Today I thought I would share with you a lesson I have learnt recently in printing photos for a scrapbook layout.
I once had an HP printer which was fabulous at what it did. It would print good photos no matter what papers were used. However, the ink cartridges were very costly and we were having issues with the rollers and other niggles, so it was time we bid it a fond farewell. It was cheaper to have photos printed either on line or at the local chemist, than use my printer. I came home from work one day to find a sparkly new Kodak printer which can scan, copy and of course, print photographs. So we linked it up to the computer and printed off the test photos that came with the start up and yep, they were fine.
A short while later I decided to print some photographs but I could not get good results no matter what I tried and was deeply disappointed and so off to the local chemist I went to get photos processed again. This was no good at all So on a Snow day earlier this year I chose a photo, got all the different makes of papers out that I possessed and printed them all with the same photo and this is what transpired....
(Ryman 7 x 5)
(Kodak paper- OK)
(Kodak paper after I calibrated my screen)
So here is the layout I have made using the final picture....
I used Basic Grey, October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers and TPC Studios papers. Martha Stewart punch around the page, Artemio stamps and Spellbinders dies. I cut the letters on my Cricut and on the word "Chikkin" I used glossy accents adding a little red Hampton Art glitter on there. The Life card is VOS and includes some handwritten journalling.
I found some more VOS - very old brads for the centres of the snowflakes and the papers I have had for a long time. The ribbon was a purchase from last week so a NBUS - I could not resist the barbed wire!
So moral of today's story, use the right paper in a Kodak machine or you will not get good results! If anyone has an HP and would like 49 sheets of HP 6x4 paper, Liddle/Aldi paper or Ryman paper let me know!
Thanks for bearing with me with today's looong post.