Testing New Canson Papers

Burning the midnight oil at Indian Hill Imageworks!!! Just how many patches are in the icc. test target?…over 2,200!!

Stay tuned for my thoughts/ review on my first tests: Rives BFK and Arches Platine!

Now back to printing!

Viva la Revolution!

Stephen

Visiting Canson

This audioblog is a quick list of observations I made on my recent visit to Canson Distribution Facilities here in the US. In the coming weeks I will be reviewing their new offerings, 17 papers and canvases in all! Give a listen and stay tuned!

Below find a sample of images I made at their US facility…its over 140,000 square feet!!

Link to Canson

First paper I am testing…Rives BFK!

Photo Expo Plus 2008 Part 1

Yesterday was a VERY long day back and forth from Vermont to NYC for Photo Expo Plus… but it was well worth it. In the coming days I will be reviewing some of the products that intrigued and impressed me, as well as additional articles on those that DID NOT!

Upcoming articles will include:

Canson Papers….Canson has just released many beautiful fine art paper (18 I think) for the purposes of Inkjet printing. Two that really look amazing are Rives BFK and Arches Platine- both coated for inkjet!!…I will be testing both of these and more in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Hahnemule Papers….Several new papers and upgrades are in the works for this paper maker (hush hush) so I will post articles and results in the coming weeks.

Kodak….I FINALLY got my hands on some of the new Kodak Ektar film and had a great conversation with Scott DiSabato (Marketing Manger Kodak Professional Films). Based on this conversation and sample prints which were available I feel that this film is definitely worth looking at! I will start my testing TODAY so again stay tuned!

I also had a chance to look at many new camera systems and lens options as well as other photographic accessories…it is going to be a busy month! Stay tuned!

It was also great meeting FR readers yesterday and having the opportunity to talk with and in some cases look at your works!

Viva la Revolution!

On a final note: when in NYC try dinner at Artisanal (www.artisanalbistro.com)…the Parmesan Gnocchi slow-cooked in Pork Belly and root Vegetables was, how you say… AMAZING!!!

Unplugging Your Paper

I spend a lot of time testing and re-testing my materials so that when I need to make a print I can make it perfect the first time. One of the biggest difficulties with printing on uncoated papers is the paper getting plugged up (this a huge problem with the introduction in many new printers of 9+ inks…that’s a whole lot of fluid!) The solution can be simple (note: its not Pepto Bismol) so give this audioblog a listen!

Below: Hariku Example and Link to Test Target!!

The Nightmare Print

Every photographer has his or her own “nightmare” print story- some more than one! In this audio blog I discuss how I (Stephen Schaub) work through a nightmare print at Indian Hill Imageworks- give a listen!

Hariku Paper, “Cloud Dragon Paper”, as mentioned in the audioblog as well as the “Nightmare” Print.

The Stupid Things Photographers Say: Part Two- I Will Never Print On Canvas

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Real “men” print on canvas.¬†(Disclaimer: men is used here to refer to photographers in general and in no way am I suggesting that women can not be real, or¬†photographers, or both.) That’s right… Canvas. Oh- so you don’t print on canvas because you:

1. Think that Canvas is not photographic?

2. Have the IQ of an ant?

3. Don’t understand what “photographic” means and thus have the IQ of an ant?

Give a listen to this audioblog by hybrid artist Stephen M. Schaub and release yourself from the tyrannical limits of your output media…

Print Surface Resolution…A Proposal by Stephen Schaub

AudioBlog LogoEver wonder how much resolution (dpi) is possible on a print? Not printer resolution, but rather Paper or Print Surface Resolution. This audio blog lays out a proposal by Hybrid Artist Stephen Schaub on a new approach for determining just how good your prints can be on a specific paper.