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

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Handmade paper precoating for inkjet printing

I saw a similar question here that was discussed in 2017 so I wondered if there’s any fresh information. I wonder if someone here is experienced in making homemade covering for different types of ...
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What is the "right workflow" to correctly print with color profiles?

I'm a little bit confused about color management. Suppose I have an image in Photoshop with embedded color profile sRgb (or Adobe Rgb). Then, I have my printer Epson with default color profile "...
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Is there a software which can compare printer color profiles (not only gamma but color mapping)

I have a Canon Pro 10s Photo Printer and recently printed some photos on the Canon Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201) paper using the printer profiles included with the driver (my screen is calibrated using a ...
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Are unencrypted online printing services safe to upload images to?

I am a UK-based photographer looking for a pro-quality online printing service. I have looked into dscolourlabs, proam imaging, and metro imaging, all of which appear to be quite popular and have been ...
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What to use when signing print on metal

I saw an old thread about using a BIC Mark-It to sign print on metal. Then I saw a set of BIC Mark-ITs on amazon but when it was delivered, the label said BIC intensity. Does anyone know if BIC Mark-...
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Why is softproofing before print necessary - can't an optimal adaptation be computed automatically (at least a proposal)?

I am struggling with the need of softproofing before printing photos. I usually use Adobe Lightroom for editing images and also for printing. I use color profiles - all good. What I do simply not ...
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What recommendations do you have for high-quality hardback printing of photo albums?

I have a set of 600 photographs from my wedding that were supplied to me on DVD by the photographer to do with as I wish. I'd like to put them into a wedding album, but in the style of a printed ...
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What happens if printer runs out of ink, mid-print? Can I replace the cartridge and continue printing?

I am specifically interested in pro-ish photographic printers such as the Cannon Pro-1000 or the Epson P900. I am interested in printing long-ish prints (about 48"). I am concerned about getting ...
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Why don't printers print square dots/pixels?

An 8.5x11 piece of paper should have 77% less pixels/dots on the 8.5" side. However, most consumer printers seem to print at "Dots per inch" (DPI) of 1200x600, 2400x600, 4800x1200, or ...
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How can I make my own coatings for handmade paper for inkjet printing?

Does anyone here have any experience with coating paper for printing using pigment-based inks? I am looking at making handmade paper, and I would like to prepare it for printing photographs on my ...
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Why has my tiff file converted to jpeg and shrunk to almost nothing [closed]

i recently had a photograph of my art taken by a photography studio and the file size was huge, over 100mb. Here are the details of that I then cropped the image myself so it could be used for ...
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What could explain a so short needed exposure time?

During my last printing session, while trying to find the good exposure time for my prints, I faced a weird situation about the needed exposure time. When setting my enlarger opening at ...
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Cutting roll media from epson p900

I have an Epson Surecolor P900 (SC-P900) with the roll media adapter. I am able to use it as expected, everything is coming out satisfactory, but I am having trouble cutting the paper in a straight ...
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My lost grey cat looks black in photos, moreso when printed into flyers. How do I make his fur grey

Please help me to get my cat back. All of the calls I have gotten were for 'found' black & white cats. Shamus is VERY LIGHT GREY & white, SO I need to print accurate colour flyers in order to ...
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How to scan photos properly?

I am thinking about digitalization of my photos in case something bad happens to them. Photos are 15 cm long and 10 cm wide. I will do it with my HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535 scanner. I want to have ...
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Is this a reasonable answer to a complaint that my enlargements were not super sharp?

I felt that my 8x10 enlargements were not as sharp as I would have hoped. My original images are super sharp and I asked the printer whether it was because of the finish that I had picked or something ...
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Darkroom 8x10 prints aren't as sharp as 4x5 negatives

I have a small darkroom where I've just started making B&W prints from 4x5 negatives. Even when the negative is very in focus, and scans nicely, when I print 8x10 with my enlarger the details aren'...
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Help identifying enlarger

I walked past this incomplete negative enlarger [see images below] at a yard sale, and I impulsively picked it up for next to nothing. I would appreciate if anyone could help identify the model, and ...
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Why are source colors out-of-gamut in generated custom ICC printer profile?

Thank you for your potential interest, I hope someone can please help me. Apologies in advance for the long post. TL;DR : why are source colors that are known to be printable excluded from the ...
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Downsides to using test strips from different packages of photo paper?

Sometimes, after using the last full sheet of photo paper in a package, I'm left with a number of extra test strips. Is there any problem with gauging exposure with paper from a different package of ...
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Why is CMYK more efficient/beneficial than RGB for performing printing operation on white paper?

We know that CMYK is subtractive color model and RGB is additive color model.If we make 3D( R: x-axis, G: y-axis, B: z-axis) cube for RGB it starts with darkness (black) and we gradually add light; an ...
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Printing code 49 on back of old photos

I am trying to date 2 old b&w family photos I found. Both have the number 49 on the back. I've been unable to find any information online. My guess is that both photos were taken in the late 40's ...
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How does using a neutral tone developer affect warmtone paper?

