HP Recycled Satin Canvas Wins SGIA Product of the Year Award

When HP announced their new DesignJet Z6 and Z9 printers at the FESPA 2018 show in Berlin in May, they also announced plans to introduce an innovative canvas made from recycled water bottles. This new HP Recycled Satin Canvas recently won a 2018 Product of the Year Award from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association(SGIA) in the Textile: Canvas category.

HP Recycled Satin Canvas is an affordable, 14. high-performance, durable canvas that is compatible with HP DesignJet inks. It streamlines the production of art canvases by eliminating the need for a protective clear coating.

Converting recycled water bottles into canvas saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts plastics from landfills.

HP Recycled Satin Canvas will be featured in the HP Booth 1147 and 1161 during the SGIA Expo from October 18-20 in Las Vegas. It will also be displayed along with the award-winning products in the Golden Image Product of the Year Gallery at the SGIA Expo.

Limited quantities were made available last summer. The product is scheduled to be released in November.

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Hahnemuhle Announces Photo Rag Metallic Fine Art Paper

Hahenmühle will show its new Photo Rag® Metallic fine art inkjet paper at the 2018 Photokina imaging show from Sept. 26-29 in Cologne, Germany.

Made from pure cotton fibers, this natural-white, 340 gsm paper has a high-gloss, metallic baryta coating that adds a unique silvery shimmering effect to art and photo prints.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic is particularly good for architectural, nature, or fine-art photographs that feature metallic elements, reflections, ice, or glass. It also adds a special shine to black-and-white photographs with high-contrast tones.

The high-gloss, premium inkjet coating on this acid-free, lignin-free paper supports the perfect reproduction of color and detail. The paper is ISO 9706-compliant to meet museum standards for long-term resistance to aging under normal use and storage in archives.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Metallic fine art paper is compatible with inkjet printers that use aqueous dye or aqueous pigment inks. It will be available this fall in four sheet sizes from 8.5 x 11 inches up to 17 x 22 inches and in five roll widths from 17 inches to 50 inches.

In the U.S., this exciting new addition to the Hahnemühle collection of Digital FineArt paper will launched at the Photo Plus Expo, October 25-27, at the Javits Conference Center in New York. Visit Hahnemühle USA at Booth 237.

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Freedom Paper Introduces Value-Priced Three-Layer Blockout Display Film

Freedom Paper’s new Three-Layer Blockout Display Film (204) is a budget-friendly, 10 mil display film for use with wide-format inkjet printers that use aqueous dye and pigment inks or latex inks.

Use it to make graphics for banner-stand displays for events or point-of-purchase displays for promotions. With a latex inkjet printer, you can use this film to print two-sided hanging signs.

The economical price point of this quick-dry film makes it ideal for use in small retail stores, government and corporate offices, schools, houses of worship, ad agencies, and campus event sites.

Freedom Paper Three-Layer Blockout Display Film

Smooth, Opaque, Flat

The three-layer construction includes two outer layers of smooth, water-resistant, white matte polypropylene and a center light-blocking layer of polyester film.

The blockout layer keeps the supporting banner-stand structure from showing through and ensures that color graphics remain vivid and easy to read even at sites with different types of lighting.

This film is dimensionally stable to help ensure accuracy in printing. And the printed graphics resist edge-curl when displayed. Laminating isn’t essential, but is recommended to reduce risk of physical damage.

Freedom Paper Three-Layer Blockout Display Film is available on 100 ft.-long rolls in three widths: 36 inches, 50 inches, and 60 inches.

To order, visit the Freedom Paper website. For questions, chat with one of our wide-format experts online or call 866-310-3335.

Freedom Paper offers an assortment of banner-stand display films from Kodak, HP, Sihl, Canon, and Magic for different types of display requirements. Our experts can suggest the product that best matches the durability requirements and display environment of your specific project.


Artist Jordan Wong Uses Kodak Photo Tex Fabric to Display Unique Designs

Advances in inkjet-printable materials have given artists new ways to display their art. For example, Cleveland-based artist Jordan Wong chose Kodak Photo Tex fabric with repositionable adhesive for his warm and imaginative “Five Series” art installation.

The witty, intricate designs combine American pop culture references (cartoons, comics, and video games) with centuries-old philosophical themes of the “Five Elements” from his Chinese heritage.

