Professional photographers know the importance of creating a signature look with their photography and editing skills, but another way to create a look that clients remember is through the choice of paper and canvas used for the finished piece.
Portrait photographer Tom Milne, based in Fresno, Calif., started with LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin Paper 300g several years ago, thanks to its excellent reproduction, durability and weight, and ability to handle a good, dynamic range of colors. The eSatin is an ideal choice for single prints and framed portraits.
When customers request custom wrapped canvas, Milne wanted to keep the look of the finish consistent from photo print to canvas wrap, so he opted for LexJet Sunset Reserve Gloss Canvas. “We just started using the Reserve Gloss canvas,” Milne says. “It stretches real nice, and it’s easy to handle. Plus, there’s not as much cracking as our old, heavier canvas had.”
In his studio, he prints anything from wallet-size prints to 40×60-inch portraits of families, babies, high school seniors and corporate clients. Having consistent paper and canvas is vital for his busy studio that puts out more than 8,000 prints a year.
“Both the eSatin and the gloss canvas have been excellent,” he says. “We’ve stuck with the eSatin for years now — and we’ve been extremely happy with it. The gloss canvas is a much nicer canvas [than we’d been using]. Another benefit is that the cost is also much better.”
To see the variety of work Milne produces on eSatin Paper and Reserve Gloss Canvas, take a look at the gallery below: