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Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition by Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller

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2 Inks, Papers, and Print Permanence

With photographic prints, paper, ink and the compatibility of these two materials are important keys to a good quality print – assuming you have a good image. You can’t actually discuss fine art printing without discussing fine art papers and the right inks for them. For this reason, in this chapter we want to go deeper into inks (for inkjet printers) and papers, and what to watch for, so that these two important components match.

Fine art papers are indeed a hot discussion theme – and that discussion is virtually endless. A fine art paper not only should work smoothly with the type of ink ...

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