Artist Jordan Wong with art printed on Kodak Photo Tex fabric with repositionable adhesive. (Photo: BMG for Kodak Wide-Format Media)

Wong had originally planned to print his art on self-adhesive vinyl. But he discovered that the complex illustrations couldn’t be printed at sufficiently high resolutions on the vinyl. So his print-service provider suggested that he use Kodak Photo Tex with repositionable adhesive.

The artist said he “was blown away” by the superb image quality and fine detail that could be reproduced on the Kodak Photo Tex. He was also impressed with how easy it was to install and remove the art.

The “Five Series” has been installed in the Lava Lounge, a local hot spot in Cleveland’s trendy Tremont neighborhood, and at the StartMart entrepreneurial hub and workspace in Cleveland’s Terminal Tower.

“Installation was a breeze,” said Wong. “Kodak Photo Tex is like a giant sticker. You can put it up anywhere and move it around with no problem. I would recommend it to anyone doing interior graphics of any kind.”

To see more of Jordan Wong’s artwork, visit wongface.com.

For more information about printing art, photographs, or decorative designs on Kodak Photo Tex, visit the Freedom Paper website or call our wide-format experts at 866-310-3335.

In addition to the original version of Photo Tex for primed, painted surfaces, Freedom Paper offers  Photo Tex EX with a stronger adhesive for longer-term wall murals, outdoor graphics, and ceiling displays and Photo Tex Opaque for photo murals with overlaps or graphics on colored or marked-up walls. All three versions are compatible with printers that use aqueous dye or aqueous pigment inks.

Four Kodak Inkjet Media Certified for HP Latex Ink

Some KODAK wide-format inkjet media originally developed for use with eco-solvent and UV-curable inks have now been certified for use with HP Latex inks.

Water-based HP Latex inks combine the best characteristics of eco-solvent ink and aqueous pigment inks. HP Latex inks provide durable, high-quality, odorless prints for both indoor and outdoor applications with reduced environmental impact. The scratch-resistant prints dry instantly and can be produced for a low cost per copy.

The following KODAK media have been independently tested and certified for use with HP Latex inks.

KODAK Photo Tex Repositionable Fabric

KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Glossy 10 mil, Solvent

KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Satin, 10 mil, Solvent

KODAK Backlit Film, Glossy 8 mil, Solvent

The HP Latex Certification process is designed to give print-service providers greater confidence that inkjet media promoted to work with latex inks will meet certain standards for performance and quality. The third-party testing evaluated how well the KODAK media performed with HP Latex inks in terms of print quality, printer-media interaction, and image handling and processing.

You can download profiles for using these KODAK wide-format inkjet media with different models of HP Latex printers from the HP Media Solutions Locator in the HP Print OS.

Freedom Paper is a proud reseller of KODAK wide-format inkjet media for use with the many different types of inkjet printers used in offices, schools, in-house print shops, commercial print shops, copy shops, and sign shops. Chat with us on our website or call us a 866-310-3335 for more information about KODAK inkjet media products.

Freedom Paper Now Offers Magic DMVB2 Premium Matte Banner Vinyl

Magic DMVB2 Premium Matte Scrim Banner Vinyl is a 15 mil, smooth, bright-white, matte banner vinyl. Its scrim layer adds durability and blocks light that diminishes readability.

Use it for short-term outdoor fence banners, hanging pole pocket banners, roll-up banners, and other temporary signs The ink receptive coating is water-resistant, scratch-resistant, and produces rich colors and a wide color gamut.

Use the matte banner vinyl with any wide-format inkjet printer in your shop, including printers that use aqueous dye, aqueous pigment, latex, eco-solvent, solvent, or UV-curable inks.


If you were a frequent user of the discontinued Magic DMVB14 banner vinyl, you can use the same profile and printer settings with DMVB2 Premium Matte Scrim Banner Vinyl.

This tear-resistant banner vinyl can be hemmed with banner welding equipment and finished with grommets for hanging.

The vinyl is sold in 50 ft. long rolls in four widths: 24, 36, 42, and 60 inches.

For more information about Magic DMVB14 banner vinyl and similar wide-format inkjet banner materials, chat online with the wide-format experts at Freedom Paper or call us at 866-310-3335.


