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Printing is part art, part science
Matching paper, ink, and printers is a bit complex. Beyond choosing a paper surface thats best for your photo (glossy, matte, or other), you need to be sure your paper is compatible with the process used to transfer ink from your inkjet printer to your paper.
From Chapter 5
Okay, you know how to take great digital photos. Isnt it time you learned how to make great prints?
You worked hard to get those terrific shots. Why be disappointed because what comes out of your printer doesnt look half as good as it did in the view-finder or on your screen?
Let PC Magazine help you get the best prints possible from your color printer. Inside, expert David Karlins teaches the little-known art of monitor calibration, how to choose the best paper for the job, how to match ink to paper, what you need to know about resolution and file sizes, and all the other ins and outs of getting great digital prints every time.
Learn the science and the art
- Pick the right printer, and care for it
- Match colors so what you see on your screen is what you print
- Prepare your images for printing
- Choose editing software that meets your needs and budget
- Select paper, inks, and coating
- Print your photos online
- Create professional-quality prints
- Preserve photos through digital archiving
- Print special items like T-shirts, transparencies, and DVDs
Packed with practical, hands on guidance, PC Magazine’s Guide to Printing Great Digital Photos
is the perfect book for computer users who are looking to get that little bit extra out of their color printer investment. Digital print expert David Karlins guides readers through everything –from selecting the right kinds of ink and paper, calibrating your computer monitor and making colors match, to getting your images ready for printing and giving your photos that professional touch with a bit of editing. Readers also learn tips for printing photo projects such as invitations, stationary and greeting cards and even t-shirts!
- Taking digital photos that will print well
- Optimal file size and resolution for great digital printing
- Editing your digital artwork for printing
- Matching monitor and print colors
- Choosing the right paper and coating
- Matching papers to in ks
- Borderless printing
- Matting and framing
- Special printing projects such as t-shirts, greeting cards, stationary and more
About the Author
David Karlins is a graphic design instructor at San Francisco State University. He has written several books on Web and print design and has managed digital printing projects ranging from gallery-quality posters to prints for framing.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Preparing Your Digital Darkroom.
Chapter 2: Calibration and Soft-Proofing.
Chapter 3: Editing Your Whole Photo.
Chapter 4: Touching Up Photos for Printing.
Chapter 5: Choosing Paper and Ink.
Chapter 6: Printing Great Photos from Inkjets.
Chapter 7: Printing Great Photos from Dye Subs.
Chapter 8: Special Photo Projects: From Greeting Cards to Calendars.
Chapter 9: Printing to Other Media: CD Labels, T-shirts, and More.
Chapter 10: Creating Great Prints Online.
Chapter 11: Preserving and Presenting Your Digital Photos.