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Keith Cooper’s printing and paper articles and reviews

Printer and paper reviews, along with articles about making better prints.

Where to start? Better photography through printing your photos

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  • A personal health warning about paper reviewsA personal health warning about paper reviewsWhy you should be wary of paper reviews. Reviews for specialist inkjet photo printing papers may contain lots of measurement data, but paper choice is about so much more than that. There are so many other aspects of your photographic workflow that need looking at too.
  • Paper review PermaJet Ultra Pearl photo paperPaper review PermaJet Ultra Pearl photo paperReview of a tough bright white pearl finish photo paper from PermaJet, with a surface texture that can hinder casual copying of prints
  • Do your prints have depth?Do your prints have depth?What is 'Depth'? How do you describe your photo prints? Or, more to the point, how do I actually know what you mean and how can I be sure?
  • Paper review: Innova Cold Press Rough Textured Natural WhitePaper review: Innova Cold Press Rough Textured Natural WhiteFine art Paper review of Innova Cold Press Rough Textured Natural White (IFA-13) tested on an Canon iPF8300
  • Printing greyscale images and removing unwanted colour tintsPrinting greyscale images and removing unwanted colour tintsAddressing problems with black and white printing. Some subtle changes in print colour casts with lighting changes, and removing colour tints from monochrome prints.
  • Paper review Innova Decor papersPaper review Innova Decor papersPaper review of Innova heavy matte textured double sided Decor papers IFA-24 and IFA-25, tested using the Canon iPF8300.
  • A solution to the CS5 ‘no color management’ problemA solution to the CS5 'no color management' problemA solution to the CS5 'no color management' problem. Potential difficulties with printing if you want no colour management. The free Adobe Color Print Utility is made for printing profiling targets with colour management turned off.
  • How should I go about Colour ManagementHow should I go about Colour ManagementAn introduction and overview of colour management. Why it matters if you want to improve the editing and printing of your photographs
  • Epson Digigraphie – a sign of fine art prints?Epson Digigraphie - a sign of fine art prints?The announcement of the UK launch of Epson's 'Digigraphie' programme in the UK. A set of standards and certification for printmaking
  • Will your prints sellWill your prints sellWho will buy your photographic prints and does it matter if you like the prints yourself? Why would anyone buy your work.
  • Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 infoStylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 infoThe Stylus Pro 9890 and Stylus Pro 7890 replacements for the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 and 7880 - large format printer information and updates.
  • Three new Epson LF printersThree new Epson LF printersThree new Epson large format printers announced at Photokina 2010
  • CMYK – beyond the inkjet printCMYK - beyond the inkjet printAs a photographer with work in books and magazines, it helps to know the basics of large CMYK printing and how it affects the reproduction of your images. A guide for photographers
  • CMYK for photographersCMYK for photographersThere is usually no good reason for photographers to work with CMYK images. Article looks at some of the things you need to consider if you need to use CMYK.
  • Software update – ImageNest 3Software update - ImageNest 3Update note for version 3 of ImageNest - print layout software that uses OEM printer drivers. The ImageNest RIP page layout software is updated to provide improved layout and image nesting options for large printers.
  • Black and white photo printingBlack and white photo printingKeith Cooper is interviewed about his approach to printing his black and white photography. Extended version with additional notes and information from a printed magazine article.
  • BowHaus True Black and White reviewBowHaus True Black and White reviewBowHaus True Black and White review. Black and white specialist printing software for Canon iPF large format printers. Offers full ink control and linearisation.
  • JetMaster canvas print display system reviewJetMaster canvas print display system reviewEconomical mounted canvas prints, for demonstrations, exhibitions where a good looking 'box frame' is required without traditional stretching and mounting.
  • Canon iPF6300 reviewCanon iPF6300 reviewCanon iPF6300 review, testing the imagePROGRAF iPF6300 24 inch large format printer, for colour and black and white fine art printing.
  • Canon iPF6300 arrives for reviewCanon iPF6300 arrives for reviewA Canon iPF6300 24" large format printer is delivered for our review. Small enough to fit on the back seat of a car.

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