Three Trends in Trade Show Booth Graphic Materials

Keeping up with trends in trade show booth graphic materials can be a challenge. But it’s a must for in-house printing groups and print-service providers.

For many businesses, trade shows are key components of their marketing strategy. A trade show provides an unbeatable opportunity to raise brand awareness within target customer groups, publicize new products, sell products, and meet face-to-face with strategic business partners, journalists, and current and prospective customers. A well-run trade-show booth can also help boost social-media follows and subscriptions to email newsletters.

So, even if a trade show is often the single largest expense in an organization’s marketing budget, the payoffs  can be substantial. With creative communications before and after the show, a trade show booth can generate returns long after the event has ended.

Fabric graphics in HP booth. Photo: Brand Management Group

If your company will be exhibiting at a trade show this year (or printing trade-show graphics for other companies), here are three trends in trade-show booth materials you should consider:

Print on Fabrics. Signs and images on inkjet-printable fabrics are called “soft signage” because they have a warmer, more inviting look than more rigid, laminated graphics. Plus lightweight fabric graphics can be easier and more economical to ship. HP recommends these two fabrics for trade-show graphics: HP Light Fabric and HP Durable Backlit Fabric.


Recyclable trade-show graphics on HP materials. Photo: Brand Management Group


Go Green. Many consumers are concerned about the environment and prefer doing business with companies that demonstrate a commitment to using environmentally friendly materials. HP recommends these recyclable options: HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene and HP Backlit Polyester Film.

Create Branded Walls. Use the wall space in your booth for branding. Custom-printed wallpaper with brand graphics can create an inviting space for demonstrating and discussing your products and services. HP recommends HP PVC-Wall Paper

Freedom Paper offers a huge assortment of wide-format inkjet media for trade-show graphics. For information and recommendations, chat with one of our wide-format experts online or call 866-310-3335.




Seven Trends Affecting Paper Manufacturing and Costs

Since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the paper manufacturing business has undergone some major changes. As the U.S. economy enters a growth mode, some of these changes are now creating paper shortages.

These shortages are driving up the costs of the coated and uncoated paper stocks that are used for everything from marketing materials, manuals, and packaging to office documents, engineering drawings, and architectural renderings.

Paper manufacturing plant

Pulp and paper mill. (Photo: ©hxdyl/www.123RF.com)


During the Great Recession, marketers and publishers slashed printing costs by publishing more content online instead of printing catalogs and magazines. As the big printing companies suffered sharp declines in the demand for high volumes of printed publications, the demand for printing paper dropped too.

Big printing companies and paper mills both started focusing more attention on package printing, because printed packaging can’t be replaced with digital content. Some U.S. paper mills started exporting more of their products overseas.

The rising interest in sustainability also affected paper manufacturing. After environmentalists called attention to problems associated with paper manufacturing, the mills adopted long-term goals to:

  • Increase paper recovery for recycling
  • Improve purchased energy efficiency
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promote sustainable forestry practices
  • Improve safety
  • Reduce water use

According to the 2016 “The Better Practices, Better Planet 2020” report, by the American Forest & Paper Association, some goals have already been surpassed and mills are making substantial progress on the other goals. The 2020 goals were established in 2011 and based on 2005 benchmarks.

Paper manufacturing is a very capital-intensive business. Higher energy costs and environmental investments have made it more costly for paper companies to operate or expand their existing facilities.

As U.S. paper mills revamped their operations for environmental improvements over the past 30 years, they didn’t invest in the newer, faster, and bigger manufacturing machines that are used by paper manufacturers in Europe, Asia, and South America. Most paper-making machines in the U.S. are more than 40 years old.

Paper mill cogeneration facility

Many paper mills have invested millions of dollars on high-efficiency power co-generation facilities. With these on-site facilities, pulp and paper mills use biomass such as wood waste and short-fiber cellulosic residuals to generate some of their own electricity. (Photo: ©Moreno Soppelsa, www.123RF.com)


Today, the demand for paper continues to be difficult to predict accurately. As the use of printed materials continues to evolve, major printing companies are keeping their customers informed about some of the trends that affect the cost of coated paper stocks. Here are facts reported in printing-industry blog posts and paper-industry associations.

