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 901RG Regent Glossy Canvas – Fredrix 901RG Regent Gloss Canvas is a 19-mil, bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave that renders an expansive color gamut and incredible Dmax. This canvas is the perfect choice for fine art or decorative gallery wraps that require a glossy finish and dries instantly using dye or pigment inks.

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.

From Banners to Canvas, the All-new LexJet FlexTek Can Do It All

Looking for a multi-functional material that performs for a variety of uses, from canvas to banners and beyond? The new LexJet FlexTek PVC-free, non-woven technical fabric can do it all for a wide range of both indoor and outdoor applications.

Available in both 200g SUV and 170g aqueous versions, FlexTek is finished with a slight texture that looks and feels like traditional fabric. With great tear strength, it can go from grommeted banners to stretched canvas wraps to pole pockets for multiple signage possibilities, including outdoor use (short-term outdoor with 170g aqueous). Plus, with no plasticizers, you get consistent results that you can rely on.

Starting at $0.35 per square foot, FlexTek a versatile, budget-beating, environmentally friendly option.

Product Highlights:

  • PVC-free (no plasticizers) and recyclable with a wide range of post-use options
  • Multi-functional material so you can carry less inventory
  • Comparable to canvas, fabric and other banner materials
  • Cuts clean with no fraying like a fabric
  • Grommetable, stretchable, stitchable
  • Images look great from a distance or up-close

Watch the video above to learn more, and give a LexJet print specialist a call at 800-453-9538 to learn more ways that LexJet FlexTek can work for you.

Now Available: Cézanne Canvas by Hahnemühle

LexJet now offers Hahnemühle Cézanne 100% Cotton Canvas 430g, a natural white 100% cotton canvas that is OBA-free. The latest addition to the Hahnemühle canvas fine-art line is acid-free, archival and classified as museum-grade based on the stringent requirements of galleries and museums (ISO 9706 standards).

This new heavyweight canvas provides a wide color gamut and has exceptional elasticity, which makes it ideal for gallery wraps and stretcher frames, like GOframe. It has a matte finish that is compatible with aqueous inks.

Cézanne Canvas is available in 24″-x-16.4′; 24″-x-39′; 44″-x-39′; and 60″-x-39′ rolls.

For more information on Cézanne Canvas, download this data sheet or call your LexJet sales representative at 800-453-9538.

LexJet’s Cosmic Eclipse Sale: $21 on Select Media Rolls

Events like this come around once in a lifetime. That’s right: It’s the LexJet Cosmic Eclipse Sale, where select rolls of media are just $21 for a limited time!

Just like the total eclipse of the sun, this offer won’t last long. Shop online or call a LexJet rep at 800-453-9538 today, Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern only.

This sale features more than 65 of your favorite products in various sizes, from photo papers and canvas to adhesive vinyl and wallcovering, and much more, while supplies last.

There hasn’t been this much excitement about a complete blockout since LexJet unveiled its Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner. This opaque banner material is a 15mil, water-resistant aqueous-compatible product that offers 100 percent opacity – totality, if you will. And it’s just one of the Cosmic Sale items you’ll find for just $21 today!

Don’t miss our biggest sale ever! Head over to the Eclipse Sale product page a 12 p.m. Eastern to view the list of $21 rolls or search with the keyword “eclipse” to find eligible products.

March Offer: Pick 3 HP Media Rolls & Get 1 of Them Free

Starting this Wednesday, choose three rolls from a select list of eligible HP large format media products, and you’ll get a check by mail for the price of the least expensive roll.

You’ll find a wide variety of products that you use every day, including:

Stock up now and be ready for your next retail, event, decor or trade show project. Limit two rebates per customer/address. To get all the details and terms and conditions, and to request your rebate, go HERE.

To be eligible, all products must be purchased together on one receipt. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery of your rebate check.

Super Roll Sale! Save 51% for 51 Hours on Tons of Products

Just in time for the big game, we’re kicking off our 51-hour sale* with 51% off select rolls of media, laminates and adhesives from your favorite brands: LexJet, HP, Kodak, HEYtex and many others.

Check out the Super Roll Sale page to see which of the following products are on deck for big savings, including:

  • Adhesive Vinyl
  • Banner
  • Bond & Coated Paper
  • Canvas
  • Fabric
  • Film
  • Fine Art Paper
  • Laminates, Adhesive, & Backers
  • Photo Paper
  • Wallcovering

Our Super Roll Sale starts Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 a.m. EST and wraps up on Sunday at 11 a.m., just in time for the pre-game show.

Get shopping now at LexJet.com/SuperRollSale

*Sale applies to select sizes only while supplies last; discount applied to full retail price; 30-day money-back guarantee on all products