Printer Profiles: Key to Accurate Colors

Printer Profiles: Key to Accurate Colors

Monitors can display ~16.7 million colors (~1 billion for wide gamut displays) but inkjet printers use 6 to 10 discrete colors and print dots so close to each other that the human eye sees them as a continuous tone. Due to inherent limitations, inkjet printers...
Inkjet Technologies

Inkjet Technologies

For fine art reproduction purposes, there are just two major inkjet technologies. Both are known as drop-on-demand but differ significantly in design. Before we go there, let’s first examine basic inkjet technology. Inkjet printers (ijp) work by spraying tiny...
A Short Primer on Ink Jet Printers

A Short Primer on Ink Jet Printers

For our purposes, I’m covering only Epson and Canon printers in this short primer on ink jet printers. Fine art prints require a wide gamut (range of colors) which requires printers using 6, 8 or 10 colors. Other than size—13″, 17″, 24″ are the most common—the...
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