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I was talking to a group of photographers and the topic of professional printing came up.  A surprising number seemed unfamiliar or uncomfortable with CMYK color.  Let’s quickly review a few core concepts to help you feel more confident in your printing of photos. The Process The CMYK process uses four colors to simulate the […]

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megapixels

  If you’re in the market for a new camera, it often seems like the number one criteria is megapixels. I’m not saying that this is right, but it’s the one of the few criteria that camera makers think that their customers can understand. I often think there’s a lot of hype with cameras, so […]

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If you print your own work, then you may have varying degrees of success when it comes to getting the results you hoped for. If you are having trouble, be sure to make sure you have these three things handled. One or more of them might be the reason you aren’t getting great prints. 1. […]

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Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter Above: Two screen shots from two popular pigment inkjet printer drivers showing a few of the different quality/speed options. The Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II driver is on the left, and the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 driver is on the right. In the previous two […]

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I no longer make my own prints. I am just too busy. But I made my own prints for 18 years in a wet darkroom and for another 13 digitally. Here’s a checklist you might find useful if you want to get the best results from your printer. 1. Make sure you use the right […]

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Authors: Michael Freeman and John Beardsworth Publisher: Focal Press (Elsevier) Review by Conrad J. Obregon I guess I was being flippant when I once said about using an Epson printer “just read the instructions!” I still feel almost the same way, but I also acknowledge that there are a few things that you have to […]

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If you’re making photographic prints, you may believe that you have to print at 300 DPI in order to get photographic quality. While that MAY in some cases give you the BEST quality, it’s not required to get good or acceptable quality. Large poster size prints at 150 DPI often look great (viewed from the […]

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Here’s a cool idea that has the added advantage of spreading your work around. Give away free prints. Now I’m not talking about big fine art prints. I’m talking small prints If you want to impress your friends with your photo prowess, think about investing in a small portable photo printer like the Epson Picture […]

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All photo papers are not created equal. While there are many brands of paper that will lead to great prints, it is helpful to understand what you need in a paper to make that happen. There are several important factors to consider beyond the brand name. *Brightness & Finish: A paper’s brightness is normally determined […]

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Canon has announced two new compact photo printers. The SELPHY CP770 and the ultra-compact CP760. The 770 has a suggested retail price of $149.00 and works with the optional Canon NB-CP2 battery pack ($79.99) for printing anywhere. Of note, this printer supports infrared wireless capability making it very easy to print photos from cellphone cameras […]

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You’ve seen them. . . prints from digicams blown up to posters. The pixels are the size of a grapefruit and it’s not pretty. There are limits to how large you can go. Eventually experience helps you to just “know” these limits, and printer and paper quality play a part in this. But there is […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne

(Shot in Denali National Park, 08/06, Canon EOS 1D MK IIN – Gitzo Tripod – Wimberley Head – Aperture Priority – f/8.0 – 1/200th Second Exposure – Sigma 300-800 mm Zoom Lens at 575 mm.) 

Photographers with inkjet printers would prefer less expensive inks, survey shows!

A survey conducted by I.T. Strategies, Hanover, Mass., USA, asked photographers with inkjet printers to determine the use of inkjet printers in their businesses. More than 1,400 photographers responded to the survey.

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You may not realize it, but keeping your inkjet printer clean is very important. Dust, dirt, debris of any kind can ruin a print or series of prints. Here are some things you can do to protect your printer and your prints. 1) Turn your printer off when not in use. Typically, this “parks” the […]

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