Trends That Drive Up Costs

The number of paper mills in the United States has decreased. Two major U.S. manufacturers of coated paper closed in 2017. And 18 pulp and paper mills in the Southeast were shut down either temporarily or permanently after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Plus, the new owners for Appleton Coated have announced they will no longer make coated paper. SAPPI is shifting some of its paper-manufacturing capacity from coated paper to packaging grades of papers.

But there is no shortage of paper worldwide, and some paper distributors are replacing domestically manufactured papers with imported papers.

The price of wood pulp is rising. There is global competition for the raw materials used to make paper. Analysts predict that wood pulp costs will rise at an annual rate of about 5.1 percent through 2019.

A shortage of truck drivers is driving up shipping costs and delivery times. According to the American Trucking Associations, nearly 71% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Moving 10.5 billion tons of freight annually requires over 3.6 million trucks and over 3.5 million truck drivers. But the number of applicants for truck-driving jobs has been shrinking. Currently, there are about 51,000 fewer drivers available to meet the existing demand from product manufacturers and national retailers (such as Amazon and Walmart). To attract new drivers, shipping companies are offering signing bonuses and other incentives.

Trends That Influence Demand

Print and paper still have value. For a long time, some analysts have predicted that offices would eventually become “paperless.” That hasn’t happened.

Multiple surveys have shown that many people prefer to read printed books and magazines and keep hard copies of financial and legal documents. Many people believe prints on paper are easier to proofread.

Plus, printed copies offer a way to keep important information from being hacked and preserved for future generations. Photographs, engineering drawings, and architectural designs printed on archival papers can last for decades. The long-term accessibility of files stored on outdated formats and technology is less certain.

Print is an integral part of the multi-channel marketing mix. Brand marketers have discovered that personalized, printed direct mail is still an effective marketing tool, especially when used in conjunction with online marketing.

Brand marketers are also testing technologies to make printed materials (including packaging) more interactive. When printed materials can instantly be augmented with online content, brands can use print as a measurable, direct-to-end-user marketing channel.

Paper is recognized as a renewable resource. Two Sides North America has done a great job making corporations and consumers aware that “going paperless” doesn’t necessarily save trees and forests. Today, 91% of U.S. consumers agree that print and paper can be a sustainable way to communicate when responsibly produced, used, and recycled.

Some companies that formerly used flexible plastics for packaging have switched to to paper packaging because it’s a more environmentally friendly option.

The percentage of paper that is being recycled and re-used is growing. Paper recovery for recycling helps extend the useful life of paper and paper-based packaging products. The American Forest & Paper Association has announced that 65.8% of the paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2017. Paper is recycled more than any other material in North America.

The Bottom Line

Despite all of the good news about the sustainability of paper and effectiveness of printed communications, the prices of uncoated and coated papers are rising.

Over the past year, paper manufacturing companies have announced several price hikes. Distributors such as Freedom Paper have absorbed some of these price increases by diversifying into other types of products and becoming more efficient in daily operations. But at some point, every buyer of printing paper may be asked to pay higher prices.

Many paper merchants, including Freedom Paper, are confident that today’s manufacturing and shipping issues will be resolved so price hikes can be minimized.

In the long-term, the uptick in costs might be a small price to pay for making paper manufacturing a more environmentally sustainable, less wasteful process. Thanks to advances in digital printing and recycling, you can print only as many copies as you need and recycle outdated versions.

New HP DesignJet Z Printers Streamline Production of High-Quality Images

HP DesignJet Z6 with GIS map

At the FESPA 2018 Global Print Show in Berlin, HP Inc. unveiled two new aqueous pigment-ink DesignJet printers: the DesignJet Z6 and DesignJet Z9. The new models help print-service providers, retailers, GIS departments, and photo studios keep up with increasing demand for faster production of high-quality images. The printers offer fast, simple, productive workflows to produce beautiful photo prints, impactful graphics, and detailed images with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data.

The market for large-format photo merchandise grew seven percent in 2017, partly because nearly 1.3 trillion photos were taken that year. Web-to-print services make it easy for smartphone users to order their favorite images into enlargements such as posters, wall art, and canvas wraps. Online buyers expect fast-turnaround of their prints.


GIS imagery include full-color aerial photographs (including drone photography), satellite images, thermal images, and scanned maps. Hyperspectral imagery helps GIS analysts classify different land types for agriculture, forestry, and other projects that examine the Earth’s landscape. The average size of print files for GIS documents has grown significantly with the increased use of high-resolution images.

