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Understanding Colour Management in Photo Printing May 30, 2017 04:21

Colour Management Refers to the use of processes and technologies to maintain colour consistency while reproducing a photograph or a work of art. Achieving a colour match between what is viewed on the monitor, or an original work of art, and what is eventually printed is a complex task. All the devices, applications, materials* used throughout the workflow play a key role in controlling the colour accuracy and consistency necessary for optimal results. *scanners, computer monitors, printers, inks, papers, ICC profiles and photo editing applications Colour Space or Gamut ‐ sRGB, Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB A Colour Space simply... Read more →

A look at Mobile or Tablet Devices November 13, 2015 13:30

Making Prints From Mobile Devices Thanks to the advancements in today's smartphones and tablets, you can now make some great prints of candid moments that will last a lifetime. The result depends on the sensor size or megapixel rating, the aperture and focusing capabilities.If you are planning to produce a print from either your smartphone or tablet, it is recommended that you do not enhance the image by using manipulation software downloaded onto the device. While suited for enhancing an image to be viewed on your tablet or smartphone, they are not ideally suited for producing print quality files. Most... Read more →

Choosing the right Photographic Paper or Canvas November 13, 2015 13:30

Archival Quality Archival refers to materials that meet certain criteria for permanence such as lignin-free, pH neutral, alkaline-buffered, stable in light, etc. A quality level for art materials, such as paper that has a neutral or slightly alkaline pH level resulting in high-level aging properties. A non-technical term used to denote material that will last for long periods (several decades) with minimal deterioration because of its chemical stability and physical durability. Our fine art papers meet or exceed the standards as set down by the Fine Art Trade Guild. They are archival or conservation grade materials,  with a lightfastness score of... Read more →

Understanding Image and Print Size November 13, 2015 13:30

Cropping & Aspect Ratio Will My Photo Need To Be Cropped? Don't confuse cropping with resizing. Cropping is about composition such as getting rid of something, changing the focal point, or making a picture fit a certain size. Resizing an image has more to do with resampling the pixels within a photograph. There is a good chance that if you want your digital images to fit a common print size, your photo will have to be cropped to fit your preferred output size. Aspect Ratios and Factors Cropping has everything to do with aspect ratios and factors. We’ve outlined the... Read more →

Understanding Photo File Formats November 13, 2015 13:29

Understanding Photo File Formats File Types Photohop accepts any of the following flattened photo files: TIFF, PSD, JPEG(JPG), as well as RAW. JPEG/ JPG files are the most common and are perfectly acceptable. However, RAW or uncompressed TIFF files are preferred if you require any extensive retouching or colour enhancement. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) TIFF is a flexible format that can be lossy or non-lossy. The details of the image storage algorithm are included as part of the file. TIFF is used almost exclusively as a non-lossy image storage format that uses no compression at all. Most graphics programs... Read more →