Springing directly from the digital photography revolution, "Digital Printing Start-Up Guide" walks beginner and intermediate readers through the process of digitally printing and sharing their photographs. Differing from other books, this is the first on-the-shelves book to cover this subject from a non-branded perspective. By introducing the basics of image creation, editing, and printing; explaining the advantages and disadvantages of inkjet and other digital printing technologies; and showing readers how to make better digital prints, this practical guide offers advice on improving the digital imaging and photo-printing process. The ability to share and print photographs digitally with high quality is considered one of the most important consumer trends in the world today. The huge success of its parent book, "Mastering Digital Printing", is an example of digital photography's growing popularity. Varying from its parent book, this new book concentrates on photo printing as opposed to fine-art printing. With plenty of sidebars, charts, diagrams, and photos illustrating the book's contents, this guide can be used as a standalone and also as the perfect companion for "Mastering Digital Printing".
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 (www.dpandi.com), the digital printing and imaging resource for photographers and digital/traditional artists.
Part 1: Digital Printing Basics 1. Navigating the Digital Landscape 2. Understanding Digital Printing 3. Creating and Processing the Image 4. Understanding and Managing Color 5. Keep those Prints from Fading Part 2: The Main Event: Inkjet Printing 6. Setting up a Digital Darkroom 7. Picking an Inkjet Printer 8. Picking an Inkjet Printer 9. Putting It All Together: Making a Great Inkjet Print Part 3: Beyond the Basics 10. Using a Printing Service 11. Special Printing Techniques Appendix A: Trouble-Shooting: Common Printer Problems and their Solutions