Digital Printing 101

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Richard Frederick
Richard Frederick Contributing Member • Posts: 677
Re: Digital Printing 101

There are a couple of things to keep in mind about all printing.

When you are comparing an image from transmitted light (a projected transparency film or a digital image displayed on a monitor) to an image from reflected light (a print), the transmitted image will look more brilliant and have greater dynamic range.  Therefore even a "perfect" print will suffer in comparison to a projected image.

Second, the density (darkness) of a print should be varied depending on how much light will be directed toward it.  In a relatively dark setting, a lighter print is called for.  If viewed under strong light, a denser (darker) print is appropriate.  A dark print viewed under strong light will have more brilliance and greater dynamic range than will a light print viewed under dim light.

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