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

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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 ...
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What is a safe, reliable site to make a calendar without losing control of photos or privacy issues? [closed]

I would like to make a calendar for my mom using photos of her grandchildren. I was planning to use Shutterfly until it came to my attention that that site retains copies of your photos on an "...
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Color management (via ColorMunki and Filex lamp), but monitor is bluer than prints

I’m trying to implement monitor/print color management, but it’s not quite working. In short, to get a monitor-to-print match with a D50 white point for my monitor, I need to use a 6500K (vs. 5000K) ...
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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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How is photography done for output to high-quality spot color presses?

High-quality printing processes are capable of generating a much greater dynamic range in color, saturation, specularity and other characteristics than is possible for a camera to capture. For ...
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Why are my enlarged darkroom prints out of focus on edges?

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 from edge to edge, and scans nicely, when I print 8x10 with my ...
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How can I get an image image printed so it retains the detail I see zooming in on screen?

If I take a photo in raw, edit it a little in Lightroom, then upload it to flickr, when I click on the photo in flickr to open it then click on it again to enlarge it, there seems to be quite a lot of ...
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Why are yellow lines appearing on prints from my Epson SureColor P600?

Recently for no reason, there are yellow lines across my print from my Epson SureColor P600. I cleaned the heads and the problem is still there. I use Epson ink cartridges, not bootlegs. What is ...
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How to exactly reproduce a pre-rendered image for a dot matrix printer?

I have a problem regarding a home monochrome laser printer, but I figure this question can be generalized to any matrix printer. Suppose I know my home printer's resolution, and I would like to have ...
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Old Film developement [duplicate]

For the Person that had film processed after 20 years. Where did you get the special processing done? Also I have some undeveloped close to 20 years old and need to know the best place to get it ...
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Epson 2200 on OSX

I haven't used my printer in a while. It looks like the print dialogue is a bit different than I am used to. I am using the latest OSX, an Epson 2200, and Photoshop. I have no problem setting the ...
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Compress colour gamut using output profiles?

I'm trying to discover whether a 'trick' I found is a reliable method for dealing with out-of-gamut when soft-proofing. Down to the 4th picture is just background info of what I'd tried unsuccessfully ...
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How do gamut warnings in LR soft proofing help?

While softproofing, there's a small option to the top right of the histogram that shows what colors are out of the gamut that the printer can print. So, what if a chunk of the image is shown under ...
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How different is making changes in soft proofing from print adjustments in LR?

In LR, see there are two ways to edit pictures intended for print. One is print adjustments in the Print section where you could change the brightness and contrast. The other is by making changes ...
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If I take a photo of a light outside the visible spectrum, what will it look like after print?

As i was reading this article, there was a section that drove my attention to it: The spectrum of colors visible to insects is a little higher in frequency than what we humans can see. The lowest ...
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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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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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What Lightroom settings should I use to export photo collages for printing?

I have several collages composed in Lightroom, and would like to print them at 21x15. Can you please recommend appropriate Lightroom settings for exporting them? I would like to avoid any crop or ...
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Why do my prints turn black when developing with tetenal developer? [closed]

Why do my prints turn black as soon as I put them in tetenal developer? I have followed insructions with the developer, but the prints still turn black.
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

I am looking for hardware for calibration of canvas prints. There are many solutions for monitors (as Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1 Display Pro, X-Rite ColorMunki) and paper printers (as Datacolor ...
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Create ICC profile - how many color samples?

I recently did some sample prints with my new photo printer and some photo paper. I didn't like the results, apparently I need to calibrate it. I haven't been able to find any ICC profiles for that ...
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My prints have a psychedelic mottled surface — did I make a mistake in developing?

my prints have a hazy psychedelic mottled surface. Someone told me it is because I have them in the developer for only a few seconds and they need to be in for 30 seconds, but then they would get too ...
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What is the stippling effect used in newsprint and comics called, and how can I create it?

I am looking to achieve this dot pattern (stippling) effect in some way, be it analog or post processing. If you can identify this technique and some tips on how to go about it? It has a print look to ...
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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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Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Printed Images Too Warm

I have a Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II photo printer which I use to print photos on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. I am having some trouble getting printed photos to match the previews I am seeing on ...
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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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How to Change the Bulb on an Omega Enlarger?

Alright, recently bought an Omega C700 enlarger, and when I turn it on, nothing happens - so I'm assuming the bulb's dead. The issue is, I have no idea how to change it. It looks like you unscrew the ...
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How to calculate average color for some part of picture

I was looking for this answer here but didn't got exactly what I was looking for. Bit of context: I'm making some test printing forms, I want to see how colors are mixing when printed on Risograph. ...
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Photoshop and mac not printing correct size?

Probably a silly question but any help appreciated. Trying to print from photoshop CC on MacBook to Epson 9600. Images printing smaller than expected. For example, I've just tried to print a 6x8" ...
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Epson P800 printing on Exhibition Fiber paper

Anyone have experience printing on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper with the Epson SC P800? When I use Epson's recommended printing configuration (or several variations), small white spots appear in ...
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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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How can I make physical prints that can be kept longer without any damage?

I never used to print the photos that I take. I used to upload all my public work to Flickr and all my personal work to Google Photos. Albums for me were always software albums created on Flickr/...
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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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What is a light but elegant frame for my photos?

I tried to search but it seems this question has not been asked before. So people who shoot photos generally prefer to frame at least some of their shots. So what kind of frame is good, elegant but ...
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Image resoluting and ppi for a given printing format [closed]

I am thinking about buying the following photography and printing it at a decent printing service in my city. I want to print it at 300dpi on 60x40cm (24x16") format or perhaps even on 90x60cm (...
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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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Help with making a large print - 60 x 36 - will my photo work? [duplicate]

I would like to make a very large print of a photo I have taken, of about 60 inches wide, and about 36 inches high (though the actual aspect ratio of the cropped file would imply a 34 in height). The ...
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Are colors and size encoded in a digital image?

I have professional pics taken and provided by photographer on CD to be printed at my discretion. Some of my pics get cropped and the colors are way off. Are the colors and printable image type / size ...
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Should I preemptively downsize photo resolution for smaller prints?

I was thinking about how many websites (eg. Facebook) have a bad reputation for lossy downsizing of images, and began to wonder if this goes for printing as well. Would it be better to send in a ...