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Photoshop Tips: How Big Can I Print?

Last Week – Follow UpLast week I discussed aspect ratios when printing and I said that you should pretty much always expect to crop at least a little when printing.  Someone asked about doing custom print sizes.  If you find a printer that will do...

Photoshop Tips: Printing and Aspect Ratios

Editing TipsWhen it comes to printing there are two questions that come up all the time:1: I want to print an 8x10, but the edges are being cut off.  Can you help me fix my photo so that I don’t lose anything when it prints?2:...

Alternative Print Idea: Fluorescent Light Covers

In search of a fun way to display my photography, I recently came across Octo Lights, a US based company with an online portal for the distribution and production of affordable fluorescent light covers.
You may have seen fluorescent light covers at nails spas, schools, or...

Alternative Print Surfaces: Metal

There are many alternatives to having regular paper prints made. The most common these days is probably canvas prints. But other materials are still fair game. We have previously talked about transferring images onto other surfaces such as canvas, glass, and wood. Today...

Making a Monster Print

I recently had a tough challenge:  I needed to produce a panoramic image that was 7 meters wide by 2.5 meters tall.  In the American measurement system, the image would be 260 inches, or 21 feet and 8 inches long.  The height of the image...

Photography & Printmaking: Part 2

Editors Introduction: Last week we had guest contributor Lindsay Appel introducing you to the world of printmaking processes that include photography. She covered the basics of screen printing, photogravure, and photoplate lithography (see Part 1 here). Today, we have Part 2 to this series that...

Photography & Printmaking: Part 1

Editors Introduction: Today we have guest contributor Lindsay Appel introducing you to the world of printmaking processes that include photography. She will cover the basics of screen printing, photogravure, and photo plate lithography. We also have a Part 2 to this series that will be...

Photo Transfers: Comparing Surfaces

Photo-transfers can be a fun and alternative way to print your photographs on different surfaces. Today, I'm going to talk about photo-transfers to the surfaces of wood, canvas, and glass, and how the same process with different textured materials affects the finish printed image.First, lets...

How Big Does My File Need To Be?

Some of the most frequent issues we come across here at the lab concern file dimensions and recommended print resolution for printing. When working in the world of digital photography, or bridging the gap between film originals and paper prints, these two things are critical...

Tips For Getting The Best From Your Photo Lab

There was a time when you would walk into your neighborhood photo lab and hand them a roll of film. If they had questions for you, they asked. If you had questions for them, you asked. Life isn’t as simple these days. Digital photography and...