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Scrapbooking Printers

The evolution of printed images and the progression of personal storytelling have culminated in the modern form of scrapbooking we know and love today....read more

Upscale Photos With AI to Make Stunning Image Blow-Ups

Many Red River Paper users complain that increasing the size of their images often produces a print that’s blocky and blurry. New Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software is changing that. But first, let’s review some of the basics of image enlargement....read more

How to Print on Card Stock - Tips for Beautiful Results

There’s a difference between planning a weekly date night and planning a wedding. Likewise, printing a recipe on play 8 1/2" paper and printing your artwork on card stock are very different....read more

Best Paper for Postcards: Types, Weight, Uses & More

Selecting the perfect paper for postcards can be a challenging task as it largely depends on the intended use and personal preferences. However, there are some common types of paper and cardstock that are often recommended for creating impressive and durable postcards....read more

What is Baryta Paper and Why Is it So Popular?

In the intricate realm of photography, the choice of paper is as vital as the camera or lens. The medium can greatly influence the final outcome of an image, adding depth, character, and a unique finish that distinguishes one photograph from another....read more

How Selfies Conquered My Inner Demons. Part 2

I’ve sometimes been asked why not look into a mirror instead of going to the trouble of posing, shooting an image and then viewing a print,? Wouldn’t that be easier than going through all that time and trouble?  My answer is......read more
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Success on Paper - Dave Garbot, Illustrator

Wish you could print your artwork in your studio, but don’t know where to begin? Dave Garbot got his start with Red River Paper — and hasn’t looked back....read more

Success on Paper - Debbie Mouser, Greeting Card Artist

Want a quality paper that your customers rave about? And customer service that helps you solve problems? Discover how greeting card artist Debbie Mouser found both in the latest “Success on Paper” blog post....read more

Printer Drivers: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

You have a computer. You have a printer. Isn’t that all the tech you need to share and sell your work in your shop, on Etsy, or in galleries? Not exactly....read more

Success on Paper - Sandra Freeman, Artist

In 2007, Sandra Freeman decided to go from art collector to art creator. See how this Dallas native quickly mastered photography, painting, and stitchery — and how Red River Paper has what she needs to bring it all together....read more

Success on Paper - Sarah Lewis, Watercolor Artist

Although she never intended to start a business, this Maryland watercolor artist specializing in wedding invitations is crushing it with creativity and big thinking. Sarah Lewis is definitely “one to watch”! See how Red River Paper helps Sarah marry art and commerce....read more

How Selfies Conquered My Inner Demons. Part 1

Kath Chapman reveals how the power of selfies can give photographers, artists and others a big creative boost....read more
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Success on Paper - Jeffrey Stoner, Photographer

Once a business executive, with a lifelong passion for photography, Jeffrey Stoner now applies his work ethic to capturing beautiful photographs of steam locomotives and mountain goats...read more

Success on Paper - Brett Blumenthal, Watercolor Artist

Becoming a mother isn't always the most convenient time to launch a business. But for Brett Blumenthal, creating art for her son’s nursery led to sharing her artistic talent — and her love for nature...read more

Success on Paper - Lynn Goldsmith Rocks the Photography World

From Elton John to Miley Cyrus, Lynn Goldsmith has built a reputation as a photographer to the rock stars. “I don’t take pictures, I make them”...read more

Shooting Environmental Portraits: Back to Basics

An environmental portrait ties your subjects to their occupations or interests while focusing on direct eye contact that mirrors the soul of the subject and defines them in a unique visual context...read more

Russell Lee: New Mexico Homesteaders in Pie Town

Russell Lee photo documented Homesteaders in Pie Town. Documenting adversity, he also relished shooting the good times that hard times spawn, showing the indomitable American spirit...read more

Revealed! The Secret Life of Your Inkjet Printer

To get the most out of your inkjet printer it helps to understand exactly how your printer technology, ink, and paper work together to capture the right settings for the perfect image....read more