Mastering Digital Printing

ISBN-10: 1592004318

ISBN-13: 9781592004317

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Harald Johnson

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This book serves as a unique, comprehensive reference guide to digital printing for photography and fine art. It combines a thorough introduction to this expressive medium, instruction in the latest techniques, and a gallery of the best examples of digital art into a one-of-a-kind resource guide. Whether you are a photographyer, traditional or digital artist, or printmaker, this book will help you master the techniques unique to the new world of digital printing.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Harald Johnson has been immersed in the world of commercial and fine-art imaging and printing for more than 25 years. A lifelong photographer and an award-winning digital and commercial artist and designer, his images have been distributed and exhibited worldwide. As a consultant and the head of his own marketing communications agency, he has worked with many blue-chip artists as well as galleries and museums throughout the United States. Johnson, who was introduced to digital imaging workflows in 1988 and has never looked back, is the creator and moderator of Yahoos digital-fineart, the worlds largest online discussion group on the subject of digital fine art and digital printing. He is also the creator of DP&I.

Digital Printing Basics
Navigating the Digital Landscape
Birth of the Digital Printing Revolution
Jon Cone's Computer-Assisted Printmaking
Graham Nash and Digital Fine-Art Printing
The Revolution Takes Off
Defining Digital Printing
High Quality
Digital
Printing
Putting Prints in Their Places
What's a Print?
Photographic Prints
Traditional Fine-Art Prints
Digital Prints
Why Go Digital?
Cost
Consistency
Storage
Larger Sizes
Artistic Control
Freedom & Flexibility
Who's Doin' Digital?
Photographers/Imagemakers
Traditional Artists
Digital Artists
Gaining Ground: A Question of Acceptance
Digital Decisions
Doing It Yourself vs. Sending It Out
Reproductions or Original Prints?
State of the Art: The Digital Revolution
Understanding Digital Printing
A Digital Primer
Anatomy of a Digital Image
Pixels and Bit Depth
Resolution
Halftones, Contones, and Dithers
Printer Drivers and Printing Software
Comparing Digital Printing Technologies
Digital Photo Print
Dye Sublimation
Electrophotography (Color Copy/Color Laser)
Inkjet
Creating and Processing the Image
Image Input
Scanning
Photography
Digital Drawing/Painting
Image Editing
Image-Editing Software
Plug-ins and Filters
Sizing with Image-Editing
File Formats, Image Compression, and More...
File Formats
Image Compression
File Transport, Storage, and Archives
Understanding and Managing Color
Color Basics
What Is Color?
Light Sources and Color
Measuring Color
Color Spaces
What Is Color Management?
Welcome to ICC Color Management
Monitor Calibration and Profiling
Printer Calibration and Profiling
A Color-Managed Workflow
Using Profiles and Soft-Proofing with Photoshop
Determining Print Permanence
How Long Is Long Enough?
Who Cares?
The Meaning of Permanence
What Affects Permanence?
Determining Permanence: Standards and Tests
Why Test?
Types of Tests
Accelerated Testing Standards
Who's Doing the Testing?
So How Long Will It Last?
What Can You Do?
The Artist's Responsibility
The Main Event: Inkjet Printing
Selecting an Inkjet Printer
Can I Use It to Print?
What Size Output?
How Old Is It?
What's the Print Quality?
What Different Inks and Media Can I Use?
Inks
Media
How Permanent Are the Prints?
Speed: How Long Does It Take to Print?
How Easy to Set Up and Connect? How Big? How Noisy?
Desktop
Wide-Format
What About Printer Software, Drivers, and RIPs?
Printer Management Software
RIPs
What About Service, Repairs, and Warranties?
What Does It Cost?
Desktop
Wide-Format
An Inkjet Summary
OEM Wrapup
Choosing Your Consumables
Inks
Ink Components, Dyes vs. Pigments
OEM or Third-Party Inks?
Media
Paper
Deciding on Paper
Alternative Media
Finding Media
Matching Ink to Media
Making a Great Inkjet Print
System Setups
Healthy Hardware: Basic Equipment Setups
Quick-Start Printing Guide
Open and Convert the File
Edit and Prep the Image
Choose and Load the Paper
Select Image Settings
Select Printer Driver Settings
Make the Print
Making a Print Step-by-Step
Plan the Print
Prep the File
Edit the Image
Save a Print-Specific Version
Scale, Res, and Sharpen
Select and Load Paper
Select Image Settings
Select Printer Driver Settings, Profile, or RIP
Make a Test Print (or Two or Three...)
Make Adjustments and More Test Prints
Make the Final Print(s)
Finishing and Displaying Your Prints
Print Aesthetics
Finishing Prints
Drying
Deckling Your Edges
Adding a Chop
Signing and Numbering
Embellishing Prints
Coating Prints
Why Coat?
Types of Coatings
Mounting and Framing Prints
Mounting
Framing
Framing Alternatives
Storing and Shipping Prints
Storing Prints
Shipping Prints
Displaying Prints
Display Aesthetics
Display Permanence
Beyond the Basics
Using a Print Service
Why Use a Print Service?
Printmaking Advantages
How To Pick an Inkjet Printmaker
What To Look Out For
The Artist/Printmaker Relationship
A Giclee Workflow
Working with Non-Inkjet Providers
Digital Photo Print
Online Printing Services
Image Sharing and Printing
Special Printing Techniques
RIPs and Special Printing Software
RIPs
Special Color Printing Software
The Secret World of Digital Black and White
What Are You Afraid Of?
Getting Results with Digital Black and White
Beyond the Digital Print
Cards, Books, and Portfolios
Digital Mixed Media
Other Alternative Processes
Appendix
Index
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