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Are any generic/off-brand ink cartridges a good deal in terms of cost and quality?

One of the big costs of ink-jet printing at home is the ink. A quick visit to google shows that there are plenty of companies out there willing to sell ink cartridges and refills for the major ...
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Is it legal to resell prints after framing them?

I've recently started a creative photography mounting and framing hobby. I own some really nice physical photograph prints of various people and places that I purchased over the years. These include ...
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Are digital prints from CVS reasonable quality for casual printing needs?

There's a CVS drugstore on my commute, so it would be very convenient to stop in and pick up some prints that I've uploaded earlier. However, CVS is, shall we say, not terribly professionally ...
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What alternatives to glass are there for framing glossy prints?

I ordered photos through an online service. Print is pretty good; the photos are glossy, so I'm wondering if there is any alternative to glass. I think putting glossy photos under glass would make ...
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How can I preserve/protect existing framed prints from fading?

I have some prints that were printed and framed professionally, and now they are situated in a relatively bright room, and I am concerned that they will fade in the light. I have heard that there ...
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Should I sign, watermark or otherwise label a framed print? And if so how?

I have an opportunity to show some of my work in a small local coffee shop. Are there any guidelines/practices to signing, labeling or watermarking a photo which is to be on display? Or should a ...
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What are the downsides to framing without glass over the print?

I hate seeing the reflections of bright lights on my framed prints. (Actually, anybody's prints!) I'm about to frame this season's work for the gallery and I'm considering leaving off the glass. I can ...
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What print media works best for framed prints behind glass?

I am planning to take a A3 printout of my family photo & frame it. The frame is made of antique wood with clear glass on it. The glass has to be present so which type of photo print I need to take ...
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Where can I get a frame for a 4x18" panoramic print?

I know a specialist framing shop can make custom frame sizes but are there any places that make this frame size as a pre-set item, for a panorama?
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Photogravure: What is it?

I was looking at some of Edward Steichen's work and see references to the printing process as "photogravure." What is it, it almost sounds like an intaglio process?
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Printing on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm with Canon PIXMA PRO-100

I am considering to purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and would like to use the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm for my primary media. I've read a few reviews where users claim that this ...
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Pro9000 Mark II desaturation problems

My prints on the Pro9000 Mark II are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. My reds are not displaying properly either. It just started happening and I don't know how to fix. Driving me crazy.
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

Right now I am using the Itoya Art Profolio Expo 8.5X11 ("XP-12-8") and have my prints (Kodak Endura Lustre) and tear sheets sitting loose inside. The good thing is that the tear sheets are safe (I ...
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Should I use JPG or TIFF for high-quality prints?

I am putting together a photo book. I shot all the photos in RAW. The prints will be 300pi on 13x11 inch glossy paper. I am laying out the pages in InDesign, which doesn't allow me to import and place ...
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Should I Always Crop My To-Be-Printed Photos to a 4:3 Ratio?

I'm going to print some photos for an exhibition at 50x70 cm (or maybe 40x46 cm). My photos are taken with a Nikon D7000, 18-105 lens which has a slightly wider crop (800x530 or 906x400 if I scale it, ...
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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

What are the significant differences between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?
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What to label digital prints made from scanned negatives in an exhibit?

I have my first exhibit coming up but I am not sure about how to properly label my photographs. All the pictures were taken with 35 mm film, then the negatives were scanned and the images were ...
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Will the auto document feeder scanner in PIXMA printers scan sheets as small as 4x6?

I'm interested in buying the MX472 to scan 4x6 photos using the auto document feeder feature. Does anyone know if this will work: Will it be able to scan multiple 4x6 photos in the tray, just as ...
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How to preserve and store very old photos (50/80 years old)?

A friend of mine has some very old photos where the deterioration process seems to have increased in the past few years, and the owner is worried about the preservation of these old memories. They ...
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Using varnish for protecting photographs?

A while ago I asked about framing without using glass and got some useful information. But I recently heard about Hahnemühle Varnish , which they describe as a "protective varnish for canvas inkjet ...
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Is there a general formula for image size vs. print size?

What size images do I need for common print sizes, such as wallet size, 8x10, and 16x20? Is there a general formula? How could that size change if, for example, a 16x20 was printed on canvas rather ...
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How can I print a 4x6 image to 4x6 photo paper with a 1/4" border?

I have a very simple task that I can't find a good solution for. I need to print a 4x6 photo image at exactly 3.5" x 5.5" with a 1/4" symmetrical border, with no cropping of the image whatsoever. From ...
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Horrible quality of prints developed from film

Recently my girlfriend shot 2 rolls of color film and we had them developed + photos developed at a small local photolab. What surprised me was how the prints looked. They looked low-res, on some ...
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How to remove shiny spots from photography print on wood?

I had a photograph I took printed directly onto wood with UV Ink through an online service. The result of the print is beautiful, but all of the dark/black ink reflects light, while the light colors ...
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What are Color Profiles and where would I find information on using them properly?

I see the term "Color Profile" a lot and I have this vague idea that it helps you adjust color values based on the unique differences of both cameras, displays and printers from some ideal device. ...
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What are the minimum DPI and size (in pixels) required to print good 10x15 photos?

