Category Archives for "Inkjet Paper Tips"

I’m Speaking About Printers and Papers at PhotoPlus in New York City: 10/23/2008

I just posted this announcement on The Imaging Buffet about the two hour seminar that I’m giving this week at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. I’ve been busy testing new papers, and revisiting many others that I’ve used over the years. I’m also testing and researching new printers so that I have all the info I need to share my thoughts and experiences.

Below is a description of my seminar:

How To Choose the Right Inkjet Printers and Papers (TC8)
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

This lecture/demonstration by Andrew Darlow—photographer, consultant and author—covers the following: an overview of pro-quality printers from Canon, Epson and HP; a description of more than 20 recommended inkjet papers (including glossy, fiber gloss, and watercolor); and tips for optimizing print quality with specific papers and printers, such as how to effectively coat papers and canvas for better protection and longevity. Selected prints output from Canon, Epson and HP printers will be on display, and participants will receive more than 25 letter-sized blank sheets of high-end inkjet papers for testing. Handouts describing the papers and products discussed during the workshop will also be provided.

As I count them up, I will actually be giving to each participant more than 40 letter-sized blank sheets of high-end inkjet papers (2 sheets each more than 20 gloss, semi-gloss, fiber gloss and fiber-semi-gloss, matte and watercolor papers) from a number of different companies. These were chosen by me because I’ve tested them and think that they are worth trying (primarily if you have a pigment-based inkjet printer).

There are only 100 spaces available for this workshop. To check pricing, or to register, visit the PhotoPlus Expo website registration page.

About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus showcases the latest advances in photography, both traditional and digital. Held annually at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

The show also offers over 100 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.

More information on PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is available at:

Another Full-Day Fine Art Printing Workshop in NJ Added: 8/14/2008

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 from 10:00AM-5:00PM, I’ll be conducting another full-day fine-art inkjet printing workshop entitled: How to Prepare Files and Make Gallery-Quality Prints at Nancy Ori Studio in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Five of the same full-day workshops have already filled, but as of today (7/14/2008), some space remains for this workshop. For a full description of this full day workshop (limited to just five participants), I’ve created a two page brochure with a full overview of the class. You can download it below:


Thurs., August 14th workshop (limited to five participants)

All the best!

Free Virtual Inkjet Printing Seminar Wednesday, July 9, 2008

On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 10-11pm EST (7-8PM PST) I’ll be conducting a free virtual inkjet printing seminar. It’s for subscribers of my Inkjet and Imaging Tips Newsletter. If you already receive the newsletter, you should have received an e-mail with a link to the event page.

If you’d like to attend, just fill in your name and e-mail in the form at the bottom of this announcement. You will then receive instructions for how you can attend the event. No phone is necessary to listen-just your computer’s speakers (or headphones).

What will be covered:

• Selected questions will be answered from those who ask them prior to the event, and some frequently asked inkjet-related questions will be answered.
• An overview of my book: 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers.
• A tip that you can use to quickly fix a printer (and many other items).
• A few special offers just for people who attend the live event.

I hope to have you join me this evening! If you can’t make the live event, all of our newsletter subscribers will receive a link to the audio and video 24 hours after the event.

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Upcoming Fine-Art Inkjet Printing Workshop in New Jersey on 8/9/2008

On Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 10:00AM-5:00PM, I’ll be giving a fine-art inkjet printing full day workshop entitled How to Prepare Files and Make Gallery-Quality Prints at Nancy Ori Studio in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

During the workshop, I’ll be showing many print samples, I will go step-by-step through a recommended printmaking workflow using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, and other applications, and I will demonstrate how to make and use custom profiles. Also, each participant will have at least two prints made from their supplied photo or other image on pigment-based inkjet printers (13-inch-wide models from HP and Epson).

A two-page PDF brochure with pricing and information on how to register can be found here.

If you are interested in future workshops, check my teaching and workshop schedule here, and for private consulting via phone or in-person, feel free to contact me using the form on this page, or via cell phone at 732-742-0123.

I hope to meet some (and 301 Inkjet Tips & Techniques) readers there!