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If you want a copy, from a copy, from a copy... No you do not want that. In every step you lose information. From film to print you lose focus, you lose tones, you manipulate the contrast, you gain additional noise from the paper. From a flatbed scanner from the paper you lose even more information. If you have access to a drum scanner and the job is ...


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I used to run a print shop. The reason a large print is cheaper per square inch is not just a retail thing, its a real cost to the retailer. (depending on the system used of course) Personally I wouldnt care, as one big print as a LOT less work for the printer. The only time I started to charge extra was when people wanted astrophotography prints, which ...


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I'll give you a little description of both, ColorSync is Apple Inc's color management API for the Mac OS and Mac OS X. The ColorSync selection enables driver-based color management. Selecting ColorSync tells the printer driver to specify one of its device profiles as the destination color space. Vendor Matching is the programs color management. The ...


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Right, just shop for a different printer. Your 600 inch panoramic will have to be 150,000 pixels to print 250 dpi. And even if it is, their process may print large prints at less then 250 dpi. And even if they did, it will be an ink jet print instead of the regular color photo paper. Plus both your preparation and final cutting would be a ton of work. ...


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They're not to know what you plan to use the print for and probably wouldn't care. They're a supplier and if they offer it as a service they're not going to care what you do with the prints they send you. I'd go elsewhere at those prices unless there's a killer feature that your chosen provider offers that you've not mentioned? By way of comparison: ...


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This turns out to have a simple, non-technical, amusing answer: I was loading the paper upside down. The glossy side should be face down, but I'd loaded it face up. Once I fixed that, it started working.


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The problems you're seeing in the first is absolutely a limitation of the Laser printing process and are to be expected. In Laser printing 'toner' (a powder) is applied to the paper using static electricity then heated to fuse that toner to the top of the paper. It is essentially stuck on top and not absorbed into the paper / coating as happens in an ink ...


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As a term, 'photo' paper is fairly useless as an indicator of quality but it usually means that the paper is coated and the coating is engineered to fit certain needs, such as:- controlling or limiting the spread of droplets applied to it holding a higher density of ink than paper (allowing for more dynamic range especially better blacks) protecting the ...


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I have resolved this issue. It's Photoshop problem. My and printing service's photoshops have different color profiles. In printing dialog the option "Allow using printer colors" (or something like this) should be selected. In this case printer will control color profile - will use printer colors. So it's a workaround.


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I work in the printing industry and my understanding of halftone mostly matches up with Matt's. Creating a halftone involves breaking up an image into dots (or similar shapes) all of equal ink density but varying in size. The dots are arranged in a regular grid. A black and white halftone would consist of black dots with large dots for the darkest areas of ...



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