Mastering Digital Printing: The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output
||Author: Harald Johnson|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: Muska & Lipman Pub (02 December, 2002)
Sales Rank: 1,391
Average Customer Rating: 4.69 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Worth more than 5 stars..
After struggling with digital prints, I bought and read this book, based primarily on recommendations here on Amazon. It's terrific! I actually took half a day off from work to finish reading the book. (Only fair, I had blown all my lunch hour already.)
Some reviewers have commented on the Epson emphasis of this book; well, they are right. Epson rules the art printing market, and justifiably so. Attention to print quality, advanced technology and archival permanence have earned Epson the attention. However, no other manufacturers are omitted. The vast bulk of material applies to all printers; if anything the two or three Epson charts only demostrate the diversity of possible technologies.
As it turns out I abandoned HP several years ago for Epson after some poor support form HP and some correspondingly great reviews of Epson printers. I have a C82, pigment based, printer that I purchased for the kid's homework, and produces wonderful photographic prints. This book has really helped me get the most out of this printer.
And... I now know which printer will be my next photoprinter. As the price of this book is less than 5% of the cost of this printer, and contributed enormously to making an informed decision, it was well worth it!
The author's web site also has a PDF of Chapter 9, if you want a taste of the book: http://www.dpandi.com.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Truly Outstanding Book
Digital printing is surely one of the most difficult subjects on which to write - rapidly-changing, multi-disciplinary and inherently technical at times. Johnson handles the subject with great clarity, including concise explanations and strong use of illustrations. I bought this book recently to advance my knowledge of digital printing quickly, but very comprehensively. It served this purpose well. Organization is a strong point of the book - it builds on itself in a way that avoids losing the reader in a morass of technical jargon. Some is unavoidable, but the book navigates the subject wonderfully. I recommend the book without hesitation.
Rating: 2 out of 5
The One Book for Epsonians based in US
The author forgot to mention in the foreword that the world is composed only of Americans using Epson printers, I am afraid.
Should I live in US, I would award the book the usual five stars, on the other hand. But - if you are not a US citizen and, worse yet, believe that there are other printer brands than Epson, you have been warned.
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