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

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What's the difference between dye and pigment printing?

I'm looking to get a new printer, and I don't know whether there's any advantage in using pigment inks for my photos. I currently have an Epson Stylus R300 using Epson "seahorse" inks (which I ...
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Any ideas what would cause a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer to produce a significantly substandard print in comparison to the Pro-10 or Pro-100?

After a discussion here about the current state of Ink Jet vs C-Type, I decided to try out some ink jet printers and got prints from Canon's full line of professional desktop photo printers. While ...
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Colors change on a picture during a print job when printing from Lightroom

I've got a problem when printing from LR6 (but also in previous versions and on different computers). Before getting a new computer and a new printer, I've suspected that it is a printer problem but ...
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How can I get my JPEG images to look the same in print as they are on screen?

Recently I took a landscape picture and had it printed in a photolab as I wanted to sell it. It was taken at sunset and although not the brightest lit picture it was still lit well enough to make for ...
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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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What is the status today of dye-transfer (a process-technology for printing)?

What is today's status of the dye-transfer process-technology for printing? It is a technology that peaked in the 1980s, but due to rapid pace of innovation the printing industry it is now almost ...
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How has the dynamic range of black & white prints changed in the last 70 years?

I've recently been studying black and white photographs to learn how to understand the qualities found in the kinds of photos by Weston, Bullock etc. I've been making a point of looking at prints in ...
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How to restore as much detail as possible to a scanned image of an inkjet-printed page?

I have a photograph printed with an inkjet printer on a piece of paper. Unfortunately, I do not have access to the original file. Here's a small sample of what I'm stuck with: Is there any way to ...
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Is 4288 X 2848 pixels an unfriendly ratio for quality printing and framing or am I missing something?

I have a Nikon D5000 that shoots 4288 X 2848 pixels. When I take pictures, I'm not thinking of how I may need to crop the picture later on or add a border / matting so that it fits into a common ...
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How do you optimally resize and sharpen images for printing?

What is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest print without pixelation or blurring? I have tried some sharpening techniques in Photoshop, however they are geared towards sharpening for viewing on ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

I just read an article by a photographer who explained that he always works in AdobeRGB because it has a larger gamut. This is fair enough if his monitor can display it, but he illustrated this by in ...
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Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe?

I'd like to transform an image so that it can be mounted on a sphere. I'd like to use an image of a map (see the One Piece world map on the image), but it could be anything. Here is a kind of Family ...
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I'm looking at a photo that measures a continous 20“Hx144”L; the subject matter suggests it is late 1800s or very early 1900s. Is that possible?

I'm looking at a photo of Redwood trees, that measures 20"Hx144"L continuous,no seams. It dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Is that possible? Who might have produced this?
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How can I fix a blue colour cast from my Canon i9950 printer?

I have a Canon i9950 with an aftermarket CISS. It used to be fine, but having not used it for a while over Christmas, now all my prints are coming out with a horrible blue cast. I have checked that ...
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Printing photo on large truck wrap

If i have a photo that's 18" x 12", and 300dpi, will it come out clear if i print it on a 16' truck? I am planning on using a stock photo and then blowing it up, but i am worried that it won't come ...
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Which one to buy to print photos at home: photo printer or inkjet printer? [closed]

I want to print photos at home with good quality. I read online that an inkjet printer prints photos as well with good quality. Please suggest me which to buy and why? I want to use that printer as a ...
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Online Printing API?

tl;dr: Is there a way to have SmugMug-like + printing service integration hosted on your own website? (The API to the printing service is the piece I am missing) I am looking for an automated ...
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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

The question is simple: How can one make decent black and white prints today, specially in large formats? But then answering it takes ridiculous dimensions each time I want to print a B&W photo. ...
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What PPI do I set for best quality print?

My question is simple. I am processing medium format 80 mp photos with photoshop and lightroom and when I go to get them printed at Walmart on their EPSON 7880 printer at 24 x36 inches, I do not care ...
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Will Milky Way photos show too much grain when printed at 12×18"?

I want to print out either of these two Milky Way Photos on a 12x18 size photograph (Or vice versa if it is horizontal). http://500px.com/photo/77785439/milky-way-touching-the-trees-by-tom-jones ...
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How to fix bad printing results on an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600?

I have recently purchased a Nikon D5100. I have Photoshop CS2 on a laptop running Windows XP. I also have an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600. I cannot get my photos to print anywhere near what they look ...
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Printing picture through a variety of sizes small to large

I have taken pictures and am sending them into the printers to get them blown up. I am starting with a 4 by 6 photo. And I want to a variety of sizes that are up to two feet on one side. I just cannot ...
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Why printing on 10x15cm paper always cropped?

I have Epson SC-P800 printer and I use LR for printing. I print on Hahnemuhle 10x15 photo cards which are 100x150mm. To crop image in LR I use 4x6 aspect ratio which is the same as 10x15 (1:1.5). Then ...
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What method is used for printing onto museum-quality glass?

I'm looking for a service bureau that can print directly on museum quality glass. I am not sure what the method/process used for this is. Is this done with an inkjet printer? What color space is used? ...
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Why do printer companies not seem to care about the particular CMYK used by image?

