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Questions tagged [printing]

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

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Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?

Is there an online printing service, (like photobox) that I can use to print and ship prints directly to customers so that I don't even handle them. If I use a normal online printing service, they ...
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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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best website for making photography books? [closed]

I'm making my final piece for my A-Level photography. I'm looking at making an InDesign pdf magazine and then uploading it to a website to print professionally. does anyone know of the best way to ...
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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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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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Documents / Pictures print different in edit mode?

I am using a MAC desk top and a HP Officejet Pro 8620. I am trying to print a PDF Case Study that was created by our Marketing Department. The main color on our Case study is a yellow / Orange ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I prevent Costco Photo Center from scaling images?

All of my prints from Costco are a little soft compared to when I view the files on my phone or computer. It's especially noticeable around eyes and glasses in portraits. Does anyone have ideas for ...
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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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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 photographic printers employ “Printer Steganography”?

Nowadays, many printers implement printer steganography, a technique used to mark the print with tiny "yellow dots". I want to know if any printers used to print photographs also employ this ...
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How to print a photo for backlit presentation?

I was asked to do an exhibition of some of my latest photos. So far, no problem, but as a highlight I would like to present one photo in a backlit frame. Probably it will be the first one on ths ...
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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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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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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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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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Why don't Hahnemüle papers trigger out-of-gamut warnings when softproofing in Lightroom (when Canon Matte Stock does)?

I recently bought a Canon Pixma Pro 100. To get a better understanding of stocks, I have been printing the same (black and white) image with the same sharpening etc. on lots of different papers so I ...
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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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How big can I print this image? [duplicate]

I have a JPG file with a resolution of 3000x2077. How big can I print this image ? Thanks in advance
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How to scale up an image for print. How large can i go? [duplicate]

I have an approximately 2500 pixel x 3500 pixel image. How do I figure out the largest print that I can get from it? At the 300 dpi printing standard that would only yield about 8x12" but I need ...
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72 DPI or 300 DPI - Which Is Better For Web And Print Both? [duplicate]

Firstly, this may seem like a repetitive post. But please help me clear my doubt. It's based on my particular use case. I am making a website where images will be available on web, but they can also ...
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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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Image manipulation software to perform 2-D mapping to a 3-D surface [closed]

Is there any software that will assist me in the distortion described in 2 below. Another way of doing this is numerical, which is likely to be labourious, error prone, and exceptionally time ...
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Can leaving a print in fixer too long cause damage/staining?

This is a question for you oldskool B&W photographers, I'm hoping there's some of you out there ;) I am just getting round to sorting out my darkroom and thought I'd give it a test run now the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I print a panorama?

You scout the location, bring your tripod with you, wait for the right light, become victim of weather in the meanwhile, take an insane amount of photos, work hours on getting the stitch right, and ...
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How can I avoid a yellowish hue in my darkroom print highlights?

Using Ilford Multigrade Developer on Ilford MG RC Glossy paper, my prints have a yellowish hue in the highlights. I'm very new to darkroom printing, but I was expecting a greyer/whiter color in the ...
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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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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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What is good software for printing with a Canon PIXMA PRO 100?

I have a PIXMA PRO 100, and the print quality is absolutely great. But the software that came with the printer to actually make the prints is terrible — it lacks some very basic print options which ...
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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 ...