Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the features, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
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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.…
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 …
After a discussion of how to choose a printer, the course covers the process of preparing both black and white and color images using Adobe Photoshop. Ben describes how to take images from looking good onscreen to being properly adjusted for best results on paper, covering details such as sizing, sharpening, and color management.
With photographer and master framer Konrad Eek, Ben explores the creative decisions that photographers should address before printing. What size print? How does print size relate to the message of the photo and to the space where the photo will be displayed? What kinds of paper choices do you have, and how does your photo's content relate to the paper you choose?
The course also describes how to properly evaluate a print and how to handle common challenges that crop up during the printing process.
- Why print with inkjet?
- Types of inkjet printers: dyes versus pigments
- Making image adjustments specifically for printing
- Printing black-and-white photos
- Resizing an image
- Choosing paper
- Working with sharpening and noise reduction
- Color management