Mastering Digital Printing: The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-quality Digital Output

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Muska & Lipman, 2003 - Computers - 383 pages
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Written for photographers, digital and traditional artists, printmakers, art educators, and art marketers, "Mastering Digital Printing" 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 (color lasers).

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 "giclee."

"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 this book.

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Harald Johnson has been immersed in the world of commercial and fine-art imaging and printing for more than 25 years. A former professional photographer, designer, and creative director, Johnson is an imaging consultant, the head of his own marketing communications agency, and the creator of DP&I.com

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