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It was Ansel Adams who said, "The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance". There is something that's just so compelling about the final print. It's almost as if it just completes your whole workflow, and there is something about seeing that final print. Now, there are images that I like when I look at them on my monitor, and I think okay, that's a pretty good image. But then when I make that print, it literally takes my breath away. I'm often asked, Chris, what kind of paper do you use, what kind of printers do you use? Well, here is my setup. I print all my stuff with Epson products. I have a wide range of printers that I use for my large format stuff, 9800. Then I also use the 3800 quite a bit; that's probably the printer I use most frequently. Then every once in a while I use the 2400.
Now, the type of papers that I like to use, again, the Epson papers I think work incredibly well. I tend to lean a little bit towards the Matt papers. I love Velvet Fine Art Papers, the Luster papers. Now, I also use the fiber base papers; those are really fascinating, as well as some of the glossy papers. The papers that I use most frequently are the Mattes, the Luster, and that Velvet Fine Art Paper. One of the reasons that I use all of these Epson products to print my photographs is because I'm able to express myself so well. There is just something about the color, about the tones, about the clarity, and how everything just works so well together. So in my case, I have had incredible luck with these printers and with these papers. So I just want to give a quick shout out to Epson and just say, hey Epson, thanks a ton for the stuff that you create. It definitely has helped me actualize my photographic vision.
Now, of course, there are other types of printers out there that are amazing. There are other types of paper as well. Yet, this is what I use, and oftentimes people ask me, hey, what's your scoop, how do you print your images? Well, here it is, those are the products that I'm using.
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