What’s on the plate for 2023? Printing!

I thought about what the year 2023 should bring, and I decid­ed to progress a num­ber of per­son­al projects I had in my mind. One top­ic will be print­ing on your home inkjet printer. 

Peo­ple might under­es­ti­mate the capa­bil­i­ties of their office print­er; some are quite capa­ble of pro­duc­ing beau­ti­ful prints good enough to enter into competitions.

I will use these prints to hang them on the wall, or to sub­mit them to pho­to­graph­ic com­pe­ti­tions and have them eval­u­at­ed (oth­er peo­ple say ‘judged’). I like print­ing my images, it is very sat­is­fy­ing to hold your image in your hands as a phys­i­cal object, rather than just hav­ing a dig­i­tal image on the screen. For sell­ing my images I use a pro­fes­sion­al print shop as they can do larg­er prints (e.g. A2).

Cre­at­ing prints from your dig­i­tal images seems to be straight­for­ward for the unini­ti­at­ed, but there are many pit­falls on the way. I will prob­a­bly test all of them and let you know how to avoid them, to save us all a lot of time and mon­ey in future.

I wish you all a suc­cess­ful year 2023 and have fun cre­at­ing your images!

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