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

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What kind of camera and developing/printing process may Charles Jones have used?

Charles Jones was a gardener and photographer who lived from 1866-1959. His photographs of garden produce and flowers were found at an auction in 1981 and have since been acclaimed long after his ...
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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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Is there an hack that could allow me to print with only Cyan using my RGB printer?

I have no CYMK printers but i do have RGB ones, in addition I have a ColorMunki Photo for calibration. I'm experimenting some Cyanographic photo processing, for my purposes that is what I want to ...
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How do I print with an Epson SC P800 onto real Hahnemuehle watercolour paper (un-primed for inkjet)?

I want to print onto actual watercolour paper with my Epson SC P800, after which I will paint with watercolour paints. I have tried the Hannemühle 308 gsm inkjet photorag paper but this is primed ...
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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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Why is my Epson SureColor P600 suddenly printing weird cyan colors?

This printer has been really good so far. Suddenly it started to print weird cyan colors. I did some nozzle check and head cleaning with no progress. Did anyone experience that? When I did the nozzle ...
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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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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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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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Are forex prints less popular in the US than in Europe?

When looking to show pictures at small exhibits, one printing option is to have photos printed on Forex. Forex seems quite popular in Europe, however in the US, prices for Forex printing seem to be ...
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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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Is there a Safelight rgb or hex frequency?

My wife is a Black and White film photographer. I was wondering if there is a color code that I could use as a basis for a helper app?
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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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Why do prints (and print preview) from my Brother printer look like etching?

Trying to print b/w photo on my Brother MFC-J870W printer. My Windows Vista x64 defaults to the Windows Photo Gallery software to print. This has never been a problem before! I tried printing from ...
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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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Refilling Dye Ink Cartridge with Pigment ink?

will it print ? and how long ? the printer model is canon MG5140
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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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Is there Linux software to automatically sharpen appropriately for a given print size?

I'm living almost exclusively in Linux these days, working towards making the transition from Lightroom to Darktable. One of the applications from my Windows days that I used (and really like) is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay to print from monochrome onto color paper?

I am interested in printing some black and white photos and can't decide on the type of paper to print my photos on. I have struggled to discover comparisons between different photo papers. For ...
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Are canvas prints lower resolution than poster prints?

I'd like to get some high-res photos printed (on 18x24 and 30x40), but from the photos I've seen of the end result, they seem lower resolution than printing on poster paper. Is this true or is it just ...
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Why is my RGB to CMYK conversion causing a “dull” print?

My black & white photobook looks quite dull out of print. I think I am misunderstanding RGB → CMYK conversion. The process for me was RAW to TIFF to Scribus (open source publishing tool) to ...
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Is it best to convert images to a CMYK profile if the printer is using CMYK profile and you know the profile that will be used for printing

Is it best to convert image to CMYK profile if printer has specified that they will print using a CMYK profile and they tell you what one that is. I've read conflicting reports about whether you ...
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Why would printer managed colours shift when using a CMYK based profile?

When my printshop lets their printer print an image with an embedded sRGB profile, and no CMYK based profile, with the printer managing the colour mapping itself it always does a good job. If instead ...
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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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How does printing onto aluminium diabond work?

How does printing onto aluminium diabond work ? As I understand it the printing is not done directly onto the aluminium but onto paper which is then bonded onto the aluminium diabond, but if its just ...
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What will a commercial print service do if the image I submit doesn't have enough pixels for the desired DPI?

If I have a 4000px × 3000px image which I want to print at 200dpi, so its size will be printed at 20" × 15". If I send the image to a commercial printers and ask it to be printed at 40" × 30" do they ...
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Is it acceptable to have two limited editions of the same print?

What are the rules for making limited edition prints. Can you have two limited edition for a particular photograph? I was considering doing a limited edition mounted on aluminium, and a less expensive ...
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Any reason not to set ALL photos to “300dpi”? [duplicate]

I run a site where multiple photographers upload and sell their photos to my users. Some of them just want to buy a JPEG, some of them want to buy a JPEG to print. You and I both know that a ...
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How to make color darkroom prints?

I'm diving into the intimidating world of color darkroom prints (RA-4). I've heard some things (no safelight, needs to be the correct temperature, and so on). However, I haven't really found a ...