With Christmas and New Year just around the
corner, have you thought of the best way to capture those special
moments in print? All too often we face disappointment when we print
our photographs, or simply stock the images on our computer or in our
mobile phone and forget they’re even there. ILFORD, a major
the development and manufacture of photo quality media for inkjet
printing and photographic processes, has just the solution.
In a few simple steps, this is what the ILFORD industry experts suggest:
image on screen. To avoid wasting paper, magnify the
preview before printing to be sure your image is sharp.
- Trim your
image on screen. Don’t be afraid to play with
management tools. Crop your image to remove unnecessary background
elements before you hit the print option.
- Landscape or
portrait? Don’t forget that most Christmas or
New Year cards
tend to use vertical images whereas group family photos are often
horizontal. Simply adapt the format setting accordingly to achieve the
image you have in mind.
- Verify your
layout first. Test your final layout on a plain piece of
first to make sure you feed the paper into the printer correctly and
that the image is placed in exactly the right spot. This again prevents
wasting your precious paper.
- Check your
printer settings. Poor image quality is often the result
having the right settings on the printer, so always make sure you have
verified this before you print. Visit the ILFORD website by going to http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/v2/Printasia/printing.asp
and match your printer with the type of photo media you’ve
achieve optimum results. The ILFORD product ranges are universally
compatible with all good quality inkjet printers in the marketplace.
- Choose the
right photo media surface. Decide in advance on the type
finish you’re looking for to really set off your images. If
preparing Christmas or New Year cards, a fine art finish is ideal. If
it’s to print family photos, glossy paper provides a striking
a pearl finish offers a more professional looking result.
“Printing a good quality photograph is much cheaper
, said Andrew Stewart, Sales and Marketing
Imaging Switzerland GmbH.“ Whether you’re
making festive cards,
printing a photograph of your child to put in a frame for a present or
simply recording your special moments, the key to obtaining the right
image comes down to the printing and choice of photo media”