INTRO - TAKE THE LYSON CHALLENGE
Are you getting vibrant colours, deep rich blacks and brilliant whites that are achievable with Lyson Professional Inksets and Media? To see if your printing is up to scratch, we can send you a FREE evaluation print... Test your existing ink and paper performance against Lyson Professional inksets and media:
Let us send you our evaluation print, created with the industry-leading Lyson PhotoChrome pigment inks,as produced for the Epson 2880, 3800, 4880, 7880 and 9880 and created to complement Lyson Professional High-White production media (particularly Pro Satin, Pro Gloss and Gloss Fine Art). Then download the same JPEG image from our website and print it out with your own ink/media combination, and compare the two. On our print, you should see the excellent inkjet blacks and the superb white of our inkjet paper, plus the clean, pure primary colours of our pigment inks, which create clearly superior colour and clean flesh tones. Also crisp, punchy monochromes with superb tonality and definition. We believe that Lyson photographic inks and media are by far the best combination in the industry.
See for yourself – CLICK HERE to request our evaluation print Once received, we are sure you'll notice the excellent inkjet blacks and the superb white of our inkjet paper, plus the clean, pure primary colours of our pigment inks, which create clearly superior colour and clean flesh tones. Also crisp, punchy monochromes with superb tonality and definition. We believe that Lyson photographic inks and media are by far the best combination in the industry, and back it up with a full ink manufacturer's guarantee on all products. You can download the image files from our Lyson Evaluation Prints Page
THE INKJET PAPER TEST
Are you sure that you are actually creating bright white and deep rich blacks in your inkjet printing? Take this test and see for yourself whether you are actually creating prints, which do your work justice.... Send an email to with the subject line "Lyson Evaluation Paper", to receive a FREE sampling pack of 2 sheets of A4 Lyson 265gsm Pro Photo Gloss and 2 sheets of A4 Lyson 265gsm Pro Photo Satin. Please ensure you include your full postal address. Once you have your Lyson evaluation pack, select from your images one which contains truly bright white areas, such as a Bride’s dress. Print this image on your usual brand inkjet paper, and then print the identical image on the Lyson evaluation papers. See for yourself the comparison in the white-point of the image.
Many inkjet papers economise in their base coat preparation, with the result that the bright white elements of your image appear slightly ‘creamy’ or even exhibit a yellow tinge. It is not until you compare your existing prints to an identical print made on professional inkjet paper that you realize this. Numerous Photographic professionals in the UK and beyond specify Lyson Professional Inkjet Papers mainly for this reason: Superb clean whites, good rich blacks, with excellent smooth colour rendering throughout the saturation and density range.
CLICK HERE to purchase the Lyson Starter Media Pack containing 9 different A4 sheets of professional quality inkjet paper.
USEFUL INKJET INFORMATION
In our opinion, the most important colours in colour printing are black and white! In most photographic applications, it is absolutely crucial to use an inkjet paper that has a bright white base, (remember that you do not have white ink!) which also has a coating which enables your inks to produce good rich blacks without blocking in your shadow detail. Lyson Professional Inkjet Media is selected by the Lyson Laboratories in Stockport, Manchester, to produce the smoothest response to an inkset possible. The coatings applied to all Lyson media allow a superb smooth graduation of tone from dead black through to the white of the paper, without the ‘blocking in’ or ‘blowing out’ often seen when using a consumer quality inkjet paper.
Good performance in the extremities of image density is not enough. Lyson media coatings work with all popular brands of Photographic inkset: Lyson, Epson, Canon, HP etc, and are cherry-picked to yield the best possible mid-tone tonality also. Numerous photographic professionals world-wide rely on Lyson inkjet papers to help them achieve clearly better results. Lyson Professional Inkjet Media is subjected to constant ongoing testing, which ensures that stability and longevity is maintained with each new inkset technology that is released. The best way to evaluate whether Lyson Professional Inkjet Media is right for you is to try it for yourself.
CLICK HERE to purchase a LYSON A4 SAMPLE MEDIA PACK that includes 9 different professional inkjet surfaces. Print out your favourite challenging images, and see for yourself how Lyson Media really can make the difference.
THE LYSON CHALLENGE ON THE ROAD
During the past few months, we have been attending regional Roadshows, where numerous photographers have shown us their best prints, using their favourite inks and papers, and allowing us to print our version of their image using our own Lyson Professional Inks, Paper and custom profiling on an Epson R2880. Without exception (so far!), we have been able to improve on the submitted print. How do we do this? - Quite simply, we cheat. We use a Lyson Professional inkjet paper that we know gives a bright white base colour (remember, there is no white ink!), and a Lyson Professional Ink which gives a better black, cleaner yellow (for purer flesh tones) and well defined primary colours.
In common with all Lyson customers (this means you!) we lift the colour accuracy and smooth out the density response curve by applying a high-end Lyson laboratory sourced custom printer profile. This profile is the same professional custom profile that we give away FREE with all new Lyson packages. Those of you that do not at present use these custom profiles, take advantage of one of our promotional offers* to qualify for a free laboratory printer profile, and see if you can match or beat us at our next show - CLICK HERE for details of Roadshows coming to a town near you.
*To qualify for a FREE Lyson custom profile, either purchase: - Over £100 of Lyson Professional Inkjet Media - A Lyson Continuous Ink System Package - Or, a full set of Lyson bulk inks in 125ml bottles (this includes the new Lyson Replenishment kits).