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    I must say that your service is absolutely exceptional and I have recommended your company and products to several friends today; all are serious "printer" people.I retired last year and my friends are all into, or are still working in the photo industry. Sincerely,Gerhard

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    Dear, just to let you know than i realy appreciate your costumer service.
    Thank you
    Denis

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    Just a Thank you and all the best
    Grigore

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    Ce message est simplement pour vous dire que j'ai bien reçu la commande XXXXXX et que je suis très satisfait de la rapidité de la livraison et aussi de la qualité de l'encre. C'est la première fois que j'utilise de l'encre "autre que l'originale" et pour le moment je suis très satisfait. Soyez certain que je vais vous référez à mes amis et collègues de travail et c'est certain que je vais commander à nouveau de chez vous. Merci beaucoup.
    Stéphane

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    Je veux seulement vous dire un gros merci pour la rapidité avec lequel vous avez traité ma demande et aussi pour le petit extra en papier photos,c'est très apprécié.

    Céline

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    I received my order, thank you for your great customer service..
    Judy

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    Hello:

    It is not often people write emails or letters of praise but consider this one of the rare ones!
    I must say, ordering your product was about the easiest imaginable. Coupled with the fact that it arrived here basically “next day” I am thoroughly happy. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to have to go pay full retail for one black cartridge thinking that your’s would take at least a week to arrive but I was wrong, the order arrived before I could even go out to get one!
    Congrats people, I WILL tell all my friends and neighbours about you!

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Finch Paper announces new inkjet web paper specific for dye-based systems

Glens Falls, NY – Finch Paper today debuts Finch dyeJet for precision printing on dye-based inkjet systems, making the announcement in concert with the unveiling of its comprehensive digital paper program. Finch dyeJet completes the digital paper product line that already includes Finch Fine iD for HP Indigo (liquid toner) presses, and the already highly-acclaimed Finch Inkjet Pi for pigmented inkjet systems.
The Finch dyeJet revolution
Paper manufacturers have long been challenged with drying issues associated with dye-based inks in the burgeoning high speed inkjet segment.  Finch has solved the issue with a specially–engineered paper formulation including a surface treatment to maximize ink density and absorption, resulting in instantaneous drying at speeds as high as 750 ft./m.
Finch dyeJet’s smooth surface provides brilliant full color, CMYK digital printing.  It delivers better print densities for improved response rates, and fast-drying for increased production rates. Finch dyeJet features the stability and strength necessary for downstream perforating, folding and inserting applications.
Most commercial inkjet presses that incorporate dye-based inks are best matched with Finch dyeJet. These include, but are not limited to: Screen Truepress Jet520, InfoPrint 5000, Kodak Versamark, Océ JetStream 2200 and 3300.
Phil Hart, Finch Paper Director of Product Marketing, says, "Finch is proud to continue to serve the needs of the expanding digital printing marketplace. After the introduction of Finch Inkjet Pi last fall, our growing R&D team has again produced a superior uncoated substrate, this time balancing its focus on dye-based applications."
Finch dyeJet Specifications
– 94 brightness
– Diamond White shade
– Super smooth (100 sheffield)
– Excellent opacity
– SFI-certified
– Elemental chlorine-free
– Archival and acid-free
Finch created Finch dyeJet to give printers the ability to deliver better color with lower total costs for print-on-demand books, transpromo printing, and direct mail.
Availability
Finch dyeJet is commercially available in 24 lb./60 lb. text, 28 lb./70 lb. text, and 32 lb./80 lb. text. Finch offers a variety of roll sizes and custom solutions to fit specific application and print engine needs. Finch dyeJet is also available with up to 30% post-consumer recycled fiber and FSC certification.

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Inkjet Photo Printing (As Easy as 123)

A few quick tips.

It is important to make sure your printer is properly set up for the type of printing you will be performing.

This means matching 2 printer variables.

a) Quality

b) Paper Type

When you set the printer to high (Photo) quality it uses finer ink droplets for a higher resolution and prints in 2 passes.

Paper type

Paper types vary wildly, and this is the most important characteristic in ensuring your highest quality.

Paper types come in

a) Standard

b) Inkjet Quality

c) Matte

d) Photo

a) Standard is what is used by photocopy print machines… Although good for Laser Printers it doesn’t have a sealed(waxed) coating and so when used with a inkjet printer the ink, when it hits the surface, it spreads like a drop of water on a blotter…Making the image unclear…

b) Inkjet Quality the paper is treated to minimize the spreading of the ink by the application of a wax like coating there-bye allowing the ink to dry without spreading significantly

c) Matte has a rough finished like matte pictures and due to these lines requires a little more ink, to fill in the gaps, but is effectively photo quality paper.

d) Photo paper is completely coated, and the ink dries entirely on its coated surface.

a. Photo paper does have varying quality

i. Dollar Store (Coated but the ink is not absorbed into the surface allowing it to run… DO Not use Dollar Store Photo Paper

ii. Manufacturers grade (High quality specifically designed for their printers/inks)

If using a Epson printer I highly recommend using Epson Photo Paper (Get it at Costco Cheap)

Inks

OEM Inks are always best for archival photo’s but the third party (Compatible) inks have come along way with their retentivity…

I have been actually

a) scanning old faded  photo’s

b) retouching them and enhancing the colors

c) reprinting them (TO Replace old worn pictures)

for 5 years and haven’t seen any fading what so ever even when leaving these new photos exposed to light….

