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Questions tagged [printing]

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

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Characteristic Curve for Split Toning?

We can see from the data sheet on Ilford Multigrade Paper (https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file_id/1957/product_id/743/) that the curve gets steeper with increased contrast and tonal ...
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How do I look for someone to make professional reproductions of photographs? [closed]

PLease can anyone help me finding professional for duplication photos? I dont know what or who to search for or the proper title of the job.
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My prints look terrible [closed]

I've been trying to print negatives at home. Something I haven't done for years. They look terrible. At first I know I had terrible paper, so I changed it. Still terrible. The developer was old, so I ...
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How to print a very small design (35 microns) [closed]

Trying to print a very small design (smallest side is 0.035 millimeters). The accuracy is very important, even though this is not readable by normally sighted person's naked eyes. Tried printing on ...
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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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Epson Photo 1400. Print deterioration

Epson Printer 1400 has worked fine for past 10 years, but is now producing prints with a reddish colour where shadows should be also dark hair shows as auburn. Also getting vertical lines in red ...
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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 ...
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Most reliable adhesives to mount photos onto metal composite/ dibond sheets?

I'm interested in mounting my photos onto sheets of aluminium dibond. After a lot of research it appears that there are 2 products being used: 3M positionable mounting adhesive and 3M Photo mount ...
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Printing and framing with no “padding”?

I'm interested in printing and framing some of my shots in the same way as these prints are on: https://www.paperplanestore.com/collections/art-1/products/print-swim?variant=30947211145 Most framed ...
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What are some use cases of warm-tone inkjet paper?

I'm looking into various inkjet papers to experiment with and see some options for warm-tone inkjet paper. While this tickles my darkroom fancy - I don't understand it's purpose in inkjet printing. ...
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Why is my photo so low in megabytes?

I took this photo at night with an iso of 100, aperture of 16, shutter speed of 30 seconds in raw. I want to send it to print but when exported to jpeg its only around 8.4 megabytes and the print site ...
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I have an image that contains a color target, how can I print it in order to get faithful colors?

I have some images and I need to print them with faithful colors. Each image contain a full color target or part of it (I am using X-Rite "ColorChecker Passport Photo"). I did not shot in raw, the ...
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How to choose photobook size when photographs are oriented in both landscape and portrait?

I am looking at 8x11, 11x8.5, and 12x12 inch photobooks (other sizes are available but are mostly obtained by rescaling these). I want to include both portrait and landscape photos. Which overall ...
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Will my photographer be able to sell me better prints than I can get from the 2400×3600 JPEG files I hav? [duplicate]

I just got my senior pictures back and want to print them professionally. They were shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 and specs are 2400 x 3600, 240 dpi. My photographer uploaded them to her website and ...
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Photo printers versus fine art printers (giclee)?

There seems to be a difference between photo printers and fine art giclee printers. For example, the Epson top of the line giclee printer is the SureColor system which has 6 colors and 4 shades of ...
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Issues printing with Canon Pixma Pro 100 - paper size

I've had this printer for years and I've never been able to print anything right. This is so frustrating. I've taken another attempt at figuring it out. After replacing all the inks (even though they ...
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Calculating cost of Inks

I am working on an app in which I need to estimate the amount of ink used to print something and corresponding cost. I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. If not, please point ...