If you're using a developer that produces neutral tones with paper specifically labeled as Warm Tone paper, does it not produce a warm tone with that paper, or must you use a warm tone developer?
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How do I ensure that the colours printed more closely align with Relative Intent in Lightroom?

I am in the process of preparing photos for a photobook to be printed with a volume commercial printer (zno.com). I have calibrated my screen, and have received ICC profiles for my printer, and am ...
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What process can I use to print my picture so edges are embossed and can be felt?

I often like to work on low-resolution pictures, adding some data moshing or compression artifacts. Some of them look ok when printed on paper (but I had to make sure the hard edges are preserved, so ...
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Metallic Satin Paper vs Other Types (Gloss, Matte, Lustre)

Context I am asking this question because I am looking for a detailed explanation of Metallic Satin paper. I did find this question "What is metallic paper?" but I find its really lacking the ...
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How to choose a white border for prints?

I will print some images on an aluminum plate. I saw prints on aluminum absolutely without a white border and with white borders with widths until 12 cm. The size will be around 90x60. Are there any ...
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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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Adapt to uncalibrated printer

Print centers in my city provide bad quality of photos. I have a printer calibrator. I would like to adapt my photos to uncalibrated printer in print center. I feel process is as this: print color ...
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Photoshop or printer issue: why are colored JPGs printing in B&W?

I have an issue in Photoshop. A printer prints my colored images (jpg) in black and white. Other colored images (were not created by me, in me photoshop) print as is in color. The same problem was ...
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How do I prevent my photos being stolen by the print shop?

After I got interested in photography over the period of lockdown, I have decided to print my photographs. What things should I keep in mind before going? Also, what measures should I take so that my ...
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Where may I find this camera test image?

So I wanted to compare the cameras of two phones that look like good contenders to be purchased as the daily driver.. I went over to GSMArena and found an interesting test for these cameras- I found ...
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1920s Photography 35mm Printing

I am researching for a historical fiction novel. Background is 1921, United States. Using an American Tourist Multiple camera.American Tourist I am trying to figure out making prints, what type of ...
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Does colour mixing work with other sets of three colours?

Fellow photographers and I were discussing how to create a positive colour image by overlaying three film BW negatives/positives that were shot using the trichrome process, using three colour filters ...
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How can I compare histograms between a digital image and it’s print

I want to compare color histograms between a digital photo and its physically printed in cloth (like a T-shirt) version. The process is simple: Printing a digital image (with good resolution) in a T-...
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What setting in Lightroom export can affect resolution when printing

I have this picture I took with my Fuji X-T1 in JPEG Fine. I wanted to print it for a relatively big frame in black and white, so I converted it to B&W in Lightroom, exported it and sent it to a ...
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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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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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In what dimensions can I print a photo shot on Canon EOS 2000D

In what dimensions can I print a photo shot on Canon EOS 2000D at full resolution and save the photo as JPEG in a 3:2 aspect ratio? Let's assume I want to print it with 600 dpi.
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Calculate white border size before printing

I'm currently looking to print an A1 size of one of my photographs from Snapfish or similar, but I want to print it with a white border, so that when it is framed, the picture has a visible white ...
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What does it mean when a scanner or printer has asymmetric resolution (e.g., 600 x 1200)?

What does it mean when a scanner or printer has asymmetric resolution (e.g., 600 x 1200)? If you print/scan something that is quadratic, would you get different quality if you rotated it 90 °? Isn't ...
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Printing on paper from digital scan version versus from negative

My black and white negatives have been destroyed by mistake at the Lab, fortunately I managed to save the digitized version. I need to print some of the pictures. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I am planning to purchase an inkjet printer: either an a Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 or an Epson SureColor SC-P900. During the first few weeks I will have some printing jobs. But then the printer will ...
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How to use L-308 or L-758 in a dark room to get the exposure time of the printed photos?

I have a sekonic L-308B and a L-758C . Can I get the exposure time ? How Thanks
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Maximum useful resolution for scanning 35mm film

I have no particular project in mind so I'm just asking in order to have a better understanding: Let's say I'm an artist shooting pictures with a 35mm camera and my point would be to make really big ...
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What is needed in order to produce good quality photographic wallpaper for a smallish room?

I am not a regular photographer. I'm interested in the idea of having a photographic harbour scene as wallpaper on my study wall. It may or may not be required fill the whole wall: I've given ...
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How do you print a 4 x6 photo keeping full frame from a cell phone image?

I want to print the exact image taken from my cell phone. I know the aspect ratio is different on a cell phone then it is on a standard digital camera. Is there an app that will print my cell phone ...
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Is there way to print 1:1 image on Canon Selphy CP820?

I have Canon Selphy CP820 (model not matter actually) and want to print image without any scaling and cropping. Original paper is proprietary 148x100mm. It prints at 300dpi. But when I trying to print ...
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Why does HP DeskJet 2620 add borders when printing 4x6 photos?

I have colour printer, Glossy 4*6 Inch paper and requirement where I need to give 2*2 inch photos I decided to give it a go and ...
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What was the consumer photo printing process in the 80s and 90s?

How did machines in the 80s and 90s print from a roll of developed negatives fed into it? What makes those legacy machines different from a roll of negatives fed into today's machine for printing?

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