To streamline the fast production of high-quality images, the new DesignJet Z printing systems feature:

  • HP thermal inkjet printheads with High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA)
  • Dual-drop technology and HP Pixel Control
  • HP RGB Vivid Photo pigment inks
  • Innovations to simplify the efficient creation and post-processing of documents, signs, photos, and maps.

By tightly integrating HP’s new ink with advanced hardware and software, these DesignJet Z printers are engineered to produce amazing photo quality and print permanence with fewer inks. Fewer inks means reduced costs and less operator intervention.

The new vertical trimmer on select models makes it significantly faster to produce a higher volume of photo-print packages or smaller maps, retail, or event signs.

DesignJet Z6

The DesignJet Z6 Printer series is designed for GIS professionals, print service providers, and retailers who require simple-to-use wide-format inkjet printers for high-quality technical and graphics applications with water/fade resistance.

The new Z6 printer series is designed for the fast, precise, and secure printing of maps and orthophotographs that combine detailed, full-color imagery with fine lines and text.

With the powerful processing architecture and Adobe PDF Print Engine in the DesignJet Z6, users can easily print the most complex sets of files.

The DesignJet Z6 can also be used to print banners, exhibition and event graphics, backlit film for lightboxes, and point-of-sale graphics.

HP DesignJet Z6

HP DesignJet Z6

The DesignJet Z6 uses 6 ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, and chromatic red). Models include:

  • HP DesignJet Z6 24-in. Postscript® printer
  • HP DesignJet Z6-44 in. Postscript® printer
  • HP DesignJet Z6-44 in. Dual-Roll Postscript® printer with Vertical Trimmer.
DesignJet Z9

The HP DesignJet Z9 enables print service providers to sell high-quality photo prints along with a broad range of graphics and technical applications. The DesignJet Z9 with vertical trimmer supports fast, efficient production of photo packages and different sizes of prints on wide-format rolls of art paper or flexible canvas.

This printer uses 9 ink cartridges of RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, photo black, chromatic red, chromatic green, chromatic blue, and gray).

HP DesignJet Z9 wide-format inkjet printer

HP DesignJet Z9


Because the Z9 uses HP’s high-definition printheads with dual drop technology, the printer doesn’t need light cyan or light magenta inks to produce a wide color gamut and smooth transitions. An optional Gloss Enhancer is available to provide superior gloss uniformity on photo prints.

For outstanding, consistent image quality, the DesignJet Z9 includes an X-Rite i1 embedded spectrophotometer and HP Pixel Control. HP Pixel Control supports a truly digital color pipeline by controlling every print-ready pixel.

With HP HDNA printheads and HP Pixel Control technology, HP says users can get amazing image quality with just 9 inks instead of the 12 inks on previous generation HP DesignJet photo printers.

Because the gamut is increased by up to 10 percent (especially in dark colors), HP says even the most discerning viewers will appreciate the natural transitions, sharpness, and details in the shadows and highlight areas of the image.

The new Z9 printers also offer HP Professional PANTONE Emulation to match brand identity colors.

Models include:

  • HP DesignJet Z9: 24 in. Postscript® Printer
  • HP DesignJet Z9: 44 in. Postscript® Printer
  • HP DesignJet Z9 Dual-Roll 44 in. Postscript® Printer with Vertical Trimmer
Additional Info

The new DesignJet Z printers include an array of performance-boosting features.

Printhead: HP’s HDNA (High Definition Nozzle Architecture) thermal inkjet printheads have 2400 nozzles per square inch. Because each printhead can print two weights of each drop of ink color, the printers can produce higher-quality images without light cyan and light magenta inks.

File-Processing and Storage: To process complex and graphic-intensive prints, the new DesignJet Z printers have a 500 GB hard-desk drive with more virtual memory.

Tools to create: A redesigned poster application in the HP Applications Center gives users access to all of the necessary tools to create beautiful, original signs and posters.

The HP Applications Center also includes access to Adobe Stock, Unsplash (photos), Vecteezy (illustrations), and Pattern Design (vector patterns).

Plus, the HP Applications Center can embed augmented reality (AR) technology to ignite the creation of more meaningful engaging content for print.

