5 Things A Photographer Should Tell A Printer

PAPER TYPE. Specify matte, luster, or glossy – or if you have a preference for a specific brand and type of paper. Pigment Ink Paper Guide 09-18-2013. If you are unsure, ask to see print samples.

PRINT SIZE. Specify both the image size and border size, if any. This determines paper format for the most economic use of the paper and to make sure that you receive the best price.

USAGE. Let us know if it is for a portfolio, gallery exhibit, museum collection, or bathroom wall. We use this information to tweak the materials and color management to get the perfect look for the environment it will be seen in.

FINISHING. Let us know your post-production needs. For example, will the print to be mounted, framed, or laminated? This information will affect color management and your paper choices.

FEELING. This is one of the least considered, but one of the most important, aspects of a good print. How does the image make you feel and how do you want the viewer to respond to the image? This will help us to make suggestions for all of the above and to ensure that you get the results you want.

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