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The process of creating a physical printed image from a photograph.

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Do I need to scan prints at higher than 300dpi if I want to make enlargements?

If I have a photo scanned at 300dpi and the dimensions are 4x6, if I need to print to 8x10 or larger from the scan would the print quality be not as good? Should I scan at higher resolution for ...
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Do I have to buy filters to control contrast in multigrade papers?

I am interested in buying one of Ilford multigrade papers, e.g. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/multigrade-fb-classic-glossy-sheets I have old small-format enlarger and I wonder if I could achieve ...
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Printing negative into paper versus Lightroom processing

I want to piggyback the excellent discussion here on the importance of the negatives to the final results. Given a negative, there are two paths I can reach final image: Path A Scan negatives into ...
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Is it possible to tell if 35mm film has been printed?

Is there a way to find out if Kodak 200 Gold canisters have been printed (like Advantix)? Or maybe, they just didn't return the canisters – only negatives?
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How to most accurately print a physical picture?

How could I most accurately print a physical picture, such as a painting I created? I want the colors to be as similar as possible and for even the tiniest micro details to show. Would I use offset ...
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Why did some of my printed photos became red after a few days?

After I printed a photo it became red after a few days. It seems like my photos are loosing their color day by day. But the photo looks good at first. Epson l220 + photo glossy paper.
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Avoiding borders when printing on Canon Pro-10 with matte ink

The Canon Pro 10 uses two types of black ink - the PGI-72PBK for glossy paper and the PGI-72MBK for matte paper types. Unfortunately the driver only uses the matte ink if fine art paper is selected - ...
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What is the advantage of making true black and white gelatin prints rather than color prints, from black and white film?

I recently had a few rolls of black and white film developed. When choosing options for 4-inch prints, I could either opt to have color prints or, for an extra cost, true black and white prints. I ...
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Tactics for judging if a printed image will be bright enough?

I'm struggling a bit with how to judge if a photo will be bright enough when printed, while I'm working on it on my monitor. "Bright enough" of course changes with the ambient or targeted lighting ...
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View at given print size

What is a good way of viewing an image at the same physical scale as a given print size? E.g. say I want to print an image at 40x60cm. How do I (most easily) display the image so that 1cm on my ...
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Are there particular limits to camera phone print size, beyond general rules of thumb?

So at time of writing a number of high end phones are available with 24 or even 40 megapixel cameras on them. Assuming good conditions, (good light, still setting, tripod?!) What would be the largest ...
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How can I print 8x8 photos?

I want to print 8x8 photos & artwork. What kind of printer and what kind of paper do I need? I assume I also need a paper trimmer, but should I use A4 paper? If I use A4 paper, do I need to ...
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How can I print a 3840×2160 pixel image on 4″×6″?

On a family vacation, I took pictures with my Xperia Z4 that gives image sizes of 3840 pixels × 2160 pixels. I would now like to print all photos with image size 102mm × 152mm (4″ × 6″). What do I ...
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Which file format, to print the largest pictures without losing quality?

I'd like to get JPGs from https://old.reddit.com/r/lakeporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/Beachporn/top/, https://old.reddit.com/r/BotanicalPorn/ printed, to hang them on my apartment's walls, in the ...
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Characteristic Curve for Split Toning?

We can see from the data sheet on Ilford Multigrade Paper (link) that the curve gets steeper with increased contrast and tonal range shrinks (as expected). Various techniques seek to maximize tonality,...
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How big can you print a canon 5d iii Image? [duplicate]

I am new into photography as a business, one of my customers have asked if they could get an A2 size print. My question is, will an A2 size print be clear enough from a canon 5d iii image (No Crop).
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What Canon printer profiles apply the least amount of ink?

I am currently working on a photo zine (I plan on producing ~5 of them) that has about 16 pages, which I'm trying to print on my Canon Pro-100. Because it is going to be in book form, I have to print ...
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Watermarking pictures in a sequence before printing them out

I have a job coming up and i want to add a number in a sequence as a watermark on photos before printing them. What i mean, is when i upload them i want to add a sequence of numbers on the actual ...
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2018 - Economical, quality home photo printer recommendations [closed]

So I have a similar question to this one, but it's about 5 years old now: printer recommendations Since printing technology is always developing, consider this the updated question for late 2018. My ...
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Is it possible to do darkroom contact prints from a high-ppi phone or tablet?

Basically just the way it sounds - you put a tablet or a phone displaying (the negative of) your photo on top of a photo paper for a certain duration and then develop the print as if exposed by an ...
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When producing prints in a darkroom, should I aim for the longest possible exposure time?

Recently I was thinking about the fact that getting longer exposure time results in less impact of the initial vibrations (because of turning on/off of the enlarger) on a print. So my idea is to dim ...
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Are there consumer/prosumer-level digital-to-film or digital-to-photo-paper projectors/enlargers?

My source image is a medium-high resolution (say 50MP) digital capture and I'm interested in producing a darkroom print from it, there are industrial machines like the Durst Lambda and other minilabs ...
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What inkjet printer specifications to look for to produce best quality print [closed]

Im new to printing and all these terms from printer specifications are extremely confusing; dpi, ppi, dpp, amount of colors, droplet size, etc. Why is the maximum dpi on printers decreasing and ...
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How to soft proof an image in LightRoom with CMYK ICC profiles?

I want to print an image from a printing service (Saal Digital) that provides ICC profiles for their different printers, but these ICC profiles are in the CMYK colorspace. Lightroom had the capability ...
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Which online photo printing services in the UK or Netherlands offer archival-quality printing; what technologies do they use?

