Scanning Table of Contents
Creating Scanned Images for Your Documents
One of the most frequently asked questions is How do I insert images into my documents? It doesn't matter what type of document you are talking about, the process is basically the same. You need to convert that image into a format that the computer will recognize by using one of the various types of scanners. There are a few factors to keep in mind when scanning images.
How will you be using this image.
|Links to Scanner Resources||Reading Recommendations|
|Avoiding the Scanning Blues: - by Taz Tally
A Desktop Scanning Primer
Prentice Hall PTR - ASIN: 0130873225
Start with a Scan 2nd edition - by Janet Ashford, John Odam
|Printing Table of Contents||Printing Your Color Documents|
|About Color Printing and Color Management
HTML or PDF (for Printing)
About Color Gamut and Color Spaces
About Color Printers
Black and White printing in CS2 and the Epson 2400 & 4800 printers. PDF
Get a Test Image
Setting Image Black Points
To See how inks and paper hold up over time:
In general, your image will never print just as you see it on your monitor. This is due in part to the nature of your RGB monitor’s way of displaying color (RGB Gamut), and the way the color inks in your destination printer produce color (CMYK Gamut). Toss in the different inks types and paper options, plus the software you use to create your file and you could end up with some very disappointing and costly output.
There is some good news for desktop printer users: most of the new photo printers are expecting to receive RGB images. With a little time spent on calibrating your monitor and paying attention to your setting when sending files to the printer, you can get very good results matching what you see on the screen.
It is important to get to know and understand your printer settings, what type of inks (dye or chrome) you are using, what paper works best in your printer, and what settings to use in your software program when sending a file to the printer.
The information and instructions to the left include general information that everyone should know about color printing. Some instructions are directed more towards users who are printing to Epson photo printers and using Photoshop to print their images. The issues and instructions addressed can be applied to other printers and software packages, although settings may be in a different location, but generally should still be available.
|Links to Printer Resources||Reading Recommendations|
For HP Drives and Support
Photo Printer Supplies & Art Paper Resources
Inkjet printing websites, groups and e-mail lists:
|There are a number of very good books availible that can help you understand desktop printing. Most concentrate on photo printers and professional CMYK printing. Even most digital photography books will have a chapter about printing insues and color management.
Here are a few books just on digital printing that may be helpful to you in your search for the perfect print.
Mastering Digital Printing - by Harold Johnson
The Digital Printing Handbook - Tim Daly
Graphic Designer's Digital Printing and Prepress Handbook - by Constance Sidles
Real World Color Management - Bruce Fraser, Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy
|The Graphics Technology Cookbook text links
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