I have been trying out various different printing companies for printing out different things, many indicate that the image/pdf should be provided with an embedded CMYK profile but dont seem to care ...
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Refilling Dye Ink Cartridge with Pigment ink?

will it print ? and how long ? the printer model is canon MG5140
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What is a suitable image resolution for canvas prints?

I would like to create a 60 inch x 20 inch canvas print using an image with a resolution of 4759x1798 (240 pixels per inch) and I would like to know if the image quality will still be good at that ...
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How do I get the right size image for a specific small photo frame?

I have a picture frame that is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. I would like to know what kind of dimensions, in pixels, I should use with my Nikon D3300 to make a photo for the frame?
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Vintage Photo Printing

I have some old color (C-prints?) photographs that were printed in the 80's which are quite faded. I would like to have them reprinted but would like to have them printed on the same paper as they ...
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How do you print photos at non-standard sizes?

If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab? For example, if I want to print ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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Printer for high-quality photo books [closed]

I'm looking at possibly doing a photo book next year; it would be large, hardcover, and probably 150-250 pages. I'd want to get the absolute best quality possible, which I understand probably means ...
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What is the difference between Canon's black inks?

My Canon MP560 printer requires one PGI-220BK black cartridge and one CLI-221BK black cartridge (which is a part of a CMYK bunch). What is the difference between the two?
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

I have a calibrated wide-gamut monitor (Dell UP2414Q) and I use it with Windows 10 and Lightroom 6. I wanted to print a photo with a Epson R3000 not installed locally, so I copied the ICC profiles of ...
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A print shop gives me instructions to convert to sRGB instead an ICC profile, is no soft proofing necessary?

So I've decided to print my first poster. I've calibrated my screen and I've read and watched a bit about colors and how to reproduce them on paper HERE. Many online print shops don't provide ICC ...
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Soft proofing without physical printer in LR6

I've decided to print out one of my photos with a plotter. So to make sure I will get the right colors I've asked in the print shop what printer and paper are they using so that I can soft proof in ...
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How do I compress my TIFF files to JPEGs of a given size?

An online lab wants my large (over 100 MB) TIFF files as 50 MB JPEGs with a maximum of 80 megapixels for making aluminum 16x24 inch prints. What about final resolution? How do I convert from one to ...
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Printing large (16x20 and up) with the Olympus OM-D EM-5?

Is it possible to make 16x20 inch prints using images from the Olympus OM-D EM-5 (and some good Olympus primes), while retaining sharpness and detail? Especially for landscape images? I've used a ...
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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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Printing A0 poster [duplicate]

I would like to print a photo on an A0 poster, and was wondering if its resolution is OK. Its specs are below: Dimensions: 1152x2048 Horizontal and Vertical resolution: 72 dpi Bit depth: 24 If this ...
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Why, when I print in 13x13 mode, am I getting 11.40x11.40?

I wanna print on a custom paper (13x13 200gm Glossy) with a custom print form in Windows 7. With this configuration, the result is not what I've set. What I'm getting is an 11x11cm, top left aligned ...
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Technical photography digital printing book? [closed]

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 ...
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A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?

I've been looking at the Canon® PIXMA PRO-100 which has positive reviews but it uses Canon ChromaLife100 ink which is rated for 100 years when stored in an album. Can this be considered "archival" ...
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What are the pros and cons of doing ColorSync vs vendor matching?

When I print a photo on the Mac, I'm offered a choice between ColorSync and Vendor Matching: I'm assuming ColorSync does color management on the Mac and sends the printer a bitmap in its native color ...
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Recommendations needed for European short run photobook publisher [closed]

I'm looking for a European publisher who can do (very) short run photobooks - hardback "Taschen" style is my brief and I have two clients lined up. I'm looking for something a bit different which isn'...
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What does “sublimation ready” mean on a printer specification?

I've been looking around at various printers to use on-site for photo printing and one of the printers I came across was the Ricoh 3110DN and while I'm normally pretty good with this stuff, something ...
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Is adjusting Scaled Print Size in the Print dialog the best way to make a small print from Photoshop?

I have a photo that I took which is natively 1728px x 2596px. When I open it in Photoshop it shows the picture as those dimensions with Document Size of 24in x 36in at 72ppi. I want to crop the ...
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maximizing print size over 300dpi [duplicate]

i usually shot portraits with my 60D and tamron 17-50mm f2.8 using maximum resolution JPEG + RAW @ 5184 x 3456 pixels. after recent photoshoot, i tried to print an 8R using this particular setting and ...
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Correct way to do test print of the part of large scaled photo on small piece paper?

I want to see how my photo would look like on A2 paper. I do not want to spoil large sheet, so I would like to use A4 or even smaller to print part of my image with the same scale/resolution as it ...
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What is the difference between a lambda print (RA-4) and a color inkjet print?

I can't seem to find any good information about the differences between the lambda printing process (on RA-4 paper, also known as a C-prints or chromogenic color prints) and inkjet printing (also ...