Synopses & Reviews
Written for photographers, digital and traditional
artists, printmakers, art educators, and art marketers, Mastering Digital
is the first complete reference to the new world of digital
printing for photography and fine art. This authoritative book provides a
thorough introduction to this exploding medium, instruction in the latest
digital printing techniques, and an inspiring Gallery Showcase of the best
of digitally imaged and printed art and photography.
Part overview and part how-to, Mastering Digital Printing: The
Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output not only
walks you through a complete, step-by-step workflow for making a great
inkjet print, but it also covers the pluses and minuses of using the print
technologies of digital photoprint (LightJet, Lambda) and photo process
(Fuji Frontier, Pictrography), dye sublimation, and electrophotography
You will learn about: how to pick the right inkjet printer, how to
choose inks and papers, color management, print permanence, RIPs,
self-printing versus using a professional printmaker, the difference between
original prints and reproductions, wide-format vs. desktop printers, and
advanced printing and image-editing techniques. Other special features
include: an extensive resource section listing digital suppliers and
digital-friendly galleries, art shows and contests; plenty of sidebars,
charts, diagrams, and photos illustrating the book's text; and the first,
accurate history of digital fine-art printmaking as well as the true origin
of the term "giclée."
Mastering Digital Printing is an invaluable guide and resource for
anyone who has a hand in printing photographic or fine-art images digitally.
There is no comprehensive reference to the digital printing revolution like
Written for photographers, artists, printmakers, art marketers, and industry suppliers, this complete reference to digital art printing provides a thorough introduction to this new expressive medium, instruction in the latest techniques, and a gallery of the best examples of digital art. Covered are basic tips such as choosing consumables as well as advanced techniques in printing such as image creation and output. Also referenced are special resources, including digital-friendly art shows, workshops, and where to locate the appropriate equipment and supplies.
Explains how to use digital printing and image-editing techniques and select the right equipment, and discusses digital photography, machine art, hybrid process, and giclaees.
"Mastering Digital Printing: The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output" is the first in-depth reference to the new world of digital printing for photography and fine art. This authoritative guide provides a thorough introduction to this exploding medium, instruction in the latest digital printing techniques, and an inspiring Gallery Showcase of the best digitally imaged and printed art and photography. Whether you are a photographer, digital or traditional artist, printmaker, art educator, or art marketer, this book will help you master digital printing!
This book serves as a unique, comprehensive reference guide to digital printing for photography and fine art. It combines a thorough introduction to this expressive medium, instruction in the latest techniques, and a gallery of the best examples of digital art into a one-of-a-kind resource guide. Whether you are a photographer, traditional or digital artist, or printmaker, this book will help you master the techniques unique to the new world of digital printing.
About the Author
Harald Johnson has been immersed in the world of commercial
and fine-art imaging and printing for more than 25 years. A lifelong
photographer and an award-winning digital and commercial artist and
designer, his images have
been distributed and exhibited worldwide. As a consultant and the head of
his own marketing communications agency, he has worked with many blue-chip
artists as well as galleries and museums throughout the United States.
Johnson, who was introduced to digital imaging workflows in 1988 and has
never looked back, is the creator and moderator of Yahoo's
"digital-fineart," the world's largest online discussion group on the
subject of digital fine art and digital printing. He is also the creator of
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Navigating the Digital Landscape Chapter 2 - Understanding Digital Printing Chapter 3 - Comparing Digital Printing Technologies Chapter 4 - Creating and Processing the Image Chapter 5 - Understanding and Managing Color Chapter 6 - Not Fade Away: Print Permanence Chapter 7 - Picking an Inkjet Printer Chapter 8 - Choosing Your Consumables Chapter 9 - Putting It All Together: Making a Great Inkjet Print Chapter 10 - Print for Pay: Using a Professional Print Service Chapter 11 - Special Printing Techniques Gallery