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Giclee Yoshimatsu’s Fine Art Reproduction & Printing Tips blog: Here we try to simplify and explain the intricacies of fine art inkjet printing in a range of topics from basic to complex…
Why A Smartphone Can’t Reproduce Your Art
Artists! Please Don't Do This... I've had many calls from artists who want me to color correct, up-rez (increase details) and print their art from smartphone photos. It's always a challenge to politely tell them that their smartphone photo isn't good enough to print...
Converting Art into a Digital File
The Science of Digitizing Art The two main processes for converting your 2D art into a digital file are photographing and scanning. In reality, they're just two sides of the same coin. A scanner is simply a large, slow, bulky camera. In the old days (5 years ago,)...
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 can't...
Lighting for Art Reproduction
All artists know that light is the key. Chiaroscuro is a known, understood, thoroughly documented and well accepted school of art that depends on light and dark. Indeed, without light, art would be as bland and boring as medical illustrations. Although chiaroscuro was...
Inkjet printers are incredibly complex devices that depend on extremely tight tolerances.
Fine Art Reproduction Inkjet Paper
Quality inkjet paper goes a long ways toward good reproductions
A Short Primer on Ink Jet Printers
Inkjet printers for fine art reproduction are very different from office printers.
Is Everyone Seeing the Same Color?
Not every monitor displays colors in the same way. Calibration ensures they’re as close as possible.
Collaboration in the Age of Covid-19
Zoom is the new word that defines collaboration in the pandemic era.
Photography in the Age of Cell Phones
Lost photos are usually gone forever.