebrate Fredrix’s 150th Anniversary with 15% Off

Fredrix has been making top-of-the-line art and print canvas for 150 years, and we’re celebrating with 15% off* four favorites:  Fredrix 901VWR Crystal Matte Canvas, Fredrix Artisan Semi-Gloss Canvas, Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas and Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV through May 30. These products are available only through LexJet.

Fredrix has been the premier manufacturer of fine quality canvas for printing and painting since 1868. With 150 years of experience, Fredrix brings a vast understanding of canvas manufacturing, has stringent specifications and offers a wide range of canvas products including:

  • Fredrix 901VWR Crystal Matte Canvas, a bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Compatible with aqueous inks, its expansive color gamut and incredible Dmax make it the perfect choice for fine art or decorative gallery wraps that require a smooth yet subtle texture.
  • Fredrix Artisan Semi-Gloss Canvas, a poly/cotton blend canvas with a 2-over-1 weave.  It is specially engineered to create beautiful, acid-free prints with the latest solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, providing a wide color gamut and a consistent, subtle texture.
  • Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas, a OBA-free, poly/cotton blend canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Easy to work with for stretching, mounting and framing while providing printers a subtly textured canvas that is compatible with aqueous inks.
  • Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV, a bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Compatible with solvent, low-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks, this canvas is ideal for decor, fine art and photo reproductions.
Stock up on these popular canvases now and get 15% off*! Offer ends May 30.
To order online, click the product links above or contact your LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

*15% discount is off of MSRP; pricing at LexJet.com reflects discount; while supplies last; some restrictions apply

Get into Digital Wall Décor with Avery Dennison and LexJet

Designers, agencies, architects, businesses and DIY enthusiasts are following the personalization trend to create stunning, stylish and custom interior spaces. Take advantage of the growth and opportunity in digital décor printing with Avery Dennison Wall Films.

These wallcoverings carry the Avery assurance of quality and offer a variety of textures including canvas, stone and natural stucco. They have a unique liner that makes installation a snap. There is no need for primer, and the films provide complete opacity and coverage. 

Choose from:

Experience reliable print performance with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV curable inks.

We are here to assist you in profiting from the Avery Dennison Wall Film Series with marketing and technical support. For more information, free samples, or to order, give us a call at 800-453-9538.  Our LexJet printer specialists are here to help.