Our National Parks Odyssey
Apr10

Our National Parks Odyssey

By Andrew Slaton– Steam from the early morning chill rises off the Green River in the Wind River Range of Wyoming.  Squaretop, an aptly named handsome granite mountain in the distance catches the first rays of the sun, rising somewhere I cannot yet see. I sip my scalding, black coffee in our trailer and wait. This is what I do. I get paid to just sit out in some of the wildest places of the world until that unreal moment of light,...

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New Palo Duro Etching Paper Makes “Botanica Spectrum” Bloom
Mar29

New Palo Duro Etching Paper Makes “Botanica Spectrum” Bloom

By Shamsy Roomiani– I photograph natural textures and specimens that inspire me using my digital SLR camera and my iPhone camera. These photos are used as reference for my sculptures and drawings, as well as sources for my digital collages. When constructing my digital collages, I work with a collection of photos and then pair them to create a unique conversation within each composition. I then manipulate the piece to create intense...

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Cash In On Greeting Cards!
Nov03

Cash In On Greeting Cards!

  By Drew Hendrix– Electronic greeting cards may be click ‘n easy but the public still has a voracious appetite for printed cards; all it takes to enter the market and start making money is a printer, the right Red River Paper card stock and, of course, your best images. The Greeting Card Association estimates that more than 7 billion paper cards were sold last year at prices ranging from $2 to $10 and that women accounted for...

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Quickstart Guide To Inkjet Papers
Aug10

Quickstart Guide To Inkjet Papers

By Drew Hendrix –Today’s selection of inkjet papers provides amazing creative opportunities for photo enthusiasts by offering quality, control and cost savings previously unknown to photographers who worked with conventional photo papers. There are many more options to let you match the paper’s surface to suit your photographic style. Weight, texture, shade and more can finely tune the look and feel of your prints. Never in the...

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Updated Polar Pearl Metallic Profiles for the Epson 1400 / 1430

New profiles are available for the Epson 1400 and 1430 with Red River Paper’s Polar Pearl Metallic. You can download them here: Epson 1400 printer profiles Epson 1430 printer profiles Red River Paper was the first to introduce photo metallic inkjet paper to the market in early 2010. Polar Pearl Metallic the same benefits as its photo lab equivalent – a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant...

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When to use Photo Black vs. Matte Black Inks

A number of photo inkjet printers use two different primary black inks – Photo Black or Matte Black. Each is optimized for a certain type of inkjet media. Use Photo Black for glossy, satin, and luster inkjet papers. Some fine art media like fiber based baryta also require the use of Photo Black inks. You will use Matte Black inks for cotton fine art and matte inkjet media. Matte papers are usually smooth and have a flat...

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