Framing Canvas Prints: An Excellent Gallery Wrap Alternative

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When printmakers think about canvas, they tend to think about stretching.

This traditional process requires that the printmaker either pays someone to stretch the canvas for them, or takes on the training to learn how to stretch.

It is possible, however, to produce canvas prints which can can be turned into beautiful framed prints without stretching. And, because canvas doesn’t have the same needs as a paper print, it can be displayed without any glazing (glass) for an exciting, unique look.

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How to Configure Printer Settings for Third-Party Papers

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In the digital age, we are fortunate to have a bounty of wonderful inkjet papers to choose from.

These papers range from glossy, luster, metallic and baryta photo papers, to fine art cotton watercolor and canvas matte.

A few of the choices include OEM papers offered by printer manufacturers such as Epson and Canon, as well as third-party (non-OEM) papers produced by companies such as Breathing Color.

Color-managed applications like Photoshop and Lightroom, in conjunction with quality ICC printer/paper profiles, pave the way to achieving good prints.

Producing an optimal print, however, requires proper configuration of an array of printer driver settings for each particular paper.

Use this guide to get up and running with your own third party paper printing.

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How to Properly Handle and Store your Fine Art Media

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Proper print handling and media storage is a critical and often overlooked component of the fine art printmaking workflow, as it will protect the integrity of the media to ensure that it remains at its maximum potential from start to finish. Developing proper habits for storing and handling media in your production environment will result in less damaged and wasted material, helping your business to keep its costs under control.

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Announcing the BC Forum. Come one, come all.

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Come one, come all….the Breathing Color Forum is now open for discussion!

The BC Forum was developed so that all of our customers, partners, and friends from all over the world have a single place to communicate both with us and with one another about everything related to printmaking.

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i1 Pro 2 Hands On Review

Calibrating your screen and profiling your printer are extremely important for the professional workflow. It’s also important to have a reliable device that will make the calibration accurate and easy. We had the pleasure of testing the newest product of the X-Rite family: The i1Photo Pro 2.

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Customize Your Epson Print Settings with just ONE Click


Are you tired of being forced to use generic settings that are already built into the Epson print driver? Do you wish there was a way to store your media specific settings to quickly and easily recall later? Believe it or not, but there is a way to do it, and it’s already available with your current driver! Follow this quick guide to see how you can setup your own customized settings and use them later with just one click…

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Must Listen Interview with Martin Bailey: Author of “Making the Print”


Martin Bailey is a Tokyo based nature, wildlife and portraiture photographer, sharing his photographic life experiences, as well as tips and techniques, via a weekly Podcast and Blog. Martin has recently created an eBook titled “Making the Print-Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer”. I had a chance to chat with him via a Skype video call, and he touches on various tips, tricks, and techniques for photographers and print makers.

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