Printouts of Victorian Trade Cards are perfect for use in collage art.
This is a Diptych I created using printouts of the Vintage Birds No. 4 digital illustrations with my paint monotypes. I use my Epson 3880 with the Epson Archival Matte Paper. The printouts look just as good as the originals!
Printing Tip: You will need to lighten the files and sharpen quite a bit for printing out. In the download files I provide, I leave them slightly dark and soft for safe editing. (You can always lighten and sharpen - the opposite is not as successful.)
Below is a detail view of one of the collages.