5.0 out of 5 stars
Groundbreaking and easy to read!, 13 Sep 2013
This book is by a long mile the most easy to read and to understand regrading inkjet printing, including wide format printing and colour management. The writing style is very engaging, memorable and slightly humorous, with everything explained in bite size portions.
This book is aimed at photographers who have some working knowledge but are looking for a book that is easy to read, easy to digest and is full of really helpful tips and techniques!
The book is split into 16 chapters over 500 odd pages that go through the following in very easy to understand and easy to read bite size portions:
Deals with deciding wether inkjet is right for the reader, explains costs, different print technologies, knowledge require and so on.
Specifically deals with digital file preparation, and digital jargon / imaging terms.
Advice choosing printer model, including reviews of a range of HP, Epson & Canon Wide format printers, as well as desktop variants. - This section does seem a little outdated and could do with updating!
Colour management tips & Techniques, and understanding Software, calibration, profiling etc.
Black & white - an entire section devoted to black and white imaging, and tips.
Deals with various standard and non-standard inkjet papers, including canvas, and a section on coatings.
Tips with regard to your portfolio and presentation advice.
These deal with specific printer tips, time saving and economical tips. Chapter 9 deals with various paper types and color tips.
Art Reproduction, Canvas & Finishing techniques - colour management in layman's terms!
Website, Portfolio and Marketing tips. Commercial Portfolios, Innovative Portfolios & Advertising Portfolio tips.
Specifically deals with RIP's (Raster Image Processors), including tips using some but not all (No Onyx tips??), Colour management.
Exhibitions, Editioning and image tracking/organising your images.
Packing, Lighting and framing tips.
Unique Art Application tips.
Additional Tips and Print Performance.
This book contains invaluable and condensed information for anyone, from photographers looking to start out, to print providers and so on.
We actually use this book to train our production facility staff in the print basics, as the information is so easy to absorb and cleverly written, without appearing heavy, monotonous or boring to the reader!