For the first time, I'm going to print a few pictures in the 90*60cm format (about 35*23"). I have a choice between different kind of process (=printing + framing), including different kind of papers for the process using them. Is it possible to have simulations of the final rendering to compare the possibilities and pick the one I want ?
I know it is possible to soft-proof different kind of printed paper but what about alternative support, such as :
- Aluminium (Dibond®)
- Plastic (forex)
Moreover, some support are very sensitive to lighting, so light position should probably be simulated too.
The following question/answers are related :
- Alternative media for printing photos
- What alternatives to glass are there for framing glossy prints?
- What print media works best for framed prints behind glass?
- What effects do matte, semi-glossy and glossy paper have on the photo?
By "soft-proofing", I mean having a simulation of what an observer will see once the support is hanged on a wall.