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The Art of Printing Photos on Your Epson Printer

By Michael Freeman, John Beardsworth

  1. ISBN: 9780240811697
  2. Publication Date: August 2009
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 192
  5. Price:
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Are you a photographer looking to either print and sell your photographs, or print your photos for your own creative expression? The Art of Printing Photos on Your Epson Printer is a comprehensive guide to the techniques of fine-art photographic printing and the first book to focus on both the technical and creative aspects together. It gives you in-depth coverage of all the latest advances in printer paper and ink technology -- and how to make the most of them -- and even gives you practical advice on producing and selling your own fine-art photographic prints!

From Michael Freeman, author of the global bestseller, The Photographer's Eye. Now published in sixteen languages, The Photographer's Eye continues to speak to photographers everywhere. Reaching 100,000 copies in print in the US alone, and 300,000+ worldwide, it shows how anyone can develop the ability to see and shoot great digital photographs.

Author Bio

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 40 photographic books, including the hugely successful Complete Guide to Digital Photography and The Photographer's Eye. For his photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture. He is also responsible for the distance-learning courses on photography at the UK's Open College of the Arts.


CHAPTER 1: Printers and Inks

Personal control returns

Color "look"

Inkjet basics

Ink flow and print heads

Droplets and resolution

CMYK inks

Epson inks


CHAPTER 2: Paper

Paper types and weights

Ingredients and manufacture

Sizes and quantities

Paper weights and thicknesses

Permanence and longevity

Paper handling

Drying paper

Longer term storage

Lighting your workplace

Chapter 3: Color Management

Color management

Color spaces and gamuts

Monitor calibration

Printer profiles

Colorimeter profiling

Photoshop color settings

Rendering intent

Soft proofing

Software setup and resolution

Printing with Aperture

Printing with Lightroom

Chapter 4: Print Comparisons

8-Color hi-fi process

Print comparisons

Chapter 5: The Craft

A non-destructive approach

Sharpening: an introduction

Edge sharpening

Sharpening Plug-ins

Local area contrast

Image borders

Edge burning

Creative printing in Lightroom


Flipping the image

Black and white


Film rebate

Split toning

Chapter 6: Presentation and Display


Mount cutting

Traditional framing

Borders and proportions

Limited editions

Hanging a single print

Hanging multiple prints

Assessing the space

Self assembly books