Getting the most from your printer

– Use photo quality paper: cheap paper will let the ink droplets spread out too much during the printing process, resulting in an image with dull colours and mushy detail. In contrast, photo-paper is specially coated to provide you with you the colours and definition that top photos need

– Ink costs money: sad but true, photo printing uses up fair bit of ink, and printing your own photos will mean ongoing running costs. Remember though, that printing out your own photos is still a lot cheaper, quicker and stress free than using a lab or high street outlet.
– Try out different media: Most printers wok well with a wide range of papers and other media. Try printing on textured art paper for example, or on heavier, thicker stock. Most printers are flexible, so check out the manual to find out more about these possibilities, and then get flexing your creative side.

– Study the software: Most printers come supplied with their own software, and this can make photo printing much more straight forward. Canon printers, for example, come with photo record, which is excellent in for printing photo albums and sets of images all go.

– Postcard prints: Most photo printers accept 6×4 inch paper, and some can produce borderless prints, white others rely on paper with perforated edges that you tear off later. Alternatively, try printing two postcard sized prints on single sheet of A4, and use a paper trimmer to create the same result.

– Anti ageing treatment: At one time, inkjet photo prints were prone to rapid fading, but manufacturers now promise vastly improved life expectancies. Read the instruction though, because this very often relies on using specific versions of the manufacturer’s own paper.

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