Monday
Aug232010

NIK Software offering free 15-day trial -Save hours of precious time editing & enhancing your photos

NIK Software is a photo editing software tool that allows users to edit photos without the use of complicating selections and layers that take additional time to master and require more time in photo editing software programs. NIK Software works as a Plug-in using Photoshop®, Lightroom® & Aperture, even Photoshop Elements versions 2-8 (on PC’s using XP or Vista) & Elements 4-6 (Mac OS X 10.4.x and 10.5.x) support NIK’s various software tools. NIK has created a number of different software solutions for enhancing your digital photos based on your primary editing needs. 

View the short video below to see how NIK Software can enhance your digital images and increase workflow

 

Dfine 2.0: For Noise Reduction

Viveza 2.0: For Color and Light control

Color Efex Pro 3.0: Photographic filters, photographic retouching & color correction

Silver Efex Pro: Black & White photo editing

Sharpener Pro 2.0: Image sharpening tool

NIK Software Complete Package: Includes Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2.0, Color Efex Pro 3.0, Silver Efex Pro & Sharpener Pro 2.0

At IT Supplies we’ve had the opportunity to play around with all of the photo editing software tools from NIK. With little Photoshop® experience we’ve found the NIK package to be extremely user friendly, with an easy to use interface and selection tools. The large number of pre-sets gives users that don’t have much experience in photo editing the power to preview photos and make professional quality edits in the matter of minutes. Additionally, NIK has provided a great list of additional lessons and demos on their website, which is a great resource for beginners. NIK Software is definitely a powerful photo editing tool, we suggest signing up for NIK’s free 15-day trial (click on Download Demos under the rotating flash player) to see how cool the tools are for yourself!

Friday
Aug202010

8.5"x11" Inkjet Metallic Photo Papers back in-stock!

IT Supplies now has 8.5”x11” packs of both Mitsubishi Grace Metallic Paper and Chrome Pearlescent Metallic Paper in-stock and ready to ship. Due to heavy demand for sample packs we’ve also added a 10-Sheet Sample Pack to our Chrome line of metallic inkjet papers. At only $14.99 there’s no better option than IT Supplies for sampling inkjet metallic photo paper!

Tuesday
Aug172010

Congratulations to our blog survey winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our free Epson V300 Scanner give away: Clovia Ng, Janna Cole, Steven Vallarsa, Michael Jakubowski and Kaye York! We’ve gotten a ton of great feedback from all our survey participants and plan on using the information provided to improve your overall experience with IT Supplies. We hope you continue to take advantage of our blog resources. We’ll be sure to keep you up to speed with the latest and greatest products, how-to’s, offers and special blog-exclusive promotions.

Monday
Aug162010

Great response from our free scanner survey & Hahnemuhle buy two get one deal

We’ve had great responses for both our Hahnemuhle buy two get one deal and our blog survey entries to win a free Epson V300 Scanner. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, as both offers have now expired. But don’t worry keep your eyes on our blog for more blog-exclusive deals and chances to win free stuff!

Wednesday
Aug112010

New Epson MetallicProof Film & Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Proofing Printer

Epson MetallicProof Film is a unique professional media designed for color critical label and package proofing applications. Epson Metallic Proof was developed by Seiko Epson Chemists, this all-new silver film technology is capable of high ink capacity for extreme color gamut while also fast drying for higher productivity. Designed specifically for Epson UltraChrome HDR White Ink Technology and the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900.

The Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Proofing Printer doesn’t ship with any specific RIP. At this point, the following RIP’s are either working on or are ready to ship with drivers for the Epson WT7900 Proofing Edition Printer: CGS, ColorBurst, EFI, ESKO, GMG, Kodak & Serendipity.

All RIP’s have different tools and functionality included or as optional add-ons. Please make sure that your RIP can do what you expect it to do. You’ll find that some RIP’s work seamlessly with your current workflow.

IT Supplies usually recommends starting with the RIP that you currently use to drive you other inkjet printers. This way, the learning curve will be the lowest. You will most likely need to upgrade to the latest version of your RIP to allow it to connect to the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 printer. Some people will not need Dot Proofs, others need Pantone spot colors, overprints, transparency, etc. Some need all the aforementioned and more. Again, check with your RIP manufacturer to see if they drive the printer and to what extent.

If you don’t have a RIP of choice in mind, we would be glad to help steer you in the right direction based on your needs.

Although this cool new proofing media from Epson is Shipping in Mid-August we got our hands on some and took the media to our lab right away. As soon as we ran some test prints on our Epson WT7900 we were really excited with the results. The Epson MetallicProof Film itself is ‘mirror-like’ reflective metallic, which allows the white ink technology to really shine through on this metallic proofing media. This metallic proofing media allows users to create custom mock-ups, proofs and color accurate prototype packaging with full true metallic effects.

Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 Test Print Gallery (Click on images below for a larger view)

Epson MetallicProof Print coming off our Epson WT7900 Proofing Edition Printer

Proofing Print on Epson MetallicProof Film

Product prototype proofing applications using Epson Carolina Cover C1S, another benefit of the Epson WT7900’s capabilities

IDEAlliance Measurement Target Printed on Epson ClearProof Film Printed using our lab’s WT7900 Proofing Printer

The high ink absorption layer of Epson MetallicProof Film allows users to achieve a higher color gamut. When printing on MetallicProof Film without using white ink base, metallic colors such as gold and bronze, as well as an assortment of blues, greens and reds can be achieved. For more information on Epson White Ink Technology Click Here.

Purchase an Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 at IT Supplies and get a Free Roll of 24” Epson ClearProof Film and Epson MetallicProof Film Free. This offer won’t last long so purchase your Epson WT7900 Proofing Printer today and get this exciting new media free!