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Evaluating Your Printer for Best Results

As you may know I have a large format printing business (Arena Display Systems) where we print for exhibitions, photographers, galleries and museums. One of the difficulties we all experience is calibrating our printers to match what we see on screen. We use expensive software to create profiles to do this…but I have been asked a few times now how to get the best results from your printer without the expense.…

Found this that may be useful to you all:

“So whether you are an amateur, professional, use color management, or couldn’t care less about color management, at some point you may end up printing some test prints in order to evaluate color on a new printer or new type of paper. There are some good test images floating around on the web that you can use to make test prints on your print


It is not very often that I get excited these days…but when I had a comment this morning saying I had an image of mine Kodak Klose-up as a HOMEPAGE FEATURE… I couldn’t believe it and thought they were joking! Then I clicked and took a look…sometimes seeing your images featured on a website or in print makes it all worth while. This is one of those extra special occassions and wonderful news! I shall be walking with a little extra spring in my step today!!!!

I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking all the wonderful people out in Bubbleland that leave such amazing comments on my work! You are the best!

A word of WARNING from MaxO

The other day I had to give a client some A4 prints from some of my work on RB…I couldn’t be bothered to trawl all the way through the original files, so I decided to view the images larger as we all do and then do screen grabs. I then printed the images out on A4 satin photopaper. I was amazed at the quality even at screen resolution and framed up or if put through my Genuine Fractal enhancement software ….they would have been acceptable to the average punter at 9"x 6" or 10″ × 8″ .

I have now set my preferences to set a large watermark in the centre of the image when viewed large instead of smaller to the bottom right…I know if someone wanted to clone it out they could…but it would be a pain to do.

So just remember not all people out there are honest enough to purchase your images.

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