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Friday, 24 August 2012
INCREASE PHOTO LIFE
How important is it to you for your grandchildren to see
all the details in the photographs you print today?
We all know how important photos are to us and our
family. If someone’s house is on fire in the middle of the night, and they only
have moments to rescue their most important items, what gets saved – the family
photo album of course. After all, it is an extension of our lives.
Although many of our images are stalled digitally (and
make sure you have adequate back up in the form of memory sticks or removable
hard disk drives which you update frequently), we print our best photos because
they are easier to get (more accessible) when dear old aunty Nellie comes
visiting. It can also get a bit crowded around a computer when there are also
her 6 children with her (her hubby has gone fishing).
First thing to do to improve photo lifetime is to get the
most suitable printer.
For the part time camera enthusiast, who often use their
mobile phone for photography, then the ink-jet printer is probably the best way
Printers that use additional printer cartridges beyond
the Black, Cyan, Magenta, & Yellow, such as photo black, light cyan light ,magenta
light etc are designed to provide more detail to the photo.
Canon printers such as the MP750, 760, IP3000 IP5000, etc
that use the Canon BCI6 inkjets . or the Canon MP500, 510, IP3300, 4200, etc which
use the PGI5, CLI8 colours are photo orientated. HP also manufacture the very highly reviewed Photosmart C310A, which use the HP 564XL cartridges.
If high photo printing quality is a serious portion of
your print requirement then buy a Dye Sublimation Printer .
They are printers that are used for photographic applications & graphic
arts that are excellent at printing the finer detail. You should also get high
quality paper which allows multiple layers of dye to fuse to the paper, making
the prints resistant to water and dirt.
Second thing to get is high quality print paper of a
glossy nature. Manufacturers will advise of recommended paper or provide gloss
paper of a high standard such as “HP “ Q8008A Advanced Glossy Photo Paper 60Sheets - 10X15cm borderless.
Two other important considerations for longevity
Maintain your printer such as vacuuming
the internal areas for dust & regularly running it.
Keep you albums in a protected area
such as the wine cellar, but don’t look at photos whilst imbibing – photos &
red wine don’t go well together