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August 22, 2011

Red River Paper Pro: Jarvis Grant

This past week I officially became a Red River Paper Pro. I have been using Red River Paper for about 10 years. It’s a great inkjet paper that comes in many varieties of surfaces, and sizes. I first started using the Premium 37lb Matte in 17×22 sheets and 17 in rolls for projects at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC. As a member of the Museum Studies department faculty, I choose this paper as an alliterative to Epson’s Enhanced Matte paper. First, because it was a lot cheaper than the epson stuff, and then I started to notice that the Red River paper didn’t turn yellow at the same rate that the Epson paper did. Then as papers were getting harder to obtain at local photography dealers, I decided to switch totally to Red River products.

OK back to me! When I saw that Red River had this pro section, I sent them an email to see how to be a member of the club. Drew Hendrix responded and gave me the details of the procedure. I sent the info and samples, and it was a go. I was then put in touch with  the editor, Arthur  Bleich. He made the final selection on the image to be used. He choose the image from the intro of the the Botanical Gallery of my web site. I offered another option, Three Black-eye Susans, but he wanted the image, Blowin’ Flower, because of its “elaborate” lighting and “action”. He was surprised that the dandelion picture wasn’t as elaborate a setup as he thought. I used a scanner to take this action shot!

So, please stop by the Jarvis Grant Red River Pro page and check it out. Thanks!

Three Black Eyed Susans

The image I waoffered as an option, "Three Black Eyed Susans", ©Jarvis Grant


Blowin Flower #4

The images used on my Red River Pro page, Blowin' Flower #4, ©Jarvis Grant



  1. Congratulations Jarvis for your selection to this esteemed position. It is merited.

    Comment by Edgar Thompson — August 22, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  2. Edgar, I really appreciate your kind words of support. Coming from a photographer of your stature and accomplishment, it really means a lot to me. Thanks again my friend..

    Comment by Jarvo — August 22, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

  3. Just to let you know, I’m still reading stuff.
    Have you used any of these products?

    Comment by Ronald Beverly — September 13, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  4. Great to hear from you. Yes, I do use these products. When at Ellington I would order from Red River Paper in bulk. The satin/luster paper are really great and feel like photographic (RC) papers. When they came out with the Aurora Fine Art Paper I used it to make a hand-made book, and for some projects for Martha Jackson Jarvis. I had been using Museo MAX and still love that paper, but I’ll be moving to the “Natural” Aurora paper on rolls. It’s a economic solution that looks really good.

    I need to speak with you about something.. I’ll do that via email.

    Thanks again for your comment! Be talking with you soon.

    Comment by Jarvo — September 13, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

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