How to Use the Crop Tool in Photoshop

We see alot of files from our clients here at InkFX and many times we have to crop the images supplied by our clients. It is always better for you (our clients) to crop your images exactly the right size you want before supplying it to us.

Here’s a little video on Cropping that might help.

Here’s another one below from someone else.

Here’s an Elements 9 Tutorial on using the Crop Tool:

Here’s another Elements 9 Tutorial on using the Crop Tool too! πŸ™‚



Inspired by Julia Gillard to Bring the Baby Bonus back

We know she (Gillard) took the bonus away so we’re bringing it back!

This is a 3-Day End of Financial Year sale too. We’re combining all theΒ occasions into one!

Our new Epson Printer (“The Boss”), we also call it our New Baby! πŸ™‚ (hence the baby bonus). And the End of Financial Year. It’s big.

This is a great opportunity to stock up. Order now, Upload later. No order limits. Go hard!

Any questions at all let us know 1300 90 30 65.



More PacPrint 2013 Updates

Wow! I just realized it’s been waaaay too long since writing a formal update for our blog. So here goes! πŸ™‚

Zac and I recently went down to Melbourne for PacPrint (Printing Trade show) and spent some time checking out all the latest equipment on offer from the various suppliers e.g. Epson, HP, Canon, Fujifilm, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Roland etc etc etc and the brands go on. Our main purpose for being there though was to really check out one of the newest Epson machines that we’re looking at getting for InkFX.

Me (Shane) standing in front of the new Beast (Epson’s latest 10 colour eco-solvent printer)

It’s a beast! We spent quite a few hours with the guys at Epson and our trade suppliers running samples and tweeking things to make sure the quality for what we do and for our clients is at it’s best! πŸ™‚ We’re pleased to say that we’re more than thrilled with the results and are hoping to be able to get the machine in the next few weeks.

We actually took a few Canvases down from here that we had already printed on our current printers using the Hahnemuhle Daguerre canvas to compare. The color gamut of the new printers is amazing. Even the 4 color printer results were very impressive. Not quite good enough for what we’re after but good all the same!

We’ll keep you posted on this as to how the acquisition goes though. πŸ™‚

New Products

We’ve added a few new products to our range. Including Rolled Canvases:

Our Rolled Canvas – Supplied in a tube ready to be framed! Great for travelling or sending overseas!

We’ve also added ‘Poster Prints‘. They’re suitable for basic posters or large type prints that will either be framed OR laminated. Printed on a high quality Bond (Matte finish).

Here’s my new car! (in my dreams!!! LOL) getting a new car wrap

We’ll have some more good news shortly πŸ™‚



Updates for Pro Photographers

We’ve made a few changes to our Pro Photographer program and one of the new changes is a Minimum order size to get your discount.Β The minimum order amount to get the Pro Discount is $100.

Plus, when we run certain specials that are ‘super special’ there will be no ‘extra’ discount applied. (we have to make sure we stay in business!)

We still include FREE Shipping on All Canvas orders over $100. Nothing has changed there. If you have any questions or feedback let me know.



Discontinued Media

We’re currently reviewing all the different media types that we offer and we will be removing a number of them. As of tomorrow 22nd April 2013 we will no longer be offering the Moab Exhibition Luster media.

It’s a beautiful paper but the demand has just not been there for it. An alternative to the Exhibition Luster is our 285gsm Luster/Silk Prints.



Fun Friday is here, What are you up to?

WOW! What a week. We’ve printed some amazing work this week for our amazing clients. But now it’s Friday! And as we call it here at InkFX HQ – Fun Friday!

funWe’re still actually working here but we like to think we’re having a bit of a party while we’re working away! πŸ™‚ it’s been a big week with our Clearance Specials here (we’ve still got some left). We’re really trying to make as much room as possible for our massive shipment!

Thanks to everyone who has ordered so far. You’ve got some bargains. Please make sure you upload your images asap so we can get them out to you.

We hope you’ve had a GREAT week and if you have any questions or enquiries over the weekend feel free to shoot them thru. We’d love to hear from you! You can contact us anytime. We’ll probably have a few extra sizes added to our Clearance Specials.

Here’s a couple of canvases we’ve printed this week:


An absolutely stunning 20×30″ Canvas


Another Stunner!


A little close up of the corners and edging πŸ™‚


A beautiful Black and White πŸ™‚


Not your ordinary collage!! whoa! πŸ™‚

Have a GREAT weekend and let me know if we can do anything for you! πŸ™‚

Leave a comment below and let us know what you have planned for the weekend! (Starting with Fun Friday of course!!)



Clearance Sale

We’ve just received our HUGE shipment of frames (over 2,300kg of them)!!! As you can imagine it takes up alot of space. So I’ve gotta clear out our remaining stock to make way for the new!

So to celebrate we’re having a Clearance Sale.




Welcome to our blog!

Well we’ve finally got our blog up and running! πŸ™‚

We hope you like it. We’ll share bits and pieces that are going on here at InkFX and also have tips and tricks that might help you out too.

To keep up to date with our site make sure you register for our newsletter updates too!

We’ve been printing lots and lots of canvases and we’ll be posting some images from behind the scenes here at InkFX too!



How to Create Your Own Photoshop Brushes

Today I just wanted to share a Video with you that I created a little while ago. It has been reasonably popular. It’s really for the ‘creative’ type of people who would like to add a bit of spice to their images using brushes. This type of thing is great for Wedding Photography, Baby Photos and even portraits. You can add cool borders or effects and have total control over them!

If you enjoy the video please leave a comment below!



InkFX Photography

I often get asked if InkFX also does Photography. If there is an InkFX Photography arm of InkFX Printing?

Here’s a link to some of my photography work:

I’m currently not taking on any new Photography assignments at the moment. I absolutely love shooting but with our printing business InkFX Printing there’s very little time for me to get out and shoot. But I get a real buzz from seeing our amazing clients work and printing it for them.

We ship Australia wide and most orders ship next day or within 48 hours of ordering.

I have alot of photography contacts so if you’re looking for a Photographer in a certain area I might be able to put you onto someone.




$195 Canvas Giveaway

Enter now to be in the running to win one of the great prizes up for grabs in our FREE Giveaway! It’s not every day you can win a FREE 24×36″ Hahnemuhle 400gsm Fine-Art Canvas printed by InkFX Printing of one of your photos absolutely FREE!

Winners will be selected completely randomly by the system. The more entries the more chances to win!

(Example only – The winner can use any one of their own images)

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