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

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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 ...
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How can I turn off printer colour management when using Lightroom?

I have just purchased a Canon Pixma Pro 100S which I'm using to print black and white images. I'm finding the prints have a variety of colour casts, depending on the paper used. My monitor is ...
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What do the numbers mean in Canon printer profile names?

When selecting a Profile in Lightroom's Print Module > Print Job panel, I'm a little confused. I have some Canon Matte Photo Paper, and there is only a single profile that it could be, but I also have ...
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What is the maximum printing size for 12 Megapixels camera [duplicate]

The recommendation for printing images seems to be they should be printed at 300 dpi, so if I have a 12 Megapixel images in 4:3 format that would limit me to 12.5" x 10". My question is if I have a ...
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Can I Watermark An Image With Its Filename and Copy name when exporting from Lightroom?

I'd like to send a variety of versions of the same image to a lab to look at differences in stock, contrast and sharpening. I know I'll be able to tell the difference in stock by the information on ...
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What's the perfectionist's workflow for taking a photograph from capture to print?

I'm interested in perfecting the 100% ideal method of doing things, keeping the color tones and quality through capturing to the printing and publishing. This isn't about handling the camera or doing ...
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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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Printing on museum quality glass [closed]

I'm looking for a service bureau that prints on museum quality glass. Does anyone know of a printer who provides this service?
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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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How do I segment a single jpeg into multiple images?

I can only print up to a c plot size photo. I want to segment a single jpeg image to make a much bigger (composite), image. How do I do this?
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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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How can I print a set of images from different folders in Lightroom?

Is it possible to create a set of prints from different folders? I have tried but when I enter another folder the images from the previous folder disappear from the layout.
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What is the best (for my budget) instant camera? [closed]

This might sound a bit silly, but I'm looking to buy an instant camera to be used by guests at my wedding which is in 2 months from today. The idea is to have an instant camera that can be passed ...
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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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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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What is the suitable resolution for an image to be printed between A2 and A0? [duplicate]

I am a novice when it comes to photography. But I have a picture that I would love to submit to a photo comp. Their specifications are: have suitable resolution to be printed between 596mm x 422mm (A2)...
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Are there advantages to scanning film for prints aside from increased control over the image?

Say I have a negative and wish to make a large print out of it. I have two options: Wet print straight from the negative Scan & dry print In terms of editing, I realise the latter allows more ...
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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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Will a print lab be cheesed off if I concatenate multiple images in one file?

I've been looking at the pricing structure of an online printing service, and have noticed that there are are significant savings to be had by sending them one file consisting of multiple images to be ...
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Why is my printer unable to print on glossy paper?

My printer is unable to print on glossy paper, resulting in prints like: The printer is a HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3525, and the paper is 240 GSM "High Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper" marked as "Water ...
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What is “photo paper”?

I've heard of photo paper, and I assume it's better suited for printing photos, but in what way? And what is photo paper in the first place? If I buy high GSM (like 250) paper of matte, semi-glossy ...
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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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What are these artifacts I see in print?

I printed one of my photos, and I found it has some artifacts, such as horizontal lines running through the sky. This is most apparent above the pylon (to the right of the train). There's a horizontal ...
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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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Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image?

I have several images for print, and only after deleting the original RAW files did I remember I needed to resize the images for print. Will resizing JPEGs result in a compromise in my image? They ...
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What is Ilford Rapid Fixer's capacity without replentishment?

I've bought Ilford Rapid Fixer. I've checked the Fact sheet and it says that capacity without replenishment for a 1+4 solution is 80 sheets of 20.3x25.4cm paper. But, what's the quantity of solution ...
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Non standard enlarger filter holder

I got a set of 15x15cm (6x6in) enlarger filters which I (obviously) didn't think to check if they would fit my enlarger (Lucky, Japanese brand) The holder itself is about 11x11cm but the area inside ...
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How to dodge dark object behind bright one?

When printing, is there a way to dodge a dark object spotted with many small light ones ? For reference, this is what I'm trying to print, but it could also be a sky with many clouds for example. ...
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In a darkroom, is fresh air or internal circulation more important?

When installing ventilation in a darkroom, is it more important that air circulates well (in a closed room) or that there's a source of fresh air? The room I currently use for printing has a window I ...
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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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I am short 100 pixels for a canvas print, will that make a difference? What about if I zoomed it?

I'm looking to do a 20x24 canvas and need 1980x2340 pixels. The photo I want to use is only 1880x2340. I would like to zoom on it. I am only 100 pixels short, is that going to make a difference? or do ...
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What are the differences between Photgravure, Daguerreotypes, tintypes, circuit etching, et al?

Coming off the heels of: Photogravure: What is it?. I saw the first question and found it interesting and looked at the wikipedia article and noticed it said that it predated Daguerreotypes. I also ...
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Photogravure: What is it?

I was looking at some of Edward Steichen's work and see references to the printing process as "photogravure." What is it, it almost sounds like an intaglio process?
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Colour matching with Photoshop and Canon IP7250

After having used a HP multifunction printer for some time, today I upgraded to a Canon Pixma IP7250 inkjet. I'm having serious difficulties making the prints resemble the images on screen, an issue I ...
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Printing on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm with Canon PIXMA PRO-100

I am considering to purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and would like to use the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 and 500 gsm for my primary media. I've read a few reviews where users claim that this ...
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Save soft proof preview to file

Is there any way to save the soft proof preview (Ctrl+Y in Photoshop CS 5) to a file? Important: The simulation of paper color must be included! If not in Photoshop, is there any other software able ...
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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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Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?

I have a good number of colour negatives that I've shot over the years. My university also used to have a machine to process colour paper, although that was thrown out. As a result, any photos I wish ...
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

Right now I am using the Itoya Art Profolio Expo 8.5X11 ("XP-12-8") and have my prints (Kodak Endura Lustre) and tear sheets sitting loose inside. The good thing is that the tear sheets are safe (I ...
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Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?

I have a Canon MG7120 (All in one/Basic Photo Printer) which I've recently just started using to print assignments for my design classes. I tried some offbrand inks for the first time and found that ...

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