Cre­ate great prints at home

Get prints with punch ev­ery time

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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

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