Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Inkjet NEWS & Tips - December 2010

...from InkJetArt.com

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM A SAVVY LADY
By Royce Bair, founder of InkJetArt.com

My wife is a fan of Martha Stewart. Linda subscribes to Martha’s magazine, Martha Stewart Living, follows several of her blogs, and makes many of her purchases based on Martha’s advise --as do millions of other women in America. This is one savvy woman.

So, when Linda showed me Martha’s digital photography equipment recommendations from her monthly lead article ("From My Home to Yours") in the November 2010 issue of Living, I was “forced” to take notice. But my macho skepticism turned to respect when I noticed that much of her equipment, and the reasons for using each item was similar to what I was already doing in my professional work. I concluded this woman either has good judgment or great advisers, or both; and making me want to consider the other things I was missing in my own workflow… Read more here:

http://www.inkjetbuzz.com/blog/index.php/site/2010/12/
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NEW INKJETART CATALOGS AVAILABLE

We’ve published a printed catalog of our products that you can now hold in your hand (it’s not just on the Web anymore). And it’s FREE!  Order online:

http://www.inkjetart.com/cart/catalog-c-1832.html
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CANSON INFINITY SALE ON 3 FEATURED PRODUCTS:

Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm - 15% Off
http://bit.ly/ebTYxd

Rag Photographique 310 gsm - 15% Off
http://bit.ly/fD0lFY

Baryta Photographique 310 gsm - 15% Off
http://bit.ly/hybfzR

Please call (1-800-777-2076) in your order to obtain this discount.

All three papers carry on the great Canson tradition of over 500 years of paper making excellence. All are internally buffered to resist gas fading and acid-free to avoid paper degradation. Both rag papers are free of OBA’s (Optical Brightning Agents) to ensure consistency of shades for generations.

Platine Fibre Rag is the combination of the premium 100% cotton Platinum paper that Canson has supplied for many years to the original Platinum and Platine photographic market, with the latest microporous coating, making the traditional darkroom paper now available for your digital printing.

Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel, due to the addition of natural minerals to the process. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market.

Baryta Photographique is a true Baryta paper developed for inkjet technology. It consists of an alpha-cellulose, acid-free pure white paper with the same barium sulphate coating as for traditional silver halide and a premium inkjet colour receiver layer. Baryta Photographique offers the look and aesthetic of the original darkroom baryta print and complies with the ISO 9706 standard for maximum longevity. This museum grade photo paper shows excellent black density and great image sharpness, making it ideal for black and white photography.
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ROLAND’S METALLIC SILVER INK WINS VISCOM BEST OF 2010 AWARD

Dec. 7, 2010 - Irvine, Calif. Roland DGA Corp. announced Tuesday that the company’s Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink received the Best of 2010 Award at Viscom Frankfurt, held recently in Germany… Read more here:

http://bit.ly/gGSGuc

Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX is the industry’s first metallic silver eco-solvent ink from a major inkjet printer company, formulated specifically for use with Roland’s SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT and VersaCAMM VS series of inkjet printer/cutters.

This unique ink can be used to create vibrant silver text and graphics previously impossible with any inkjet printer. Metallic Silver can also be combined with CMYK to create an entire spectrum of metallic hues including gold, bronze and a host of pearlescent colors. It is ideal for showcasing premium stickers, window decorations, labels, packaging prototypes, POP displays, signs, banners, posters, decorated apparel and more… Read more here:

http://www.rolanddga.com/products/inks/silver/
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EPSON PRINTER REBATES UNTIL DEC. 31, 2010

13” R1900 - $200 off via mail-in rebate
13” R2880 - $250 off via mail-in rebate
44” SP9890 - $890 off via mail-in rebate
64” SP11880 - $1,000 off via mail-in rebate

http://bit.ly/fMMSa2 or call: 1-800-777-2076
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CANON 12-COLOR PRINTER REBATES UNTIL DEC. 31, 2010

24” iPF6300 - $700 off via mail-in rebate
24” iPF6350 - $750 off via mail-in rebate
44” iPF8300 - $1,000 off via mail-in rebate

http://bit.ly/hnI3k3 or call: 1-800-777-2076
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BLUE HAWAII - CHANGING MOODS with ‘RAW’ FILES

Photographing in RAW can give you many future options for changing the mood of your photos, allowing you to create new markets for your prints. If you’re not shooting in RAW, you’re missing half the fun, and throwing away your DNG (Digital Negative)!
Romantic, 'Blue Hawaii'
Changing day to night: This romantic evening view of a tropical beach was originally a daytime photo… Read more here:

http://bit.ly/f1L964
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FAST DRY MATTE CANVAS: DISCONTINUED
REPLACED BY: PREMIERART GENERATIONS CANVAS

PremierArt Generations Matte Canvas is on a poly/cotton (65% Poly/35% Cotton) canvas base with a 2:1 weave for excellent stretching properties and added strength. This canvas comes with a bright white, photo grade base. It is 19 mil thick and has a weight of 350 gsm. The new coating technology yields the highest D-Max of any canvas product available in the market today.

Generations Canvases are compatible with all Epson, HP and Canon aqueous based pigment inks. They are also compatible with PremierArt’s Eco Print Shield protective coating allowing the canvas to be stretched without cracking, increasing the life of the image.

http://www.inkjetart.com/cart/index.php?cPath=1_796_813_2031
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COMPARING MOAB LASAL PHOTO MATTE & EPSON ENHANCED MATTE

One of Epson’s most popular photo matte papers has always been their Enhanced Matte, now sold as “Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte”. It’s an inexpensive paper that produces brilliant colors and extremely rich blacks (high D-Max) --almost as well as some of the premium photo glossy papers.

The only thing this Epson paper lacks is the ability to print on both sides. This is where the Moab Lasal Photo Matte 235 gsm paper fills the bill. This paper performs much like the Epson paper (with very similar specs), and it is double-sided --all for only about 30% greater cost.

http://bit.ly/g85aAT
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MOAB’S OLDEST & MOST POPULAR FINE ART PAPER: ENTRADA RAG

If you like Epson’s Enhanced Matte and Moab’s Lasal Photo Matte, but you want just a little more “fine art” weight and “tooth”, without sacrificing image quality, then Entrada Rag is your choice.

Entrada 190 Bright is a 100% cotton rag paper (verses Lasal’s alpha-cellulose base), and it is about 50% thicker (15.5 mil, 190 gsm). It’s also available in an even thicker 300 gsm, 22.5 mil weight: Entrada 300 Bright.

If you are a conservative fine art printer, Entrada Rag also comes in a “Natural” non-brightened (no OBA’s) version.

http://www.inkjetart.com/cart/papers-moab-c-1_6_858.html
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PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR INK JET PRINTS

InkJetArt carries five coatings for protecting your ink jet prints:

1. PremierArt Print Shield
2. Moab Desert Varnish
3. Hahnemuhle Protective Spray
4. PremierArt ECO
5. Clearstar

Items 1 through 3 are protective varnish “solvent” coatings that can be used on paper prints (matte or glossy, photo or fine art papers) and on canvases. These products do very little to change the appearance of your prints if you use only 2 to 3 light coats. All three come in 400ml aerosol spray cans (PremierArt Print Shield and Desert Varnish are also available is non-aerosol bottles). PremierArt Print Shield is the only one of the three that has certified testing behind it (improving print longevity); however, all three show the same ingredients on the label (Desert Varnish is about 3% cheaper than the other two).

Items 4 through 5 are ONLY for use with canvas prints. These coatings provide more physical protection for canvas prints than do the solvent coatings.

http://bit.ly/fSPiDu
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