Step 13 My illustration has a blue background that should bleed fully. To achieve this, simply select Borderless in the Layout panel. If we were creating postcards or flyers, there are a lot of options here to create multiple prints on the same page.

As we are printing our artwork to gallery standard, we need to set the DPI to as high as possible to get the most amount of detail. In the Print Quality drop down menu select High.

Step 14 To create a great print, it’s important to use paper that suits the look you’re going for. These are selected in the Media Type drop down menu. For my print I have chosen Matte Photo Paper as the non-glossy textured quality sits well with the collaged illustration. 

Canon has a wide range of high-quality papers to print onto, from ultra-glossy to gallery-style “Photo Rag” and “Museum Etching” papers – and the Pro9500 Mark II has a flat paper path that allows stocks as thick as 1.2mm.

Once all the settings are correct press Print. In the print dialog box that appears just select OK. Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro amends all the settings in one location so there is no need to adjust them in the driver. When your artwork has printed, frame and enjoy!

The output showed fantastic tonal range, within the black and white images and yet still retained accurate bright solid colours.

Give your shots a retro look

> This tutorial uses photos taken from the era, but it’s easy to create faux-retro images from your own shots. With your photo open in Photoshop, select a Black & White adjustment. Use the High Contrast Red Filter preset as your starting point for an aged look, but tweak the settings to fit. Here we’ve also increased the Reds to fade the background and make it easier to cut out.

You can add grain to further enhance the retro feel, but it’s best to add this before the Black & White adjustment to avoid colours leaking into your monochrome image.