Photo Printing

Photo Printing

Many places offer photo printing, so why is it so hard to find a good place to have your images printed?  Because only a select few places specialize in printing.  Most stores use printing as a loss leader to suck you in to buy other products.  You get low quality materials and few if any staff.  Add to that the fact that most staff are not even trained in photofinishing to help you and you are on your own to try and get a good print – forget about a great print!!!

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Printing – to custom profile or not, that is the question!

Printing

After reading many posts on various forums about printing and using color profiles (canned VS custom) it got me thinking. I decided to do some tests to see the difference between provided profiles from Epson and paper manufacturers and the profiles that I make.

Equipment:

  • Epson 3880 (x2)
  • Epson P7000
  • Colormunki Photo running the new I1 Studio software

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Canvas Prints – another finishing option

I love canvas prints, but what I am not a huge fan of is the gallery wrap look.  There are a lot of reasons for this but it is mainly the cost to produce the print and the no frame look.  Sure they look great when first produced but after being on the wall for a while they start to look like something is missing (just my opinion) without the frame.  So for years I have recommended that instead of the wrap that people mount to foam board then frame the print.  To me this is the  best way to display a canvas and as far as cost it can be less then the wrap.

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Is it right or is it right

Right

I love listening to people discuss things on forums but my love can easily turn to frustration when they start to argue that they are right without taking into account everything in the argument.

As an example in the RV world there is a difference between a vehicles starter battery and the RV house battery.  A starter battery is designed for high

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Slides and negatives

I get many clients that come in asking about prints from slides and negatives. Many have heard that it is impossible to get quality prints without spending a fortune and are just checking before they toss their old slides and negatives. Then I show them some of the slides and negatives that I have scanned and printed and they are shocked.

Another slide from the late 80's

Another slide from the late 80’s that scanned and printed GREAT!

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