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Reviewing the features

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Okay, there are some other things that you want to look for. So you gone through, you've decided, I'm going print photos. I've got to have pigment-based inks, so I want to be sure I've got a printer that can do a good black and white. Those are really your main concerns, because image quality should be the main factor that you're using to decide what printer you want to buy. Still, there is bunch of other stuff that you might want to think about, and the first one being size: How big a print do you want to make? We've been making this nice 13 x 19s, and that's because this print has a slightly extra wide carriage. This printer can actually do bigger than 13 x 19 if you stick roll paper on it. It comes with a roll feeder, so you could buy a 13 inch by 100 foot roll of paper, stick it in here, and do long panoramas and things like that.

Reviewing the features

Okay, there are some other things that you want to look for. So you gone through, you've decided, I'm going print photos. I've got to have pigment-based inks, so I want to be sure I've got a printer that can do a good black and white. Those are really your main concerns, because image quality should be the main factor that you're using to decide what printer you want to buy. Still, there is bunch of other stuff that you might want to think about, and the first one being size: How big a print do you want to make? We've been making this nice 13 x 19s, and that's because this print has a slightly extra wide carriage. This printer can actually do bigger than 13 x 19 if you stick roll paper on it. It comes with a roll feeder, so you could buy a 13 inch by 100 foot roll of paper, stick it in here, and do long panoramas and things like that.

So having this, this extra size, I think is really nice. Obviously, you don't have to go all the way to 13 x 19, but it's just nice being able to get a little bit beyond letter size. Some other things to consider are other ways of feeding the paper. In this printer, the paper goes in the top here and comes out the front, but if you want to print on really thick paper, card stock, or handmade paper, or stuff you find at the art supply store, it's also got a straight-through path in the back so that the printer doesn't have to go around the corner. So that's a nice--as long as you've got a large fine-art printer, it's nice to able to start working with different media.

You've been getting the print on paper or on wood and glass and things like that; obviously, we can't run those through here. But we can run really thick media, different types of transparencies, and back-print film, and all that kind of stuff can go in through the different feeding options. The last thing is just to think about how you want to hook it up to your computer. If you have a couple of computers or you want to make it available to your network, then you're going to want to think about, does it have wireless in it, or it does it have an Ethernet connection? The 3000, which is the printer that comes after this, actually has WiFi in it, so you can just stick it in a closet somewhere and not have to have it taking up all your desk space and still print to it.

So those are just kind of last of the considerations that you want to weigh in there. They are not as important as the image-quality considerations. But if you find a couple of printers that are roughly the same, but one of them has WiFi, that might be a better way to go. Paper path is pretty critical. Some people get hung up on ink cost, and I wouldn't worry about that. It's really difficult to accurately predict what the price per print is out of a particular paper. Photo printers are always going to be more expensive to print on than a normal inkjet Printer because they have got lots of small cartridges full of ink, and that's just not actually as efficient a way to work.

So you don't want to do a lot of document printing on one of these. It's going to be cheaper in the long run to buy a cheap laser printer, a $100 laser printer for printing your documents, and stick with these for just doing photos. So I wouldn't worry too much about per-print cost when buying a printer, because you are just not going to be able to get a good answer for that. Any questions?

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Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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  1. 9m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 50s
    2. Exploring why we print
      4m 3s
    3. Understanding what you need for this course
      3m 25s
  2. 13m 29s
    1. Why inkjet printing?
      4m 36s
    2. Understanding ink types: Dye vs. pigment
      4m 26s
    3. Discussing considerations for black and white
      1m 48s
    4. Reviewing the features
      2m 39s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Printing and your workflow
      3m 3s
    2. Printing black-and-white photos
      6m 49s
    3. Understanding the histogram
      7m 37s
    4. Understanding what localized adjustments are used for
      2m 38s
    5. Explaining the histogram with a practical example
      6m 51s
    6. Making a localized adjustment in a practical example
      5m 30s
    7. Evaluating a localized adjustment in a practical example
      2m 29s
    8. Refining a localized adjustment for effect
      13m 36s
    9. Making a gradient adjustment
      6m 47s
    10. Paying attention to viewing conditions
      4m 49s
    11. Summing up
      1m 50s
  4. 54m 36s
    1. Understanding pixels, printer dots, and resolution
      2m 44s
    2. Understanding resolution
      2m 33s
    3. Defining resampling and interpolation
      3m 41s
    4. Understanding where resizing fits into your workflow
      2m 12s
    5. Defining native printer resolution
      2m 39s
    6. Understanding the relationship between viewing distance and print size
      2m 1s
    7. Reducing image size in Photoshop
      9m 11s
    8. Cropping to a specific size and resolution using Canvas Size
      4m 34s
    9. Cropping to a specific size and resolution using the Crop tool
      5m 15s
    10. Enlarging an image in Photoshop
      7m 7s
    11. Creating a triptych
      3m 55s
    12. Creating a triptych using Automator on a Mac
      4m 5s
    13. Exploring the aesthetics of print size
      4m 39s
  5. 1h 17m
    1. Understanding how sharpening works
      3m 18s
    2. Sharpening in JPEG mode
      1m 26s
    3. Exploring sharpening workflows
      3m 47s
    4. Sharpening in Camera Raw
      6m 17s
    5. Looking at noise reduction
      1m 46s
    6. Sharpening output with Smart Sharpen
      11m 52s
    7. Understanding selective sharpening
      4m 25s
    8. Sharpening through an edge mask
      7m 17s
    9. Reviewing high-pass sharpening
      4m 30s
    10. Applying aggressive sharpening
      8m 53s
    11. Exploring advanced sharpening techniques
      9m 7s
    12. Exploring the Print dialog
      11m 35s
    13. Proofing at smaller sizes
      3m 3s
  6. 53m 9s
    1. Exploring how color works
      2m 5s
    2. Reviewing color models
      2m 56s
    3. Defining gamut and color space
      9m 55s
    4. Reviewing when colors go out of gamut
      4m 54s
    5. Configuring Photoshop's color settings
      5m 47s
    6. Changing color space in Camera Raw
      4m 7s
    7. Working in an advanced color space
      6m 13s
    8. Assigning a color space in Photoshop
      2m 20s
    9. Correcting a color image
      9m 17s
    10. Printing a color image
      3m 30s
    11. Evaluating the print
      2m 5s
  7. 34m 46s
    1. What is color management?
      4m 16s
    2. Profiling a monitor
      8m 45s
    3. Evaluating a monitor profile
      4m 37s
    4. Exploring paper profiles
      5m 17s
    5. Understanding soft proofing
      11m 51s
  8. 24m 33s
    1. Understanding how paper quality affects the appearance of black in prints
      3m 26s
    2. Looking at third-party papers
      3m 46s
    3. Looking at paper finish
      3m 44s
    4. Understanding paper traits
      6m 31s
    5. Discussing paper choice and presentation
      7m 6s
  9. 23m 18s
    1. Printing a black-and-white image
      11m 45s
    2. Printing a color image
      11m 33s
  10. 1m 16s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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