A free money saving tip



The Ogwen Valley – Snowdonia – March 2015 

My free top tip to save you lots of your hard earned money is before committing yourself to printing on expensive art papers at full size is to do a proof print on Proofing Paper.

Proofing Paper from my sponsors such as Fotospeed Matt Proofing Paper is profile-able and costs about 14p for a sheet of A4. See more details here

When you are happy with profiled proof print then you can put an expensive sheet of art paper in to your inkjet printer. This should cut down the angst of poor results and wasted expensive paper.

Tip – I always shake matt papers before putting in to the printer feed tray – this removes any minute particles of paper or dust from the the ink receiving layer.

Below    is the original unprocessed raw file of the shot above. All raw files are dull, flat and horrible straight out of the camera but they have the potential to be processed in as many ways as you can imagine.

The problem is your imagination not the software’s ability to carry you vision and intent.








5 responses to A free money saving tip

    • andybeel says:

      Hi Rosaleen good to hear from you. How is spring in NZ? When matt paper is cut to size it can occasionally have a few small particle left behind that the ink sticks to. When the particle falls off the paper there is a small white left. It always tends to happen in the deepest blacks of a print. Andy


  1. paula graham says:

    Y’r a master at converting from what the camera gives you to the finished article. Your printing skills are second to none as well.


    • andybeel says:

      Hi Paula thanks for the appreciation. My problem is once you have gained the skills its easy to polish a turd by mistake!

      I am doing a workshop recce in north Cornwall in the first week of January it would be great to meet up with you if you are around. Andy


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