Print and Paper

Why choose printing and not pdi for my work?

Originally, the choice was slides or Prints. the choice was easy Prints and then the darkroom.

The quality of the image is greater in a print than on a slide or digital image. Usually because you process a print at 300dpi and a digital image is projected at 72 pdi. For me the choice is easy. 

I’ve always worked with paper, in all it’s forms. You can feel it and touch it, making contact with the paper and the image, seeing the details and the way the elements and colours work next to each other. Photography has always been printed until the digital age,  

The paper choice is essential. My images are more suited to the fine art papers. Choosing the right papers can be a challenge, it simply takes time. I don’t make the final paper choice until the image is created, considering for Textures, Surfaces and Colour before choosing the final paper. No matter what your photographic style you should always use a variety of papers, showing individuality of your work and your skill as a printer, its all part of the process. Choosing the right paper is the make or break for your images that’s why I use Hahnemühle Fine Art Papers, it’s the difference between an Accepted image and an Awarded Image. 

I’ve given you some examples and the paper choices in the Papers Section.

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