So

If you want outstanding pictures to print on your Epson printer….

All these setting can be found under printer properties

(Devices/printers, Select Printer, Right click & select Preferences/and or Maintenance)

a) Make sure the heads are clean before you start by performing a Nozzle Check before you start…

b) Set up the printer for the correct paper type  (Photo)

c) Set up the printer for Photo Quality

Enjoy…….

Tattoos using your inkjet printer

Thought your inkjet printer was for only making photo’s , well you were wrong…

Temporary tattoo papilio.

Now, with these new paper composites you can make temporary tattoo’s for your kids, or your self at Halloween, to attend Sporting events, or for you latest concert, or National Event (Quebec 400th birthday).

I bet you always wanted a tattoo but didn’t want to have to go through the pain of having one done (or embarrassment) . You can now have as many painless tattoos as you like by just using your inkjet or laser printer.

Simply by printing off any design to the special tattoo paper, including photos you can transfer them to any body part in minutes. The tattoo paper is easy to use and tattoos can last for up to a week before they wash off.

The key is the special tattoo paper and not the inkjet inks. Any inkjet ink will work well, but beware of raining days, as no inkjet yet on the market is fully waterproof.

You can buy this tattoo paper on-line from suppliers like papilio.com or others at reasonable rates. Also check out you local paper supply store, they probably have something similar in stock.

Don’t delay… Its time to party….

Inkjet Printer Ink III (Paper, Paper, Paper)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Print Quality

The last in our series of Inkjet Printer Ink Technology review, we would be amiss if we were not to mention one of the most critical elements in the quality reproduction of photographic prints.

Paper

The true determining factor in print reproduction is to be able to represent the smallest possible color elements on the printed surface without distortion. Part of this is obviously to use less ink to create a smaller area required for ink deposition. This works fine but if your ink droplet is being absorbed by the “paper medium” it will dull in brilliance, and spread out the same way an absorbent paper towel works.

Contrast

Another key factor is contrast. We are all familiar with these features on our television sets, but what is contrast? Well, our eyes perceive abrupt changes in “Color” better than gradual changes. This means if we can sharpen the lines between color variance we will perceive a clearer picture overall. We have all seen some of the tricks the eyes can play with colors, and by simply placing 2 colors adjacent to each other they will either blend with each other or enhance their contrasting elements depending on their color.

Bright White is Best

Many of you may have noticed that when you purchase printer paper it comes with an identifying rating for whiteness. This is a key factor in the process of improving the quality of your inkjet printer printouts. By selecting the highest possible brightness of the paper is will greatly enhance the resulting color presentation. Note: This whiteness rating in many instances is a measure of the “Smoothness” of the paper. By presenting the flattest possible surface area (Smooth) it provides for a uniform reflecting surface for light there bye providing the “Brightest” possible output. (Makes sense doesn’t it) It also is influenced by the actual color of the paper, which is in many instances “bleached” to provide for a higher brightness level.

Coated Paper

To avoid the pitfalls of ink being absorbed into the print medium many paper (injet) manufacturers are starting to add a surface coating to the paper to prevent the absorption of the ink into the paper. This allow them to use smaller quantities of ink, increase resolution, and prevent the reduction of brilliance.

This is becoming such a key factor in enhancing print output that some higher end printers are incorporating “liquids” that are sprayed onto the paper surface to create a coating prior to the application of the inkjet ink. Think of it like painting your house. You first apply a base coat which seals the surface, and this allows you to apply less paint to the surface (Less Coats) to give a uniform result.

Paper Thickness

A key for the highest level of reproduction to ensure that you maintain the brilliance of the paper, it is important that it be thick enough not to allow light from the back to affect its appearance. This is most evident when using double sided printing and you can see what is printed on the opposite side. You’ll note that Photographic Paper is always like ‘Cardboard’ to ensure the maximum effect to reducing rear light scatter.

Thick, White, Coated Paper

Its a lot easier to say I want photo paper, but keep in mind in many instances when you are not printing photographs you paper needs/quality can be reduced.

1) Always buy the brightest paper available at the most reasonable price.
2) Ensure it is thicker if you intend to do double sided printing.
(Hold you hand behind a piece a sheet and see if you can see through the paper)
3) Coated is mandatory for photographic reproduction. (Note: Not all coated paper provides a suitable surface to allow ink to dry yet adhere to the surface properly. Beware of $1 Store photo paper)