It's never too early for creating personalized fine art cards

With the upcoming holiday season quickly approaching you may want to consider creating personalized greeting cards for your recipients. Creating your own greeting cards with your inkjet printer is probably the easiest and most cost effective way of creating a personalized card that will be most cherished by your friends or family. Personalized cards are great for any occasion from holidays to invitations. With the artistic look and feel of fine art paper there is no better way to capture the attention of your card’s recipient.

Fine Art cards aren’t only for holidays, if you have a photo of a moment you’ve shared with a friend or loved one why not send them a personalized greeting card rather than the standard ‘boxed’ store options that you’ll most likely pay $3.99 for? If your neutral in holiday celebrations, share your favorite photo of that you’ve taken this year to your friends and family instead.

Printing your own cards may sound like a daunting task, however, most inkjet printers come standard with greeting card templates as do most Photoshop packages. If you have a photo realistic inkjet printer, you can create your own inkjet greeting cards. Standard templates have already been created by Museo for Fine Artist Cards, all you’ll need to do is download the templates and follow instructions that can be found on the Museo website

Share the emotional appeal of special moments and occasions you’ve captured by printing on fine art cards this up coming holiday season. Visit our Inkjet Fine Art Cards section to view a complete listing of available fine art cards from Museo, Moab, Hahnemuhle and Inkpress, in a variety of size options.


New Harman by Hahnemuhle products longevity

As you may know, Harman and Hahnemuhle have combined forces and release a Harman by Hahnemuhle line of products.

Users will now be able to choose from six papers and a canvas, which are designed to supplement the old Harman Gloss FB & Matt FB lines of products.

New Harman by Hahnemuhle options include:

  • matte or glossy finish
  • smooth or structured surface
  • white or warmtone base tint

The artist or photographer can apply their individual touch with every print in order to achieve the desired impact and visual finish.

Great Results in Longevity Tests - Valuable Prints to Last for Generations

The test results for the Digital FineArt Collection and the ‘HARMAN by Hahnemuhle product line’ are available immediately. They give photographers, artists and print-service providers information on the respective Hahnemuhle product’s longevity.  Bärbel Manggold, Hahnemuehle Germany Product Manager, explains: “According to the respective testing conditions, our media are certified a lifespan of more than 200 years. The results emphasize our standard to supply top quality, as the market leader.” Hahnemuhle recommends protecting fine art inkjet prints from environmental stresses and advises on the importance of using acid-free materials for the processing - such as framing, gluing and coating. This helps to avoid alterations by chemical materials.

All the test results and testing conditions can be found at (Digital FineArt Collection) and by Hahnemühle), under the menu item ‘Longevity.’


HDR Video with new emerging technologies

For those of you who own a Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Camera, you may have a new application for your cameras in the near future. Soviet Montage Productions has created HDR video using under and over exposed image stills that are combined into one, according to Engadget, check out the full article here. Be sure to watch the short clip from Soviet Montage below highlighting their new breakthrough in technology. Just a quick tech update for all of our camera and video buffs out there!


Photo-Tex for multiple adhesive applications

Talk about the ultimate adhesive, available in aqueous and solvent printable versions, Photo-Tex is a unique removable adhesive media that allows you to reposition the material countless times without losing adhesion or leaving residue behind. Photo-Tex can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications, adding to the versatility of this popular material. This matte surface, water-resistant material will adhere to walls, cars, or any flat surface without falling off or curling like other solutions on the market tend to do over time. Photo-Tex allows users to create custom wall graphics and wall-decor for your customers without having to pay expensive third-party print houses.

Photo Tex used on Elevator Doors (Photo from Photo-Tex website)If it’s a flat surface Photo-Tex will adhere, we’ve found people use this incredible media for a number of different uses including: elevator doors, political campaigns, vehicles, indoor/outdoor signage, billboards, posters, banners, signage, logos, murals, life-size prints, indoor wall decor and more!

Photo Tex used at 2009 NHL All-Star Game (Photo from Photo-Tex website)

Additionally, if you’re a sports photographer, Photo-Tex is for you. Create and sell custom life-size cut-outs for little league and pee-wee football players or large team logos for children’s bedroom wall decor. If you’re a creative printer or photographer, the possibilities truly are endless with this remarkably unique adhesive fabric media.

If you have any questions regarding Photo-Tex and its multiple uses, qualities, or simply want to know if this material is right for your print application feel free to give us a call, we’d be glad to help! Profile information for printing on Photo-Tex can be found here.


New fiber paper option from Canson Infinity- Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm 

Platine Fibre Rag Paper is a 310gsm fibre (fiber) paper from Canson Infinity is now available at IT Supplies. In our recent survey you asked that we continue to stock new fine art and photo paper options, we’ve answered. Platine Fibre is an archival, 100% acid-free paper that doesn’t use OBA’s, giving this fiber paper a true pure white tone. With its high Dmax and detailed grey tones Platine Fibre is the perfect choice for users seeking a paper that produces high quality black and white prints. Canson Platine is designed to aesthetically replicate the original F-Type Baryta Fibre papers of the traditional darkroom in inkjet format.