Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – part 3

In part 1 of this series, we gave a first introduction to the complexities, costs and basic fundamentals involved in printing your own photographs. In part 2, we introduced you to the complications of colour management for printer-paper profiles and tried to help you decide whether to choose an Epson or Canon printer. In part 3 now, we will discuss different photographic paper types. The information in this part may have a slight effect on your choice of printers, or not. 😛

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Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – Part 2

In part one of this series, I made an introduction to printing your own photographs, explained why you might want to do it, gave some tips on what printers to not buy, and gave readers a first glimpse into the complexity of choosing a printer. In this follow-up post, I will give some recommendations for choosing between an Epson or a Canon inkjet printer for printing novices who wish to start printing their own photographs.

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Beginner’s guide to printing photographs – Part 1

Why print?

You have been enjoying your photographic hobby for a while. Eventually, you reach an epiphany – your pictures in the digital space scream for a place in the physical world! You want to share physical photographs with relatives and friends that they are proud to put on display or use as a cover for a diary or scrapbook. Or you want to decorate your home with your own work. Or you want to create your own physical album to record your precious memories, tangible and easy to look at and pass down to a next of kin. Or you simply realized that printing is really the next step in your photographic journey. After all, although your pictures may look good on a fancy colour-calibrated monitor,  the real test of quality is to see how your work actually measures up in physical form!

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