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Understanding Digital Cameras by Jon Tarrant

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CHAPTER 11

Fine-art Printing

Such is the affordability, quality and ease-of-use of modern A3 desktop inkjet printers that almost anybody can now think seriously about producing high-quality prints at larger sizes than were previously possible at reasonable cost. As sizes increase so too do the options for creating framed prints for wall exhibition but there is an important distinction to be made between prints that are simply big enlargements and those that have additional merit in their own right. The definition of a fine-art print is one that is appreciated for what it is rather than what it depicts: the subject is important only in general not because of its individual identity. Think of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which is obviously a ...

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