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Technical Support documents, file set-up and configuration, delving deeper into the how and why of professional photo printing and fine art reproduction.

Giclee Fine Art Printing – Getting a Great Print Part 1 – Photography of Artwork

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A Pigment print is a bit more than just an inkjet print. So what makes it fine art worthy? To qualify, the print must be achieved using archival grade pigmented inks on archival grade fine-art paper or canvas. While we love the look of the watercolor papers and canvas papers we don’t suggest using Giclee “photo […]

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Professional Drum Scanning – What You Need to Know to Be the Smartest Person In The Room

Drum Scans Color space is determined by the methodology used to create the colors within a file. The most popular of those are: RGB CMYK LAB or a similar space such as YCC RGB is gaining popularity in the graphics output community. RGB colors are “mixed” using values stated in levels instead of percentages. i.e. […]

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How to Setup Your Digital Files

We want you to have the best possible photographic print or fine art reproduction with the least amount of difficulty. For an engaging experience with outstanding results, simply follow the instructions below! Recommended Working Color Spaces While we suggest that you convert to profile for all large format prints (LightJet and Giclee Pigment Prints) we […]

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Tiff versus jpeg. Does Size Really Matter?

Is Bigger Always Better? You are probably frustrated with the Tiff vs Jpeg debate. The truthful answer is not one of always use this, or never use that.  Like cars versus trucks, they each have attributes that make them well suited for certain tasks and not others. Often we are asked to describe the difference between […]

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How big can I print my file?

Here is another great question we hear quite often. Sometimes more than once a day. So it seems a relative bit of information to pass along here to our blog reader friends. There are two valid answers to this, depending on whether we look at this as a relative issue or a subjective one. As […]

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