Win A Canon Pixma Pro-10 Printer & Paper Package Worth $800!
Jan22

Win A Canon Pixma Pro-10 Printer & Paper Package Worth $800!

This contest has concluded.  Thank you to all those who entered!  Check back to enter our next contest.  A $700 CANON PIXMA PRO-10 Inkjet Printer PLUS $100-worth of Red River’s Palo Duro Satin Paper could be yours! Enter our Giveaway now! The PIXMA PRO-10 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer has features that help produce incredible output. A 10-color Lucia Pigment Ink system features three black inks for amazing monochrome...

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Editing for Print – Soft Proofing with Tim Grey
Nov05

Editing for Print – Soft Proofing with Tim Grey

If you are printing your work, getting it to look good on the monitor is just the beginning. To make it look awesome on paper, you have to do a bit more work. Red River Paper has teamed up with photography expert and educator Tim Grey to bring you a video series called Editing for Print. Over the coming weeks we will explore a few simple but critical edits before printing that have a big impact. SPECIAL OFFER Red River Paper is proud...

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Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints
Oct14

Polar Matte Magna Paper Proves Perfect For Making Beautiful Alternative-Process Prints

By Al Lockwood– Although most contemporary photographers inkjet print their work, a smaller (but growing) number print their images by historical or “alternative” means. These are the processes developed in the early 19th century– albumen, Van Dyke, Kallitype, salted paper and others; easily 100 different processes. Each offers the photographer an opportunity to create something truly unique. In an age of digital...

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Editing for Print – Tonal Adjustments with Tim Grey
Oct08

Editing for Print – Tonal Adjustments with Tim Grey

If you are printing your work, getting it to look good on the monitor is just the beginning. To make it look awesome on paper, you have to do a bit more work. Red River Paper has teamed up with photography expert and educator Tim Grey to bring you a video series called Editing for Print. Over the coming weeks we will explore a few simple but critical edits before printing that have a big impact.    SPECIAL OFFER Red River Paper is...

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Editing for Print – Sharpening with Tim Grey
Sep12

Editing for Print – Sharpening with Tim Grey

If you are printing your work, getting it to look good on the monitor is just the beginning. To make it look awesome on paper, you have to do a bit more work. Red River Paper has teamed up with photography expert and educator Tim Grey to bring you a video series called Editing for Print. Over the coming weeks we will explore a few simple but critical edits before printing that have a big impact.    SPECIAL OFFER Red River Paper is...

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How Well Do You Know Your Aspect Ratio?
May21

How Well Do You Know Your Aspect Ratio?

By Shelly Katz–  Recently, a puzzling question crossed my desk – yes, it was a Monday. Question: Do you have a chart of what is the most standard actual print sizes to fit on a certain paper size. EX:  17×22 paper size –  renders a 18×12 print Thanks! My Reply:  At first all I could say is that any size image up to the size of the paper would surely fit, and although I wasn’t quite sure what the writer was...

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Quick Access to Inkjet Printer User Guides Manuals
May12

Quick Access to Inkjet Printer User Guides Manuals

Epson and Canon offer detailed user guides for most of their printers.  We encourage you to refer to them and even study them when questions arise.  We see people heading to the forums first with questions when the answer might be in the user guide right at your fingertips. Because the guides are often buried on company websites, we have compiled this list of direct links.  Enjoy: Epson Epson SureColor P400 Epson SureColor P800 Epson...

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Datacolor Webinar: Co-sponsored by Red River Paper
Mar04

Datacolor Webinar: Co-sponsored by Red River Paper

Custom Printmaking with Fine Art Paper   3/26/2014 2:00 pm (Eastern Time)   Join us as we discuss fine art printmaking with special focus on landscape photography.  Each image has its own character and color palette. We’ll review methods you can use to match photographs to different media types before printing. Color management in post-production, including soft proofing will also be covered. A demonstration of printer profiling...

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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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Ask Tim Grey – Resizing for Large Prints

Today’s Question: I’m looking for information about the best way to enlarge digital files for printing. While I have an Epson 3880, I can “only” print on 17” x 22” paper, which is usually good enough but I’m looking at a couple of images for larger printing, hence my questions. I have Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 5, and onOne software’s Perfect Photo Suite Premium 7.5, with its Perfect Resize application. My camera is the Nikon...

