During PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo in New York Oct. 26-28, many sessions will discuss mind-scrambling imaging technologies such virtual and augmented reality. But if you prefer the timeless pleasure of viewing a well-crafted photographic print, you will find lots of inspiration in booths that show inkjet photo art papers.
The newest inkjet photo printers from Canon and Epson will be displayed at PhotoPlus Expo, along with a slew of excellent inkjet photo art papers, canvases, and display products from Moab, Innova Art, and Hahnemühle. You can see, touch, and compare their latest offerings and see superb examples of great photographs on different types of fine papers. And, if you time your visit right, you may meet some of the renowned photographers behind the featured images.
Moab will be showing their new Flint portfolios. Available for either 8.5 x 11 in. portrait-mode pages or 19 x 13 in. landscape-mode pages, the screw-post portfolios easily convert collections of printed images into stunning presentations. Printed images can be changed out without a lot of time or effort.
Flint portfolio by Moab
Innovative adhesive hinge strips can be applied to any Moab Paper. Each portfolio can hold 25 sheets. The pages are bound between matte-black acrylic exterior panels that resist scratches and fingerprints. Watch a video demonstration of the Flint portfolio on YouTube.
Moab will also show their new Entrada Rag Textured 300 fine-art paper. It is the first addition to Moab’s renowned Entrada papers in more than 10 years. The 100% cotton, 300 gsm, 22.5 mil paper has a warm tone and subtle texture. The defined, but restrained, texture enhances the printed image without being distracting. It provides a Dmax and tonal range that are unparalleled for cotton matte paper.
Use Entrada Rag Textured to make archival fine art photography, art reproductions, portraits, or high-end posters on Epson, Canon, or HP professional inkjet photo printers that use pigment inks.
In his review on the Moab Paper blog, Moab Master photographer Harold Davis writes that “The primary difference between Entrada Rag Textured and the original Entrada Rag Natural is, of course, the texture of the surface. But what you have here is an elegant, refined texture—not an over-the-top ‘watercolor’ paper.” He suggests that, “the images that work best with Entrada Rag Textured are artful, and intended as art (as opposed to, for example, journalistic-style imagery).”
Innova Art will be celebrating the collaborative creative process at PhotoPlus Expo. Innova staffers will be joined in the booth by photographer Jim McHugh and urban artists Joe ‘Prime’ Reza and David ‘Big Sleeps’ Cavazos. The three men have been collaborating for the past three years. During live painting sessions, Big Sleeps and Prime will be painting their own distinctive lettering over photographic prints by Jim McHugh. Each piece will then become an original piece of art.
Collaborative art by Jim McHugh, Joe “Prime” Reza, and David ‘Big Sleeps’ Cavazos
Booth visitors can attend live Q&A sessions with the artists and learn more about how collaborative art projects can work. A limited number of attendees can take home signed, limited-edition prints on Innova archival inkjet paper.
The Innova team will be on hand to explain how to choose the media type best suited for your work. Archival inkjet media from the Innova Editions, Fine Art, Photo Art, and Canvas collections will be on display so you can see and feel the difference between the materials.
Products from Innova Art’s JetMaster® Display Systems line will also be on display. With the JetMaster Photo Panel, you can create frame-free displays. With the JetMaster PhotoWrap, you can make dimensional displays that look like canvas wraps, without the use of stretcher bars and other tools. You can create these displays in just a few minutes and send finished, ready-to-hang prints to clients, family and friends.
Hahnemühle will be showing their complete line of Digital FineArt and Photo papers and canvases, including their two newest inkjet canvases: Hahnemühle Goya Canvas and Hahnemühle Cézanne canvas.
Hahnemühle Goya Canvas
Hahnemühle Goya canvas is an easy-to-stretch, satin canvas that does not require varnishing after printing. This 340 gsm, natural white, poly-cotton canvas is acid-free and archival, in accordance with ISO 9706 standards for museum longevity requirements. With its premium satin inkjet coating, Hahnemuhle Goya canvas meets the highest industry standards for density, color gamut, color gradations, and image sharpness. It is free of optical brightening agents (OBAs).
Hahnemühle Cezanne canvas is a natural white, 100-percent cotton canvas with a finely woven, elegant surface structure. This 430 gsm canvas contains no optical brighteners and is acid-free and archival according to ISO 9706 standards. This high-quality canvas provides extraordinary elasticity for use with stretcher frames and performs well with Hahnemühle varnish. It produces extremely vibrant colors and deep blacks and is compatible with wide-format inkjet photo printers that use aqueous dye or aqueous pigment inks.
On Friday, October 27, Hahnemuhle booth visitors can meet the creative team behind the unique and beautiful portraits of dancers featured in the NYC Dance Project. The project is a collaboration between renowned fashion/beauty photographer Ken Browar and Deborah Orly, who has a background in dance and editorial photography.
Each portrait shoot is prepared as though it were a dance production. Attention is paid to every detail, including the movement, lighting, and feeling of each photograph.
Browar and Orly have published a coffeetable book about The NYC Dance Project, as well as a deluxe boxed special edition that includes a signed and numbered print on Hahnemühle paper.
About PhotoPlus Expo
Sponsored by PDN magazine, PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. Nearly 20,000 professional, amateur, and emerging photographers, enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world attend the conference and expo, which is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
This year’s show features over 100 educational seminars, photo walks and master classes, filmmaking and drone sessions, portfolio reviews, technical awards. At the show, you can touch, try, and compare thousands of products from more than 200 exhibitors and brands.
Call Freedom Paper for Details
Freedom Paper sells many popular inkjet photo and art papers from Hahnemuhle, Innova Art, and Moab. If you would like more information about the products shown here or on our website, please call us at 866-310-3335