Paper for Printing
Okay, quickly some people ask the paper. I use Ilford paper. It's amazing quality. Ilford traditionally is the master of black and white photograph in the old days. Now they've come up with amazing papers and they have many varieties. This is my favorite. I use the Ilford color Prestige Smooth Pearl. This is like traditional photographic paper plastic paste. It's quite nice for little prints. So I buy five by seven box or eight by 10 box to use on my 100 printer. So we don't have to cut it. It's five by seven, print straight away and it's fine. Ilford Galerie Prestige, this is the paper you saw there, it's fiber-based like the really old photographic paper, 200 years archival. Ilford Galerie Prestige Texture, I love this paper. It's so soft, so beautiful. Beautiful for portraits, beautiful for big pictures. It looks timeless, it's like a painting. And also, Ilford Galerie Prestige Metallic Gloss. This gives a bit of metallic look to the print. If the customer wants more colorful printi...
ng we use this. And of course the art canvas, that's very popular as well. This canvas is, we do it for our displays. They don't fade easily even if the harsh light in the window. So we use those for that. So it's amazing quality paper. As far as printing, we did the print. The way I do it, I have the two printers. I was not convinced to spend five, 600 dollars on the software, and I avoided this for 10 years. Then, eventually, so many people tried to push it on me, I said, Okay, I'll buy it. And I can't believe why I didn't buy it 10 years ago. This software resizes my, so basically, when I finish a picture I keep it the actual size, I don't resize it. I finish it. And the same picture I can have five by seven I resize in this software. I resize five by seven, eight by and everything, and the software will resize it for me to the highest resolution. It's color profile, so all the color profiles in there. It will save me paper so I can lay out the way I want. So all I have to do is drop in there and that keeps on printing on the roll. So it saves me so much money, but the quality of the printing also is amazing. The software, such well-made software. It's called Mirage. It's expensive, you need dongle, so that's plug in the USB. If you don't have that it doesn't work, but good investment often. You know even Danny's managing to print now with this software. So she drops it in, it can explore the software. So you can either send it to the big one or the small one. It's fine.