Why YOU need to print YOUR photos!

4 years 1 month ago #672686 by Alex
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3 years 7 months ago #689844 by JeffK-2020
Thank you for posting.... not much talk about printing photos these days. I am beginning the research for the perfect - affordable - professional printer capable of getting poster size prints.... any advice?

3 years 6 months ago #694810 by saponcpa
I need my personal photo and landscape photo printing. Because I love them and also showing my creativity  

3 years 6 months ago #694846 by cbo315
I grew up with film.  Printing, for me anyway, is the other half of photography.

3 years 5 months ago #697000 by db3348
Glad to hear it cbo315

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3 years 4 months ago #700087 by maxbe
Hello Alex,
Thanks for sharing this beneficial video about "why you need to print your photos?"

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3 years 5 days ago #710674 by damienfranco
There's something about printing your photos yourself that really feels like it's completing the whole circle of photography.

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2 years 4 months ago #726081 by photoguy214

Although I print a very small percentage of my images, I do enjoy printing and displaying true keepers. I am using the Canon PRO-200 and am pleased with the results.

2 years 2 months ago #729198 by stampasolutions
Hi Alex,
very interesting video. thanks for sharing with us.

2 years 3 weeks ago #731774 by r1ch
First  to have the freedom to agree to disagree is freeing indeed, First, I hate printers, and I hate printing pictures. I have had a several 8.5x11 photo printers and a 11x17 printer. Ink is like gold, it is expensive, it is messy. Ink tanks, clogged head, the area required, it is an eyesore, tiny little expensive print cartridges. Nope, no thanks, been there done that. I grew up in film days, my last film camera was a nikon N90s. I loved it because I NEVER had to print. I would send it off to a camera shop/photo shop, no color balance, hours with photoshop corrections, just send them in. In later days Walgreens or Walmart who would even scan my negatives and make them digital. Loved it.  They would not have to worry about the process, I would get my pictures back and I would cull them. Bought first printer. Hated the mess, the cost, the complexity, making sure the correct color profile was loaded, clean the heads, waste ink, make sure I had the correct paper, paper profile, dye or pigment inks and the correct paper for each. HATED IT! Never again, no way, no how. Maybe it is better today. I don't care. I have an 8.5x11 canon color photo printer with ink. Never gets used probably all the heads are clogged by now. I have a Canon color laser printer. Use it all the time. Not for photos although I must admit it does not do a bad job for proof.
So what do I do now? I sent my images to a camera store or online place and have my image printed out in 5x7 for family stuff don't even have to edit, some have " skilled team of color technicians that review every single image.". They look great and the price is low. When I want something I can touch. I use online image makers like Shutterfly or even local places do this stuff. You wait for sales, especially around holidays and Christmas to come up and the price is very reasonable, they do a great job and I don't have to worry about the print process. I make my own books, coffee mugs, fridge magnets, place mats. Give them as gifts to family. They seem to like them. I put a few books on the coffee table. Yep. No printing for me ever again.

1 year 10 months ago #735553 by LeonieEiffel
I print a photo to hold on to my old memory and sometimes print for needed.

1 year 10 months ago #735554 by LeonieEiffel
I print a photo to hold on to my old memory and sometimes print when it's needed for my business purposes.

1 year 9 months ago #737347 by No Show
LeonieEiffel - Anyone want to bet this person is a spammer?  

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1 year 8 months ago #738750 by Terryms
Thank you for this video, this is really imporant to show the importance of printing. As for me, printing is a way to choose the best photo from the others: I print 1 photo from the photoshoot. So I can always enjoy my work and see that I have a progress in this sphere. 

1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #746192 by Razky
Why I NEED to print my photos?? Mighty presumptuous.




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