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Liberate your Camera Phone Photos!
Jun06

Liberate your Camera Phone Photos!

With social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest taking photo-sharing to a new level, there has been a decline in making prints for photo albums. The only issue is that now you must keep that account for access to the pictures. Those who have been only using social media to post pictures over the last five or more years are stuck if they want to close their accounts. What will you do if Facebook shuts down in five or more...

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Inkjet Paper Sizes for Full Frame Images Cameras

If you have a full frame camera, why not print a full frame image? Many inkjet paper sizes force you to crop to some degree. If you want to print a full frame image in all its glory you need one of Red River Paper’s inkjet photo papers in these sizes. Each size has enough room to print an image that is in the 2:3 aspect ratio typical of a true 35mm sensor. Cameras like the Canon 1D MkIV, Nikon D800, Canon 5D, and so on feature a...

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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 photo paper, satin and luster photo papers 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...

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Why Photo Prints Are So Important
Mar06

Why Photo Prints Are So Important

A Word About Technology Independent Preservation Photography has always been about preserving memories and history for the future. Today that means protecting images from the vagaries of technological change. Remember the floppy disk? How about the PhotoCD? Good luck easily retrieving data from either! Remember that today’s file formats and storage devices may not always be available. If you want to preserve your memories you...

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Canon PRO-100 vs. Canon PRO-10 Photo Inkjet Printer Comparison
Feb25

Canon PRO-100 vs. Canon PRO-10 Photo Inkjet Printer Comparison

Learn how the Canon PRO-10 and PRO-100 13″ wide photo inkjet printers compare. Find out which is best for your particular needs. Continue reading Canon PRO-100 vs. Canon PRO-10 here Looking for the best papers for the Canon PRO-100 or PRO-10? Best compatible papers for the Canon PRO-100 Best compatible papers for the Canon...

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Canon PRO-10 Cost of Printing Report Released – Red River Paper
Jan22

Canon PRO-10 Cost of Printing Report Released – Red River Paper

Red River Paper just released another report on The True Cost of Inkjet Printing, this time covering the new Canon PRO-10 printer. The Canon PRO-10 is a 13″ wide, pigment-based photo printer capable of printing 4×6 up to 13×26 photos and artwork.  Using 10 individual ink cartridges, the printer can work with a variety of Red River Paper brand inkjet media with excellent results. Continue reading Canon PRO-10 True Cost...

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Canon PRO-1 Cost of Printing Report Released by Red River Paper
Dec13

Canon PRO-1 Cost of Printing Report Released by Red River Paper

This report is the from a series covering the costs of desktop inkjet printing.  You can find the summary page here. This report addresses concerns and arguments about the true cost of ink in desktop photo printing.  Using the Canon PRO-1, we conducted a series of print tests to determine how much ink is used in a full coverage 8”x10” print.  From that figure we extrapolated ink usage per square inch.  The objective is to share a...

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Canon PFI-106 Ink Tanks Replace PFI-105 Series for PROGRAF inkjet printers
Nov16

Canon PFI-106 Ink Tanks Replace PFI-105 Series for PROGRAF inkjet printers

As of November 2012, Canon has replaced the PFI-105 series ink tanks with the PFI-106 ink tank series. Other than the name and label sticker, the ink still contain Lucia EX pigment inks.                           Order Canon PFI-106 inks for your PROGRAF iPF6300 & iPF6350 here  ...

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Apple OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download
Oct08

Apple OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download

Apple users take note.  Here’s a page you’ll want to bookmark.  You can learn about which printer and scanner models are supported and what vendor software is available for OS X here Driver compatibility with OS X, and especially with new versions of the operating system, can be a challenging subject.  Many Red River customers never encounter a problem, but around 35% find some problem with printing when upgrading the OS....

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Canon PRO-100 Review and First Look – 13″ Wide Dye Based Photo Inkjet Printer
Sep28

Canon PRO-100 Review and First Look – 13″ Wide Dye Based Photo Inkjet Printer

Canon PRO-100 First Look and Review Get a sneak peek at the new 13″ dye inkjet printer from Canon The Canon PRO-100 was announced in September of 2012 and is the successor to the Canon Pro9000 MkII. It is a 13″ wide, eight color, dye based photo inkjet paper. Designed for bold color reproduction on any quality inkjet paper, the PRO-100 is a robust photo printer that should be considered by the photo enthusiast, graphic...

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