Saturday, July 17, 2010

Printing the Leica M9

I've finally begun to do test prints of various images that I've taken with the Leica M9. The images have all be processed using a combination of Adobe CS5, Capture One Pro, and Nik Software Viveza 2 (I use a calibrated Dell 3008WFP monitor set at its native resolution of 2560x1600) and printed on our Epson 9800 using the media use the most namely, Hahnemühle Glossy Fine Art Baryta (sheet and roll) and Epson Premier Satin Canvas (rolls ranging from 13" to 44" wide). The paper prints are all protected using Premier Art Printshield and the canvas with Glamour II Glossy (diluted 50-50 solution then sprayed). In short I print and protect our test prints just as if they were the final product.

While I've only touched the surface of the images I want to print I am nevertheless see great quality. Quality I am more than willing to put my name and reputation behind.

I've offered this caveat before do so again; I am not a professional reviewer and do not hold myself out as such. When I review a product or finished print I do so using my standards - what works best for me. In this case the prints that have been done so far all meet that criteria. The sharpness of the image, the colors and detail all meet what I look for in a print that I want to offer for sale.

I feel that seeing is believing and the only true way to judge the quality of a camera or software is to not only use it but to see the actual printed image. What I see I like.

What I'd like to have is suggestions on how I can better convey the results. How can I better write the results. If you write me with your suggestions I'll see about I can do in following up on them.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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