New e book gives a digital printing technique utilizing Japanese paper that may give new life to photographs


Carl-Evert Jonsson would like to describe his techniques for digitally printing photos on Japanese paper, which differs from conventional photo paper. After using Japanese papers for paintings and collages, he started working for his photos. The technology makes it possible to experiment and try out new techniques without darkroom facilities.

Using Japanese Paper for Digital Printing of Photographs (published by AuthorHouse UK) shares Evert Jonsson’s experiences with techniques for digitally printing photographs on Japanese paper. After using Japanese papers (washi) for paintings and collages, he started using the papers for his photos. This technique is not an alternative to classic film-based photography, in which images are made from materials that are chemically and physically influenced by light. Instead, ink from a cartridge is injected into a printer attached to a computer and printed on paper, in this case washi. Darkroom facilities are not required. The only requirements are a computer, printer, washi and photos.

The vibrancy of the washi fibers gives a softer result and washi is more absorbent than western papers, with the ink appearing integrated instead of sitting on the printed surface. The comparison of the print results on matte photo paper and on washi inspired Evert Jonsson to explore washi more closely and to find his own way.

“Using Japanese Paper for Digital Printing of Photographs” is aimed at the curious photographer who wants to experiment and break new ground. The common concept of what photographs should look like may be challenged by this technique, as it creates images that are not so very beautiful but interesting and deserving attention. You can find more information about the book at

“Using Japanese Paper for Digitally Printing Photographs”

By Carl-Evert Jonsson

Softcover | 8.5 x 11 inches | 54 pages | ISBN 9781665588812

E-book | 54 pages | ISBN 9781665588829

Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author

Carl-Evert Jonsson was born and raised in Umeå, Sweden. In 1957 he began studying medicine at Uppsala University. In 1964 he became a doctor, received his doctorate and became an associate professor of experimental surgery at Uppsala University. From 1963 to 1999 he worked in the surgery and plastic surgery departments of Uppsala University Hospital and Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. In 1975 he became associate professor of plastic surgery at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He has published several articles in medical journals and has had seven solo exhibitions.

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