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X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey | Making the Print – A Masterclass


by Brenda K. Hipsher – January 21st, 2012

X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey eBook Making the PrintColoratti Martin Bailey has a brand new eBook out from Craft and Vision. It’s called Making the Print | Printing Techniques For the Digital Photographer (A Masterclass). Martin has produced a simple, easy to read book that is a must have if you print your own photographs. This book starts with buying the printer and gets you right to the process of making the print as soon as your printer is out of the box and charged with ink. This eBook is not only packed with information it is AMAZINGLY affordable.  Click on this link and have a quick look at Making the Print | Printing Techniques For the Digital Photographer (A Masterclass) at craftandvision.com. Learn more about Martin Bailey at www.xritephoto.com/coloratti.

Martin points out from the very earliest part of the book that most of us have our monitor brightness and contrast set to a very high level when the monitor is first set up and installed. He nails one of the complaints I hear most right off the bat, “My prints are too dark.”  Martin points to super bright monitors as the cause of the phenomenon whether you’re printing in house or sending files to a lab.  It’s very easy to understand why having a monitor calibration and profiling system is vital to anyone who is serious about seeing what is really in their files on their computer monitor.  Without it … well you’re just guessing if what you see on your monitor even resembles what’s in the file.

X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey ebook Making the Print

The great thing about this new book is that it really “demystifies” the printing process and brings all the relevant elements down to earth where regular people like you and me can understand it.  I really appreciate the science behind all of this. But I don’t want to have to be a color scientist to get a good print out of my computer. And I want to be able to soft proof on my monitor and have a good idea of what to expect from my printer. This is the kind of book that will allow you to read across the highlights to learn the basics but it has enough in depth information that you’ll be going back for more and more as time goes on.  This is not a one time read. It’s a resource you’ll want to keep close at hand for years to come. From pigment to dye inks, color management workflow, choosing your paper, even using gallery wrap mounting, and printing for exhibition this book really has it covered.

X-Rite Coloratti Martin Bailey Photography ToursMartin Bailey is a photographer, author, instructor, and digital imaging expert.  He is a proud member of the X-Rite Coloratti and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever know.  Take some time to explore and  learn more about Martin Bailey Photography at www.martinbaileyphotography.com. You’ll find links to this new eBook as well as his galleries, podcasts, blog, and direct links to Martin on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and more! Be sure to check out his Tours and Workshops website for information on all the exciting classes he’ll be leading this year.  Whether you want to photograph snow monkeys in the winter snow of Japan or experience Autumn in New Zealand in April you’ll find it at Martin Bailey Photography Tours and Workshops.

color management, color profile, calibration, ICC, x-rite, xriteLearn more about ColorChecker Passport for camera profiling and check out our NEW display solutions –  ColorMunki Display and i1Display Pro – both offering the latest in display calibration and profiling technology at www.xritephoto.com.

There’s a LOT more for you to enjoy and learn at www.xritephoto.com.  Be sure have a look at the Webinar Archive. Remember to follow X-Rite Photo on Facebook and @xritephoto on Twitter.

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