Photo Papers the Pros Trust

Clark Marten KODAK media

Kodak has been a trusted name in the photo industry since 1888, when it was founded by George Eastman in Rochester, NY. These days, Kodak brings its mastery of all things photo-related to inkjet media that is compatible with Epson, Canon and HP printers.

Today’s Scouting Report focuses on Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Papers, Glossy Finish and Lustre Finish. These papers were updated in 2012 to perform even better with modern inkjet printer inks. They have a larger color gamut and higher Dmax to produce images with richer blacks, a wide color spectrum and the finest details, even in shadows.

kodak professional photo paper glossyThese inkjet photo papers were color texted with Monaco Gamutworks, which revealed that the colors that printed on them were accurate to the color captured in-camera. This true-color output makes the Kodak photo papers ideal for weddings, high-end retail, landscape, portraits, exhibit photography and more. The lay-flat technology that keeps the papers from curling make them easy to work with and ideal for portraits, as well.

Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper, Glossy Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a smooth, high-gloss finish for maximum impact. Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper, Lustre Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a satin finish similar to e-surface papers used in traditional darkroom printing. Plus, they have the Kodak watermark printed on the back — a symbol recognized by discerning end-customers.

Both resin-based inkjet photo papers are available in various sheet and roll sizes up to 60 inches wide. Call a LexJet representative to learn more about Kodak’s modern media at 800-453-9538.

New KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo and Fine-Art Papers at LexJet

KODAK has introduced foNew KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Photo and Fine Art Papersur new photo and fine art papers that supplement and complement Kodak’s growing line of Professional Inkjet media for wide-format printing that are now available at LexJet: KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Fibre Glossy Fine Art Paper / 285g, KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Fibre Satin Fine Art Paper / 285g, KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Smooth Fine Art Paper / 315g, and KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Textured Fine Art Paper / 315g.

All four inkjet papers were designed to be compatible with the latest printer and ink technology from Canon, Epson and HP, maximizing the color gamut and fidelity their next-generation printers provide…

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Fibre Glossy Fine Art Paper / 285g: This ultra-glossy, ultra-smooth fibre paper was designed to replicate the fibre-based papers traditionally used in darkroom processing. Universally compatible with dye and pigmented inks, this is a great choice for the photographer, artist or reproduction company that requires a high-end look for their work.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Fibre Satin Fine Art Paper / 285g: This is the satin version of Kodak’s new fibre paper. It’s a bright white digital baryta paper with a “semi-glazed” surface that accepts all dye and pigmented inks.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Smooth Fine Art Paper / 315g: As the name implies, it has a smooth, silky surface on a 100% cotton acid free base that captures extreme detail. With the look and feel of traditional art paper it provides high-end, timeless appeal for photo albums, cards, photo restorations and more.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Inkjet Textured Fine Art Paper / 315g: For a unique painterly look, this natural white alpha cellulose paper with a coarse, structured surface replicates traditional artist papers for all types of reproductions, including fine art, photo restorations and art and photo albums.

The new inkjet photo papers are available in various sheet and roll sizes up to 44 inches wide. For more information, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

New KODAK Professional Inkjet Media Highlight this Year’s Photokina Trade Show

Brand Management Group announces that it will showcase the latest KODAK Professional Inkjet Media at Photokina, billed as the world’s leading imaging fair, in Cologne, Germany, Sept. 18-23.

Photography trade show in EuropeThe new KODAK Professional Inkjet Media that will be featured at the Brand Management Group booth in Hall 6, B31/C30 at Photokina include:

Professional Inkjet Photo Glossy and Lustre: These next-generation 255g photo papers represent the latest advances in digital paper technology, maximizing the latest inkjet technology from Canon, Epson and HP. Both papers offer improved “lay flat” characteristics, increased colour gamuts and higher Dmax, enabling the end user to achieve deeper and richer blacks, a more dynamic range and more detail in the shadow areas.

Fine Art Textured and Fine Art Smooth: Both art papers are heavyweight (315g), high-quality archival art papers. Fine Art Textured, with its matte surface and natural white colour, emulates a traditional art paper, making it ideal for fine art and photo reproductions. Fine Art Smooth, a 100% cotton paper with a silky smooth surface and high white tone, produces images of outstanding colour intensity and contrast.

Fine Art Fibre Satin and Fine Art Fibre Glossy: These 285g papers offer photographers a state-of-the-art digital equivalent to traditional fibre-based photo papers. The unique microporous, acid-inhibiting surface coating produces images equal, and even superior, to traditionally made prints, with a Dmax rating of 2.7 and a market-leading colour gamut.

Brand Management Group will also feature its full line of KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media at Photokina: Photographic Films, Photographic Papers, Vinyl and Banners, and Photo and Fine Art.

Having taken responsibility for the international marketing, sales and distribution of KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media to imaging professionals in January 2012, Brand Management Group (BMG) – with more than 15 years experience selling inkjet media, equipment, and supplies across all market sectors – is actively developing the portfolio in collaboration with Kodak.

For more information about the KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media line available at LexJet, contact a customer specialist at 800-453-9538.