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Product Roundup: Inkjet Media
Manufacturers and creatives decipher today’s output options and the demands that drive them.



Douglas Menuez
www.menuez.com

© Frederick LeBlanc
InteliCoat Technologies
InteliCoat Technologies
“My original photographs serve only as a starting point for artistic interpretation rather than the end product. I create paintings that I see and feel but could never produce with photography alone. I print all of my work on InteliCoat Technologies’ Magiclée Torino 17M and Torino 20M canvas using pigmented inks. The superior color accuracy, printing quality, and image permanence of Magiclée media ensures that my work will look its absolute best for many years to come.”
Frederick LeBlanc
www.frederickleblanc.com

© Monica Sigmon
Kodak
Kodak
“In today’s marketplace, it’s more important than ever before to find products that help us stay on the cutting edge of our profession—things that our clients have never seen before and can’t duplicate themselves. We found a fantastic solution with Kodak Metallic Paper—it makes my job easier. Images scream off the paper and provide the extra ‘wow’ factor that helps separate us from everyone else. It’s perfect for high school seniors, wedding images, and even our new art line for children. This paper can’t be beat!”
Monica Sigmon
www.monicasigmon.com

© Clyde Butcher
Lexjet
Lexjet
“Sunset Fibre Elite is the inkjet medium that best re-creates the traditional silver-gelatin air-dried look and feel that is so important to translating the heart of my images to the viewer. It not only yields an image that is true to what I love about darkroom prints—it also has its own unique look and texture.”
Clyde Butcher
www.clydebutcher.com

© John Woodward
Media Street
Media Street
“Whether I shoot scenic landscapes, architecture, macros of flowers, or portraits, I love printing on Media Street’s Royal Renaissance 100% Cotton Rag or textured Royal Plush papers. The brilliance and color saturation are beyond belief! My customers want the absolute best, and with Media Street, my photographs simply pop off the printed page. You can almost smell the flowers and taste the fruit!”
John Woodward
www.johnwoodwardphotography.com

© Ken "Zack" Zuercher
Mitsubishi Diamond Jet
Mitsubishi Diamond Jet
“Mitsubishi Diamond Jet Professional Luster inkjet paper turned out to be a drop-in for a more expensive premium luster I had been using. The 10-mil thickness affords easy handling, and the resin-coated surface eliminates the need for spraying or laminating the finished print. The microporous coating allows the ink to dry instantly and is water-resistant. I get great print longevity using Professional Luster with pigmented inksets. It’s easily the best inkjet media I’ve ever used.”
Ken “Zack” Zuercher
www.zuercherphoto.com

© Sarah Silver
Moab by Legion Paper
Moab by Legion Paper
“I was sold on Moab paper from my first print. For me, skin tone is the most important, because I shoot a lot of beauty and skin. Before Moab, my prints used to run magenta. With Moab paper and its profiles, I immediately had perfect skin tone and beautiful color. Clients repeatedly compliment me on my unretouched soft proofs on Moab because the color is always perfect.”
Sarah Silver
www.sarahsilver.com

© Andrew Darlow
Oriental
Oriental
“For the last few years, I've been using a variety of inkjet papers from Oriental, and every paper I've printed on has been of extremely high quality. Recently, the company released two acid- and lignen-free fiber-based papers that really stand out from the crowd. The first is Oriental Graphica’s Double-Weight Fiber-Based Smooth Glossy Paper, a heavyweight glossy paper that looks and feels a lot like a traditional fiber-based darkroom paper. I especially like how black-and-white images look when printed on it, and it's an ideal paper for exhibition prints. The second is Oriental Graphica’s Double-Weight Fiber-Based Supreme Matte. This is a bright-white, silky-smooth heavyweight matte paper with exceptional sharpness and excellent Dmax. It's ideal for exhibition prints, as well as promo pieces, handmade cards, or portfolios. It's also important to note that maximum longevity can be expected from these papers when used with a pigment-based inkjet printer such as those made by Canon, Epson, and HP.”

   







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