printing Tag

I have just changed the name of my little studio - the old registration was due for renewal and the government wanted money to let me enjoy myself. I decided to do so without their let or hindrance.Pity about the pile of older business cards. No good now - I chucked them in the bin.But what options for new ones? Fortunately in the Pages program that live in my iMac computer there is a selection of self-print business cards. One is termed a "Modern Photographer" ...

The dear old AP Darkroom kit is back in stock.Everything the budding photographer needs for 35mm or 120 film development - and with a bit of imagination the 4 x 5 newbie can also develop sheet film.The kit includes an AP tank with reels, graduated cylinder, thermometer, stirring rod, developing trays, tongs, and film-drying clips.$ 130 is all it costs - you'll need to get a Paterson or Glanz dark bag for film loading if you're going to use the tank and if you want to do tray developing you'll need to go to Bunnings and get a room full of dark. You can get rooms full of dark from IKEA too, but you have to assemble them with little Allen keys and your fingers get tired half-way through.Note we also have lots of Ilford chemistry now to develop black and white film and paper....

There are 6 finished prints in the Permajet display folder here and you're welcome to come inspect them. You can scoff at the images themselves as they are taken from my own studio, but the printing of them is pretty flawless.I'm still not sure whether the Ultra Pearl 275 is charming or just weird, but the colour is superb. And the Titanium Lustre 280 is an eye-opener as far as detail on monochrome images goes.I shall be spending some of my own discretionary money on the larger boxes of these - and trying to wangle some of the fine arts ones as well.One thing is evident - the Epson inks in the 3880 and 3000 are perfect for these papers....

Okay, you know what I'm talking about.You get engaged, or turn 21, or get married. And you have this party, and people bring lame presents. Some of the presents are fondue sets and some of them are little wire carriers with 6 sherry glasses in them. You watch over the years as the sherry glasses gradually diminish - they crack or break - until you are down to that last one glass.It will never break. It could be used to peen over the end of an armour-piercing shell...

The stack of pancakes you see here is composed of Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss inkjet paper - these are the A2 size.A2 is perfect for the larger Epson printers - the 3800, 3880, 4900, 7900, 9900, etc, and I suspect that Canon and other printers that are big enough would be perfect. All it needs to do is print to 22" wide and away you go.We wish that this paper stack would go - it is making it hard to see all the other Ilford papers in stock. Time to take action.Right. Normally we sell this size and surface at $ 115 for a 25-sheet box. Let's slash that price to $ 69 and clear the floor! Saul's orders. Come on down and take it away - 290 gsm professional-quality gloss for unbeatable detail in inkjet images. No surface disruption to confuse the resolution of the finest lenses.First come, first served - when the stack runs out that's it....

Those of you who print out your images on inkjet paper for inclusion in physical albums are probably acutely aware of the need to select those albums with care. We all remember the toxic photo albums of the 70's and 80's that engulfed and digested our postcard colour prints. Sticky pages...