Having had disappointing results from several online printing services, are there any that offer a premium-quality product? As described in What printing solution will best provide me with high ...
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How can I make silver gelatin prints from an inkjet printer?

How can we print silver gelatin prints from inkjet or deskjet printers? To print 8x10 inch size.
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Do all iterations of Canon's Selphy dedicated photo printer series use the same printing engine?

It seems that all (recent, at least) versions of the Selphy printer series use the same paper/ink consumables. Does this mean that they share the same printer engine, and will produce photographic ...
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What printing solution will best provide me with high quality, archival prints with a consistent workflow?

I want to print photographs that I've taken over the last ten years or so - a few hundred photographs - and put them into albums (mostly) or boxes so they can be looked at easily. Mostly they are ...
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What's the best quality paper to print night photos?

I am shooting numerous different types of long exposures of cityscapes. I want to know what is the best type of paper to print onto? I want to get the deepest blacks.
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How can I troubleshoot vertical bands in photo prints from my Epson printer?

I have an Epson R1900 printer. These bands seem to line up with ridges on the carrier(?!) I don’t know how that could happen, but I have done everything! Numerous head cleanings, head alignment, etc. ...
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Is there a cheap alternative to Hypo fixer?

Help! I am a photo teacher. It is near the end of the year and we just ran out of Hypo with no budget for buying more. Some black and white projects are still due. Is there a cheap alternative that we ...
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How unusual would contact-printing be for a portrait studio's commercial output?

I was looking at some pictures by Mike Disfarmer included in the Time-Life Yearbook 1977/78, and was struck by a note in the accompanying text: There is no retouching [...] Disfarmer's portraits ...
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Frustration from printing in home inkjet printer

Hi there good people! I have a calibrated workflow that starts from shooting and ends to.. web. I decided I'll start with testing my first prints with an Epson XP-442, however the results are ...
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Can I refill a printer's gray tank with a completely different color to increase color gamut?

Setup: Epson 3880 3rd party refillable cartridges Colormunki Photo Just thinking creatively here. Is it possible to replace an ink color in an Epson 3880 with a completely different color in order ...
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How to calculate the max size of an image based on the canvas size?

How to calculate the maximum height or width of an image based on the canvas size or poster card size? example: image size is as below: height: 3648, width: 5472, and poster card size: 150 * 100 (W*...
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Printing digital photos: why do (most it seems) print shops only handle PDF not raster formats like PNG?

I am in Sydney, Australia. My otherwise very helpful local print shop only handles PDF (with limitations as described in this forum posting). I have so far not found any print shops in Sydney that ...
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Before printing: manual vs printer resizing?

For example, for printing a big size image to an A4 page, its better to resize it manually to exact A4 size, or let printer software set it automatically? is there any difference on sharpness, etc?
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Is it not ideal to save image as PNG for printing?

So the scenario: I want to order a print of one of my images. It is a special image and will be relatively large (a couple of metres) so I want it to be perfect as possible. I have the RAW file, ...
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How many Pixel for this print? [closed]

I need to make a Drawing in photoshop. This drawing will be printed on a 2A0 size (double the A0), and will have lots of names on it. The smalles ones will be about 2cm in height. Then in a later ...
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Photo paper remains blank after exposure and development

My negative paper is remaining blank after I put it inside the developer. I exposed the photo to the time that I wanted...I made sure to expose the glossy side of the paper too. What is going on? I ...
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Print wheel track on fineart print

Recently I've bought an Epson SC800 to make some prints of my photography. The first few prints were (semi)glossy and turned out extremely well. Now I've also bought some Epson Hot Press Bright ...
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Should I create a monitor profile for each paper?

In my quest to better understand monitor profiling as it relates to printing, I came across a blog where the recommendation was to create a monitor profile for each paper in use - since each paper ...
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What are some good resources for getting started with a large roll printer?

I’m an enthusiast-level photographer with a little disposable income, a big empty space in my apartment, and a huge appreciation for making prints, so I’ve decided to take the leap into a large-format ...
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What material for producing negative to use in cyanotype printing?

A friend of mine is planning to have a go at some cyanotype printing, but he's a little unsure of which material to use for the negative. He's conducted a lot of research, but the source material is ...
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How does enlargement affect resolution in the digital negative process?

I was wondering recently about the digital negative process and was surprised to see very little on here relating to it. As I understand it, most people use it to create contact prints of monochrome ...
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Epson SureColor P600 printing violet instead of black

The print head on my P600 tests properly, but I get what looks like violet dandruff on the underside of the brim of a black top hat. I saw a question on this site "What is my Epson SureColor P600 ...
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How can I retain shadow detail in a Low Key print?

I'm wondering what setting(s) I am messing up that is causing a photo to print all dark areas as solid black. The photo is below. With the print, everything from the eyes up and to the right side ...
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Why do professional printers still feature cartridges?

I am considering printing my own wall-calendars, this would mean volumes of around 700 pages. Understandable I would burn through many ink-cartridges*. Currently there are 2 types of Ink-Jet printers:...
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Best way to avoid print head clogging when not using printer?

I'm new to the printing game and recently acquired a Canon Pro-10. During my comparison research, there was a lot of discussion around not letting the printer sit for any length of time, as pigments ...
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How did the calotype process produce a translucent negative image?

I'm studying calotypes and cyanotypes. Their major contribution to the development of photography was the fact that they could be easily copied. The original negative could be used to create as ...