19.4 Printing

Printing an image is easy as long as you have a printer and the proper drivers, but printing a faithful representation of what you see on the screen can be challenging.

The Principles of Printing

Purchasing a printer is the first step in printing your images. There are many printer manufacturers and brands and an overwhelming number of different models. The price range is also huge, from less than $50 for the smallest and slowest ones to $15,000 and more for professional models that can print on three-foot-wide paper. There are also several printing techniques and a myriad of additional capabilities to choose from. Because this book is intended for general users, we consider only the printers intended for nonprofessional use.

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