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Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printersby Uwe Steinmueller
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Today's digital cameras provide image data files allowing large-format output at high resolution. At the same time, printing technology has moved forward at an equally fast pace bringing us new inkjet systems capable of printing in high precision at a very fine resolution, providing an amazing tonality range and longtime stability of inks.
Moreover, these systems are now affordable to the serious photographer. In the hands of knowledgeable and experienced photographers, these new inkjet printers can help create prints comparable to the highest quality darkroom prints on photographic paper.
This book provides the necessary foundation for fine art printing: The understanding of color management, profiling, paper and inks. It demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow as it guides the reader step-by-step through this process from an image file to an outstanding fine art print.
Book News Annotation:
Providing a foundation for fine art printing using inkjet printers, step-by-step instructions guide readers through the process of converting an image file to an outstanding fine print, with techniques illustrated by color photos on every page. Material is arranged in sections on printing techniques, inks and papers, color management for printing, fine art printing workflow, fine art printers in practical use, printing packages and RIPs, black-and-white prints, image evaluation, and presenting fine art prints. Extensive appendices describe the features of specific fine art printers and papers (including, in this second edition, the most recent lines of high-end inkjet printers), and a glossary is also included. Steinmueller is a professional photographer; Gulbins, a photographer, has written and translated books on document management and digital photography. The book is distributed in the US by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Uwe Steinmueller, a native of Germany, has been a photographer since 1973. His first exhibitions were in 1978 in Bremen, Germany with photos from Venice, South Tirol, Germany, and France. He shares a joint copyright with his wife Bettina. Uwe moved to California in 1997 and began working seriously in digital photography in 1999. He currently lives and works in San Jose. He has written a number of books, two of which won the prestigious, German "Fotobuchpreis" award two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005. Uwe is the man behind outbackphoto.com, a popular website covering quality outdoor photography using digital cameras.
Juergen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing high-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.
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