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Printing Project Ideas: Sample Kits

Find ideal paper for your needs with our Sample Kits Many of you have tried one or a few papers, but have you explored our other papers? We have samples kits for scrapbookers, photographers, artists, and greeting card enthusiasts.We recommend printing the same image or collage on every surface and keeping it in a binder for reference. This way you can see how each surface affects the same image with vibrancy, color depth, and texture....

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Printing Project Idea: Postcards

Create You Own Postcards Now is a great time to send postcards to family and friends or add them to your online store. Use your photography & art to make custom postcards, sharing your past adventures or your latest art work. We have gloss, matte, and fine art options in both the standard 4×6 ($0.35 to mail) postcard size or larger 5×7 ($.0.50 to mail). Our most popular options are our 60lb. Pecos...

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Back to Basics: The Power of Light

By Suzanne D. Williams— Light is the key element in every photograph and having an understanding of it is essential to becoming a good photographer. Relying on your camera’s automatic settings will at some point become a hindrance because these settings can be misleading. The camera does not always make the correct choice. Instead, you, the photographer, must be able to recognize the light and know how it will affect your final...

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Nina Katchadourian: Photo Artistry at 36,000 Feet

By Arthur H. Bleich— It’s 2011. On a jumbo jet 36,000 feet over the Pacific headed for New Zealand, night has fallen, the cabin lights are  dimmed and most of the passengers have dozed off.  Nina Katchadourian  slips quietly out of her aisle seat, cellphone in hand, and makes her way down the aisle to one of the lavatories. She’s on a mission in conjunction with a project she’s titled “Seat...

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Printing Project Idea: Print for a Photo Album or Framed Wall Art

Remember looking through your family’s photo albums? While at home during this time, why not work on creating your own photo album. Whether you use 4×6 or 5×7 for prints, we have the sizes and surfaces you need to print your inkjet photos to last for years to come. The two most popular papers for photo albums are our UltraPro Satin and UltraPro Gloss.  If you don’t...

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Printing Project Idea: Create Your Own Coloring Pages

    If you are looking for projects to do while at home, printing your own coloring pages is a quick and easy craft project. You can print some free coloring pages for kids AND adults from Crayola’s website as well as The Spruce Craft’s .   You can also turn your own photography or artwork into a coloring page with websites like Reallycolor.com The two papers we recommend for coloring pages (tested with crayons,...

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3 Printing Project Ideas to Do at Home This Weekend

  1. Greeting Cards: Turn your art & photos into greeting and note cards with ease! All it takes is a desktop inkjet printer, our professional quality card stock, and a few minutes. What you get is an amazing custom-made card that you can share with friends and family. You can easily sell cards online as well.   2. Scrapbooking: Scrapbookers rejoice! Red River Paper offers the photo inkjet papers you’ve been looking...

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Use Lockdown Time To Sharpen Your Photo Skills

By Arthur H. Bleich— “These are times that try men’s souls.  That’s what Thomas Paine wrote in 1776, after our country severed its ties with England. Now, 244 years later, we’re facing  a similar challenge with most of the country in mandatory lockdown. Although confinement to quarters can be frustrating and time seems to creep along slower than a snail in mud, it may be a blessing in disguise, allowing you to do things you’ve...

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Here comes the sun…and Solarcan’s ready to grab it!

By Albert Chi— Many strange-looking cameras have been produced but Solarcan may be the weirdest, yet. And, certainly, what it’s made to do gives it a leg up on all the others. Basically, it’s a pinhole camera with a twist (curved to be more exact), made to record the transit of the Sun, for a day, a week, a month—even a year or more. The image it produces shows how, as the seasons change, the sun takes a different path across the sky...

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Jules Aarons: Mind of a Scientist, Eye of an Artist

by Arthur H. Bleich— By day Jules Aarons worked as an astrophysicist, unraveling mysteries of celestial communications; weekends he roamed Boston’s West End, photographing its vibrant street life; nights found him in the darkroom, transforming his images into works of art. When he died in 2008, at 87, Aarons had made his mark; both as a space age pioneer and a documentary photographer who’d taken thousands of stunning street...

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