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#1 Photo4

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:33 PM

Why pay go to a photo lab and either put up with boring 6x4" prints - or pay the earth for a printed album - when you can produce beautiful bound photo albums on your inkjet printer at home?
There are so many products on the market – however you don’t see too many photo albums for digital printers.

A site which specialises in albums for you to print yourself is www.opusalbums.com.

They have several designs – and have promised more to come.

If, like me, you know what you want then I would recommend the OPUS album. This uses Innova’s paper. There offer three different papers according to your taste. There is a natural white soft textured art paper – nice feel, but it needs careful treatment and if you are printing a lot scuff might be a problem. The alternative is a high white rag paper – very smooth and with really good results. This is more of a photographic paper. These are both double sided. Then there is Innova’s flagship Fiba gloss – which professionals – especially those in monochrome seem to rave about.



To get the best you need to use a semi-professional printer. I have just invested in an Epson R1800 and this is fine. The R800 had feeding problems – it does not really like the heavy grades 250gsm plus.

I would also recommend that you use the Epson archival matte settings rather than an ICC profile. There could be exceptions, but the one I downloaded from Innova was a bit disappointing.

I have also tried the Print & Bind. This is good for the home amateur. It uses a good cast coated photo glossy paper – and you can use the standard paper settings.

For more information
Print & Bind High quality photo glossy paper £9.95
Print & Bind Album


Photo Art - archival, giclée paper £27.50
OPUS Photo Art album

Also
Fotoslate 4 - album design software
Photoslate 4 Digital Design Studio

OPUSalbums offers ACDSee’s FotoSlate 4 to layout the album. It is an intuitive programme and a doddle to use. A really good presentation album – with foreground and background photos can be produced in half an hour.

It’s worth a try!

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#2 Wedding Photographer

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

I've used these Opus books for showing proofs of my Wedding Photography and found them to be very good quality.
I print them on my Epson 7800 which works really well with them and gives the high quality wedding photographs a great platform.
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#3 Iah Hephaestus

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:11 AM

Once captured OPUS is the ideal medium to keep and share those precious moments. it very useful to share my moments with others. really nice.

#4 fireworks333

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:17 PM

There's a great way to print thousands of color photos at home without going broke on cartridges. Continuous ink supply system is a new product released only a few years ago it is only beginning to become popular around the world. It’s a device for minimizing printing expenses when using an ink-jet printer, an all-in-one device or a plotter; use it instead of buying new cartridges (especially good if you print a lot of high quality material in color). CISS printing quality differs only 2-5% from original cartridge quality, but economy is 1000%

#5 stephanstrauss

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:24 PM

There is a natural white soft textured art paper , but it needs careful treatment and if you are printing a lot scuff might be a problem. The alternative is a high white rag paper very smooth and with really good results. This is more of a photographic paper.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

I always print my albums at home using my inkjet printer and photo paper. It saves me a lot of money. rolleyes.gif

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#7 nash30

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

Has anyone here tried the Innova smooth cotton dual sided paper? i do all photo prints at home since I want to focus on every detail of the printing process, but I can't relly say that it is cheaper to print at home rather than have it printed on a shop. You pay for the electricity,ink,paper when you print at home,right?

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