Written for photographers, digital and
traditional artists, and printmakers, Mastering Digital Printing:
The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output is
the first in-depth reference to the new world of digital printing for
photography and fine art. This authoritative book, published by Muska &
Lipman and available (November, 2002) at book stores, camera shops, and
online sellers, provides: a thorough introduction to this exploding
medium, instruction in the latest digital printing techniques, and an
inspiring Gallery Showcase of the best of digitally imaged and printed art
Part overview and part how-to, Mastering Digital
Printing not only walks you through a complete, step-by-step workflow for
making a great inkjet print, but it also covers the pluses and minuses of
using the print technologies of digital photoprint (LightJet, Lambda) and
photo process (Fuji Frontier, Pictrography), dye sublimation, and
electrophotography (color lasers).
"This book is about nothing less than a revolution,"
explains author Harald Johnson. "A revolution that, although barely a
dozen years old, has enabled photographers and artists the world over to
create and produce their work in a way that has never been available to
them before: with high-quality digital printing."
Mastering Digital Printing is an invaluable guide and
resource for anyone who has a hand in printing photographic or fine-art
images digitally. You will learn about: how to pick the right inkjet
printer, how to choose inks and papers, color management, print
permanence, RIPs, self-printing versus using a professional printmaker,
the difference between original prints and reproductions, wide-format vs.
desktop printers, and advanced printing and image-editing techniques.
Other special features include: an extensive resource section listing
digital suppliers and digital-friendly galleries, art shows and contests;
plenty of sidebars, charts, diagrams, and photos illustrating the book's
text; and the first, accurate history of digital fine-art printmaking as
well as the true origin of the term "giclée."
There is no comprehensive reference to the digital
printing revolution like this book.
About the Author:
Harald Johnson has been immersed in the world of commercial and fine-art
imaging and printing for more than 25 years. A lifelong photographer and
an award-winning digital and commercial artist and designer, Johnson (who
was introduced to digital imaging workflows in 1988 and has never looked
back) is the creator and moderator of Yahoo's digital-fineart, the world's
largest online discussion group on the subject of digital fine art and
digital printing. He is also the creator of
DP&I.com, the digital
printing and imaging resource for photographers and digital/traditional