Item description for Mastering Digital Printing (Miscellaneous) by Harald Johnson...
"Mastering Digital Printing: The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output" is the first in-depth reference to the new world of digital printing for photography and fine art. This authoritative guide provides a thorough introduction to this exploding medium, instruction in the latest digital printing techniques, and an inspiring Gallery Showcase of the best digitally imaged and printed art and photography. Whether you are a photographer, digital or traditional artist, printmaker, art educator, or art marketer, this book will help you master digital printing!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 7.56" Height: 1.14" Weight: 2.18 lbs.
Release Date Dec 2, 2002
Publisher Course Technology PTR
ISBN 1929685653 ISBN13 9781929685653
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More About Harald Johnson
Harald Johnson has been immersed in the world of commercial and fine-art imaging and printing for more than 25 years. A lifelong photographer and an award-winning digital and commercial artist and designer, his images have been distributed and exhibited worldwide. As a consultant and the head of his own marketing communications agency, he has worked with many blue-chip artists as well as galleries and museums throughout the United States. Johnson, who was introduced to digital imaging workflows in 1988 and has never looked back, is the creator and moderator of Yahoo's "digital-fineart," the world's largest online discussion group on the subject of digital fine art and digital printing. He is also the creator of DP&I.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mastering Digital Printing (Miscellaneous)?
The title of the book is misleading Jun 17, 2008
I bought this book in the hope of becoming a better printer not a better comercial printer. This is definately not a how-to book, for do it yourself hobbyist like myself, but more of a reference manual for comercial printers.
For the price I got to say the book is very well illustrated and contains nearly 400 pages of photos and print. However, Most of the pages are not dedicated to specific instruction on how to print, but on equipment graphs and printer specifications. It seems as if the author is beating around the bush. Out of the eleven chapters in this book, I think only 2 of them are dedicated to instruction, while the rest is dedicated to reference.
For example take a look at a few of the Chapter headings "Navigating the Digital landscape", "Understanding Digital Printing", "Understanding and Managing Color", "Determining Print Permanence", "Selecting an Inkjet Printer", "Choosing your Consumables", "Using a Print Service, get the picture. This makes for interesting reading on a bad weather day, or when you are on a long trip to Honk Kong, but it sure wont make you a master printer.
As a matter of fact most of the instructional material deals with one or two examples that did not really enlighten me whatsoever, since I had found the same information on the web prior to purchasing this book.
The way I see it this book will make a great conversation item in my growing library of photographic books, but I don't see it as a working manual sitting on my desk or by my printer. Therefore, I am very dissapointed with and cannot recomend it for advanced amateurs like myself.
Mastering Digital Printing, second edition Jan 25, 2008
Very informative,I am a novice at photo printing, and understood this book. very easy to understand what the author is saying. I am looking forward to the " Third Edition" if author chooses to write one, thank you. Mr C. Simons
Very Misleading Title Sep 3, 2007
Only 25 pages (Chapter 8) out of almost 400 total actually talk about making a print. The technique the author uses is highly based around the trial and error method. A Master printer, in my mind, should be able to hit it on the first print not after experimentation and a lot of testing. If that is not enough to lose interest in this author, there are some serious mistakes in those 25 pages as well. For instance page 268, there is a reference to the Print Space Profile--Same As Source. Anyone who knows how to print, knows that Same As Source is used ONLY to print a Target. I didn't see any reference in the book to a Target. I don't think the author knows what a Target is. This Book is a big disappointment for me. Take out Chapter 8 and come up with a different title.
For all photo printer users Jun 19, 2007
This book will help any digital photographer/printer to learn about printing phtographs.
Aged commentary still somewhat useful Jan 4, 2007
This book is getting mighty long in the tooth. It addresses inkjet printers from long before they became so good and useful. The approach to CMS, or color management systems, is superficial, and does not even address tools available when the book was written. It completely skips color spaces and the understanding of light and color. However, it does give a broad beginning approach to understanding color printing. If you are just beginning to learn, this book is a good introduction covering many of the topics you will need an introduction to. Once past the introductory phase of learning, this book is of little value, being to basic in its handling of subjects to really be useful.