When printing in Lightroom it can sometimes be frustrating to locate and correctly set the various options for printing. Borderless printing can be especially sneaky. So here are 7 steps to getting borderless prints out of Lightroom. [Read more…]
Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition is a new book and latest edition from photographers Uwe Steinmueller and Juergen Gulbins.
“The third edition of this best-selling book provides the necessary foundation for successful fine art printing: the understanding of color management, profiling, paper, and inks. It offers advice on selecting an appropriate printer for long-lasting fine art prints, demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow and select a suitable paper for your subject, and guides you step-by-step through the process of converting an image file to an outstanding fine art print.
This new edition covers the most recent lines of high-end inkjet printers, photo papers, and devices for monitor and printer profiling. It also addresses the printing dialogs and some new features of Photoshop CS6.”
Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $31.02 from Amazon.com.
It is also available for $19.95 as a Kindle edition.
The MG4220 and MG3220 are wireless printers, while the MG2220 rounds out the low-cost end as a starter all-in-one printer. They are priced at $130, $80 and $70, respectively.
The SELPHY CP900 is a compact photo printer that can print 4×6 images. It runs $100.
In the above video, we see a demonstration of a printer that’s capable of producing 3 dimensional objects – complete with moving parts. [Read more…]
Admittedly, I know very little about the print-making process. I usually order my prints by uploading my digital files to MyPhotopipe or Mpix – and I’m plenty happy with those results. However, I’m always intrigued by those who make their own prints and the processes they use to get from digital files to finished prints.
The above video comes from Randy Hufford, a Hawaii-based photographer with a wealth of knowledge and skill in getting those finished prints just right. In the video, Randy discusses embellishing for canvas prints and how that process is used to add value to his images. The coating that he uses comes from Premier Imaging Products and produces some interesting results.
Check out the video and let the rest of us know how you add value or something extra to your finished prints. I would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone that uses embellishing or similar finishing processes in their prints.
Also, you should seriously check out Randy’s site. There’s a lot of great content on there, particularly with regard to spicing up your prints.