Fotospeed has announced a range of square-format inkjet paper for Instagrammers and medium-format photographers…
With Instagram taking over the world, it was only a matter of time until someone spotted the need for a quality square-format inkjet paper, and UK company Fotospeed are first to address this need. Available in October, the paper will be available in three sizes (8x8in, 10x10in and 12x12in) and three finishes (PF Lustre 275, Platinum Etching and Fotospeed Platinum Baryta).
Although pricing is still to be confirmed, if the new papers are up to the same quality as Fotospeed’s other papers, we could be looking at a square-format revolution, lead by Instagrammers and medium-format fanatics.
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.
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 and 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.”
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 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.