Create great prints at home
Get prints with punch every time
Would you like to get professional-looking prints from your home printer that could hang, pride-of-place, in a gallery? Are you confused by the maze of options and printer settings required to get a decent colour print? Do your black-and-white images come out looking like last week’s bath water?
Unfortunately, getting great prints out of a photo printer is neither automatic nor easy. Although the underlying printer technology has improved in leaps and bounds over recent years, we’re still not there yet in terms of ease-of-use. We’re looking forward to the day that you can produce an exhibition-quality print just by pressing the big green button on the printer, but until then you will have to resize your image to the desired dimensions and sharpen it and, if you want to print it on anything other than your printer manufacturer’s own paper and inks, use a dedicated printer profile too.
But don’t worry! We’re going to share with you the easiest way to create a quality print with our ultimate guide to preparing your shots for printing – and how to set up your printer with a profile for using fine art papers and specialist inks. Plus we’ve got oodles of hints and tips that guarantee you perfect results every time you print a photo.
Work through the following steps (we’ll tell you when you need to skip one, as some steps will depend on your equipment and printing requirements) and you should emerge with your best prints yet. And you’ll keep making them, armed with greater knowledge of the black magic of home printing…
We’re going to share with you the easiest way to create a quality print… and how to set up your printer with a profile for using fine art papers and specialist inks