Indoor and Outdoor Durability: The highly stable pigmented HP Vivid Photo Inks provide water-resistant, fade-resistant prints for long-term indoor display. When printed on water-resistant media, prints from Z6 and Z9 printers are also suitable for outdoor display.

Security: To safeguard printers and data, users can take advantage of HP Secure Boot, whitelisting, authentication solutions, and HP JetAdvantage Security manager.

HP PrintOS: With this cloud-based platform, DesignJet Z printer users can use their smartphones or tablets to remotely manage the print production environment from anywhere at any time.

Dual-Roll Models with Vertical Trimmers: The 44-inch DesignJet Z6 and Z9 models can be purchased with a dual roll feed and vertical trimmer. The dual-roll support with automatic roll switching enables users to spend less time on media changes. The vertical trimmer makes it easy to cut multiple 8.5 x 11 prints from ganged-up prints on 44-inch rolls of media.

HP Click Printing Software:  With one click, you can print PDF, JPEG, TIFF, DWF, and HP-GL/2 files from a PC or Mac directly to HP DesignJet printers. The software features automatic nesting, resizing, and orientation

The new DesignJet Z Printers enhance the user experience and reinvent printing possibilities for both professional photo and sign applications, notes Guayente Sanmartin, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing, HP Inc. “We thoughtfully designed the new printers to deliver impressive photo quality without compromising time resources and output speeds.”

For more information, visit: hp.com/go/DesignJet Z6 and hp.com/go/DesignJet Z9.


Five Ways to Celebrate National Photography Month

In 1987, Congress declared May National Photography Month. It’s a time to celebrate photography as an art form and help people get more joy out of photography and their pictures.

Hand holds smartphone camera with image of forest path

Many of the 1.5 trillion photos captured this year will remain in the cloud. But a record number are being printed. (Photo: Kodak Professional)

Thirty years ago, Congress had no way of knowing that in 2018 we would be carrying cameras everywhere we go. And they couldn’t have predicted that we would be snapping pictures of everything from weddings, vacations, and graduations to selfies and the food served for dinner.

So consider National Photo Month as a time to re-engage with photography as an art form and tool for preserving memories.

Here are a few suggestions to actively celebrate National Photography Month.

Register for a photography course. Hundreds of online programs, workshops, and college classes are available for photographers of all skill levels and interests. In addition to meeting people you can learn from, you could possibly discover a new passion. To learn more about the types of photography programs now available, visit the Photo Educate blog, the Canon Digital Learning Center, or the Udemy list of photography courses.

Start a photography project. Choose a style of photography, a specific lens, or subject of interest and take one image a day. Post your images to social media, print them, hang them, or journal about your interpretation of the image. Shutterfly has published a list of more than 65 photography project ideas you can start today.

Print your best photos. Some professional photographers predict that in 10 years the most photographed generation will have no pictures. If you don’t print photos, imagine what will happen if you keep your images stored on various DVDs, thumb drives, old-model smartphones, and sharing sites such as Flickr. In 10 or 15 years, the technologies and websites you use to capture, store, and share your images might be obsolete.

Photographer compares inkjet photo print to computer images

Consider Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper for making long-lasting pigment-ink prints of your images. Choose from luster, metallic, or matte finishes. (Photo: Kodak Professional)


Create a scrapbook or photo album. Raid your parents’ stash of images or use images from your Photo Month photo project. An album is a great way to display and preserve collections of images and channel your creativity as a visual storyteller.

Restore and preserve historic photos. Go through boxes of old photos and find images that are important to your family history. With scanning applications on smartphones and tablets, it is easy to make sure these treasures last for generations to come.

Haul out the boxes, download a mobile scanning app, tweak the photos with a photo editing app, and print your images with pigment inks on archival inkjet photo or art paper. Store the photos in a archival storage box. Read more in our blog post about Preserving Art Prints on Archival Matte Paper.

To share other ideas on how to celebrate National Photography Month, send your suggestions to  tina@freedompaper.com.

Visit the Freedom Paper.com website to see the range of inkjet photo papers we sell from brands such as Kodak, Canon, Hahnemuhle, Moab, and Innova. Call us at 866-310-3335 or chat with us online for recommendations of which papers might be best for your upcoming photo-printing projects.


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