|The ability to print decent-sized panoramics has long been a desire in the EOS magazine office, but not possible previously without a roll-fed printer. But Fotospeed has the solution – new purpose-sized photo papers which can be used in top-fed inkjet printers sized A4 and upwards.
This new range of papers measures 210 x 594mm, giving you a 3:1 ratio. Available in six different finishes.
Photo Smooth Pearl is a natural white, heavyweight and instant dry, resin-coated 290gsm inkjet paper. It has a beautiful pearl finish. It has recently been developed by Fotospeed to match the popular but now-discontinued Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl. 25 sheets per pack.
Platinum Baryta is a 300gsm paper which contains barium sulphate for a natural base colour and smooth ‘unglazed’ glossy finish. It retains delicate highlights and gives deep blacks, resulting in the traditional Baryta darkroom look and feel but from an inkjet paper. 25 sheets per pack.
The test pack, in addition to containing the two papers above, also includes the following papers: PF Gloss 270, PF Lustre 270, Smooth Cotton 300, Platinum Etching 285. Full packs of these papers are also available by special order from the EOS magazine shop. 24 sheets per pack.
You can download free templates for guidance on image placement within Photoshop.