Varnish has always been a popular topic here on The Breathing Color Blog.
With that in mind, we’re happy to bring this helpful DIY post, originally published in 2011, back from archives, updated with new products available in 2015.
Without fail, one of the most common questions asked by students in printing classes is how to choose a paper for a specific image.
With the wealth and diversity of superb inkjet papers on the market today, even experienced printmakers have difficulty with how to choose the right paper for printing.
The number of choices can simply be overwhelming.
Have you ever taken the time to sit down and analyze the material cost of producing a single canvas print?
For those who haven’t, allow me walk you through what is sure to be an eye-opening and insightful process to recognize and appreciate a fundamental component of your business.
Let’s pin down the real cost of a canvas print.
In the digital age, we are fortunate to have a bounty of wonderful inkjet papers to choose from.
These papers range from glossy, luster, metallic and baryta photo papers, to fine art cotton watercolor and canvas matte.
A few of the choices include OEM papers offered by printer manufacturers such as Epson and Canon, as well as third-party (non-OEM) papers produced by companies such as Breathing Color.
Color-managed applications like Photoshop and Lightroom, in conjunction with quality ICC printer/paper profiles, pave the way to achieving good prints.
Producing an optimal print, however, requires proper configuration of an array of printer driver settings for each particular paper.
Use this guide to get up and running with your own third party paper printing.
Ever sent a job to print, only to have to rush to cancel it because of lines going across the print, ruining the image?
These lines, which are typically left in the direction of printhead travel, are referred to as horizontal banding.
It’s a fairly common problem, and one that many people don’t immediately have a solution to. We thought it time to write a quick post to assist in solving that dilemma.
We get asked all the time whether RIP software should be used for color management. In this episode of #AskBC, we provide answers.
Good color management is simple to implement—with a little attention to detail.
This three part step-by-step series shows you how to set up your color workflow to get the best results quickly.
After each fundamental step, extra tips will show you how to refine your color workflow even further.