Creating work using digital printing is both a challenge and a great reward for photographers. Printed photographs are not limited to the museum or gallery walls, they can be proudly presented on the walls of your home or those of art lovers.
Printing workflow has potential pitfalls that can be avoided with reasonable ease once they are understood. The paper selection is one such variable. This presentation will cover the overall printing workflow and particularly focus on paper choices.
I have made a series of presentations sponsored by Red River Paper to camera clubs in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. These well-received presentations offered a close view and inspection of various substrates using carefully made prints in addition to presenting a solid output workflow.
Here are some links that are part of the presentation. Although they may make more sense after seeing the presentation, feel free to visit them anyway and see if you can make any use of them.
Read the posts on this site about color and color management.
Sign up for their e-mail newsletter and download the Inkjet Intelligence eBook. It is a 45-page document covering a lot of bases.
Photodisc test target, modified by Dry Creek Photo. I used the small version. 7×10 inch size. Do not edit or change the file for testing purposes.
B&W Test Image from Northlight Images.
Below are some photographs from previous presentations with sample prints I made for this purpose and the close inspection this format affords.