I have canon 400D. my photos (jpgs) are usually from about 3.5 MB to 6 MB (3888 x 2592 in pixels). How can I resize them to get good 10cmx15cm photos & faster upload?
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Digital Photo Paintings [duplicate]

I've be using a combination of "painting" apps on my iPad to create digital "paintings" out of my photos. I'd like to know what the digital specifications of both the initial photo AND the painting ...
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Why is 1:1 desirable for a macro lens?

Why is 1:1 desirable for a macro lens? I know it means that you can print a picture of something and it will be the same size on paper as it is in real life, but why is this such a desirable feature ...
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Old photos (plusmin 25) years seem to be glued together: a solution?

I started looking at some very old family albums lately. In some of them there was no plastic-ish foil in between pages, so that photos of adjacent pages were touching eachother, front end of one ...
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Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?

So we have some old family photos. These photos date 40-10 years old... some maybe newer. A family member of mine stored these photos in the garage for a year. This is in Toronto, Canada, so ...
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How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?

If I have a mediocre monitor, and a reasonable but not fantastic printer, what are my options for getting a good photo print? Printer ink is not cheap, and I usually do not have the patience or ...
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How to prepare a photo for fundraising auction?

How should a print be prepared for a fundraising auction? I was thinking of submitting a picture for the auction and was wondering how it should be prepared. This would be a first for me. Would ...
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What size should I print at for gallery shows?

So, let's assume I have taken some great shots, and secured a gallery presentation. I have shots of extremely varying aspect ratios, and many themes. Now I have to order prints. What size should ...
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Is there a human factor involved in the quality of photo prints when you take your pics to a photo-lab?

When you go to a photo-lab like Walmart, Target, pharmacies, etc. are you at the mercy of the printing machine? Is the photo printing process very automatic, or is there a technician making some ...
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What's the best light for viewing photos?

What is the best type of light for viewing printed photos?
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How to calculate viewing distance for a print size?

I'm working on a photomontage (35mm landscape). The client is asking for what size they should print it at and what is the viewing distance. I'm planning to print the final image on either A1 or A2 ...
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How do I ensure good color reproduction when photographing paintings with a mid-level DSLR?

I'm a casual photographer with an APS-C camera (Pentax K-5) and a set of proper lenses. Someone asked me if I could photograph his oil paintings for a catalog. It's a low priority job to him, he just ...
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Questions about prints from Snapfish/Shutterfly

I recently uploaded the same photos to Shutterfly and Snapfish, and then I ordered prints from both sites to compare the quality. I picked up the Shutterfly prints (glossy) at CVS and the Snapfish ...
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What's the easiest way to create passport-sized prints?

I need to print some passport-sized photos for visa applications. They each need to be 35mm x 45mm. Is there an easy way to take a single photo of my face and create a new jpeg file from it that I ...
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Which paper has to be used to print a photo, which is low contrast and mostly grey?

I have been asked a print of this photo (60x40 cm). Picture being very low contrast, I do not know what kind of physical medium to have it printed. The printing will be hung on a wall of a living room ...
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Is it better to scan negatives or prints?

I've been wondering this for awhile now. Is it better to scan a 35mm negative, or a larger print from the negative? Which will provide a better scan? Does this change when moving to a larger film, ...
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Adequate PPI for 12' by 5' banner

I'm looking to print a 12' by 5' banner. Got a photo taken with Nikon D600 in RAW format. But because photo needs to be cropped somewhat, after importing it to Illustrator and resizing, the image ends ...
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Quality Prints Enhanced [closed]

I have a CD from our photographer with lots of pictures. I want to have one of the pictures enlarged 20 x 24. Any ideas of a good quality company do order the picture from?
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What do you recommend for a high quality photo book service?

I'm looking for a reliable photo book printing service that allows the option of uploading a high quality PDF or Indesign file, but also prints using high quality photo prints. I've used Blurb, but ...
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What are the available mechanisms to hang pictures on the fridge?

In the past, I have used adhesive tapes and fridge magnets of various shapes and sizes to hang pictures on the fridge wall. The magnets seem to be not so powerful and every now and then I have to ...
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How to tell if a photo is not developed on a photographic paper?

I was wondering if I could tell a photo developed on photographic paper from an ink or laser printed photo. I used to do B&W prints from film myself, and now I always order my prints from a ...
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Is there a trick to separate an old photo moisture-fused to glass?

We have lived in some moist environments and a favorite photo, while it otherwise looks good, has large parts of it that appear to have bonded to the glass of its frame. Presumably this is due to ...
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How can I glue photos back to back to a card, then laminate?

I want to print two photographs, then glue them back to back, and laminate the result. what glue should I use? Is 3M Spray Mount spray suitable?
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How durable are photographic canvas prints to moisture and humidity?

I want to put photographic canvas prints on stretcher frames in my bathroom, how bad of an idea is this? Obviously it depends on how wet my bathroom is, but I would call it fairly typical, and it does ...
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Is there a list of photo printing services that use the Flickr API?

[UPDATE:] After some thinking, I realized this question should be streamlined: Is there a list of known photo printing services that utilize the Flickr API so that images can be grabbed from your ...