The Printing & Framing Day is an extension to any 2, 3 or 4 day course and provides an invaluable hands-on introduction to Fine Art image file preparation, proofing and printing.
I will show you how to manipulate your digital workflow, to effectively progress an image's transfer from an illuminated computer screen to Fine Art photographic stock. You will learn the best file formats to save and print from. How to size images and adapt and balance colour, brightness and sharpness levels. How to download and use specific icc profiles and control print settings to achieve stunning print results. This includes an invaluable 'wet' proofing process, a vital tool in your photographic skill set that will ensure your images are displayed at their very best while saving time, materials and money for years to come.
During the day you will be using a Canon Pixma Pro 10S A3+ inkjet colour printer in tandem with the highest quality photographic paper.
The printer choice means that while it delivers superb, high quality results, its size, format and operation through Photoshop, will relate to any desktop inkjet. So the instruction will easily crossover to operating your own printer effectively.
The paper choice is Hahnemuhle's Photo Rag Baryta (315gsm). A wonderfully rich, lustrous, cotton-based stock that makes the whites in my seascapes positively 'glow' while affording superb definition in the shadows. It is also really thick, so it will never sag in the mount. I'll show you how to proof, print (and seal) using this exclusive paper to achieve perfect results.
Thereafter, from making your selection from my choice of stock of frames, you will go on to learn how to mount and frame your print to create a superb artwork.
Alternatively, if you want to produce a very large artwork, or one printed onto Acrylic, Aluminium or Canvas substrates etc. We can discuss your vast range of options, look at samples, and through my links with a leading print supplier, you can benefit from specially discounted rates.
The Printing & Framing Day also provides the ideal 'foggy day' backstop should adverse weather conditions compromise going out on location.
To book this ad-on day, take a look at the Prices page for details and costs.