I want to learn more about photography digital printing. For me, the transformation of virtual pixels (existing only in the binary format) into something real is still complex :

  • A lots of support exists : papers (mate/glossy, (un)coated,...), frames (aluminium/Dibond, plexiglass, plastic,... )
  • The technologies of a printer are complex and change with the support (continuous/drop on demand, thermal/piezoelectric, solid ink, UV...)
  • Plenty of different algorithms are used : halftoning, dithering, interpolation...

What technical books can you recommend ? (I have bought and partially read "Mastering Digital Printing" but it seems a little outdated, 2005)

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    Not a book, but it is almost book length. LOL photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1715/… – Michael C Aug 17 '15 at 23:14
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    @MichaelClark, It's indeed a great answer from jrista (read it multiple times already), but far from complete regarding digital print. I know a lot of nice answers about printing are on SE, but I'm really looking for a book. Maybe we can ask jrista to publish one – Olivier Aug 18 '15 at 5:28
  • Sharpening is a big part of this. Best ref is Bruce Fraser, Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop CS2. That's right CS2; Fraser died after publishing this book. – user48282 Jan 24 '16 at 18:18
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because list questions are really a bad fit for the site. Basically, they don't get good maintenance and are generally shopping oriented, something we tend to discourage. – John Cavan Jan 24 '16 at 19:24

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