Fotospeed Launch Square-Format Papers

September 19, 2016 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

Fotospeed is launching a selection of square-format inkjet papers. Available from October, the papers come in three sizes, 8"x8", 10"x10" and 12"x12"; and three finishes, Fotospeed PF Lustre 275, Fotospeed Platinum Etching and Fotospeed Platinum Baryta. “We are committed to encouraging photographers to print their images,” says Toby Herlinger, Sales & Marketing Director at Fotospeed. “Fotospeed truly believe in the power and difference that a printed image makes. Getting images out of social media and giving strangely shaped images a way of getting printed easily, makes sense to us. We’ve done the same with panoramas in the past, and we’re excited to give photographers an easy and cost effective way to print high quality, square images.” The square paper format will provide medium format users with a cost effective solution to having to cut from larger sheets of paper, will give Instagram users the chance to print their images easily, and will enable anyone whose photo would be better suited to a square an easy way to create that print without any wastage. Pricing for the new papers has yet to be confirmed.

Fotospeed Press Release

Fotospeed Launch Square Papers Ideal for Medium Format photographers, Instagrammers and Photo enthusiasts

Corsham, UK, 19th September 2016 – Fotospeed, the UK’s premier photographic paper brand, is launching a selection of square inkjet papers. The papers which will be available in October come in three sizes, 8x8 inch, 10x10 inch and 12x12 inch. They will also come in three finishes, Fotospeed PF Lustre 275, Fotospeed Platinum Etching and Fotospeed Platinum Baryta.

Fotospeed will be attending Photokina from 20-25th September 2016. A first look at the new square inkjet papers will be available at their stand A035 in Hall 3.1.

The square paper format will provide medium format users with a cost effective solution to having to cut from larger sheets of paper, will give Instagram users the chance to print their images easily, and will enable anyone whose photo would be better suited to a square an easy way to create that print without any wastage.

Toby Herlinger, Sales & Marketing Director at Fotospeed, believes that to get more images printed you need to give photographers the tools to do it easily.

“We are committed to encouraging photographers to print their images. Fotospeed truly believe in the power and difference that a printed image makes. Getting images out of social media and giving strangely shaped images a way of getting printed easily, makes sense to us. We’ve done the same with panoramas in the past, and we’re excited to give photographers an easy and cost effective way to print high quality, square images.”

Photographers can choose from three finishes, with all three available in 8x8, 10x10 or 12x12 inch sizes.

Fotospeed PF Lustre 275

This multi-award winning paper’s wide colour gamut and high D-MAX delivers beautiful images, both in colour and black and white. It is compatible with both dye and pigment inks and at 275gsm combines quality and price perfectly for many photographers.

Fotospeed Platinum Etching

Platinum Etching 285 is a 100% acid free Fine Art paper with a velvety, textured surface. A natural white base and state of the art ink-receiving layer delivers a high D-MAX and wide
colour gamut. Platinum Etching is 25% cotton and 75% alpha-cellulose.

Fotospeed Platinum Baryta

Platinum Baryta 300 is a 100% acid free, Fine Art paper with a smooth unglazed gloss surface. A natural white base and state of the art micro-porous ink receiving layer delivers a high D-MAX (2.7) and wide colour gamut. Platinum Baryta 300 reveals delicate highlights and smooth transitions to shadows for both colour and B&W printing.

The paper will be available early October, with pricing to be confirmed.

The launch of the square paper range compliments Fotospeed’s existing panoramic paper range, which gives photographers the perfect 3:1 ratio need for a well-balanced panoramic image. Being 210mm in height means that it can be printed on by almost any A4 printer and larger. Fotospeed have also created a simple panoramic printing template which can be used in Photoshop, Lightroom and many other programs.



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