Today I thought I would do a post on how I create my art prints from home. Recently I have been creating lots of James Bond prints (yes I'm truly obsessed!) at home as it means they cost next to nothing and you can get all the photos off google or create some art prints yourself (I have not yet tried this.) My prints look great and are easy to do, so here's some tips on how to create them and how I do mine!
The prints below are put together for photo purpose and are all separate frames, if you like the loo there are loads of montage style frames out there!
These are my current prints, which have all been made in the same way. Here's how I get my prints.
1. I use windows 10 on a HP Pavilion laptop, I double click on the photo and select print.
2. It then brings up my printer menu, my printer is a HP Officejet 7510 series which I absolutely love as its wireless and has a great print quality.
3. I then select my orientation, (portrait or landscape.)
4. I then select my paper type, I haven't yet used glossy as I like the look of matte paper. I use the Q Connect Premium Inkjet Printer Paper A4 100gsm Pk200- KF01553 or basic matte paper. For this I select other matte inkjet papers or anything that would suit the paper type you use.
5. I then select the photo size 8 x 10 Inches so the photo has a nice border.
6. I usually select shrink to fit when choosing a fit option so the photo fits nicely and nothings cut off.
That's how I print my images. Next I'm going to talk about the frames I use. I like to go for a thick bordered matte black frame with a very small ledge. This makes the photos look really stylish. I buy y frames for around £5 from Homebase, however I cant find them on there website, so I will link some other options, but you can get them in most places.
Paper - www.monkeyoffice.co.uk/brands/q-connect/printer-copier-paper/q-connect-premium-inkjet-printer-paper-a4-100gsm-pk200-kf01553/
Frames - www.fastframes.co.uk/acatalog/Nielsen_Pearl_Matt_Black_Picture_Frame.html
There's a large selection of frames here which look similar - www.pictureframesexpress.co.uk/frame-types/black/37/
Hope you enjoy this little, easy and inexpensive DIY.
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