2 Printing Hardware and Environment

A digital printing system includes three basic hardware components. A computer, a display device, and of course a printer are necessary to make fine digital prints (Figure 2-1). Careful selection of each will allow you to have a more pleasant, productive, and consistent printing experience.

The thing that is ironic is that the new digital technologies, to my mind, are far and away the finest printing processes that have ever existed. . . . I find myself very, very excited to use this new technology that is going to destroy photography to make the best versions of it I’ve ever seen.

—RICHARD BENSON

Choosing a Computer

There is no single best computer platform for digital printing, and both Apple and PC computers ...

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