Printing your photos: 7 printing mistakes to avoid


posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT


Did yesterday's article about printing get you fired up to start making prints of your own? If so, a new video from photographer Nigel Danson will help you avoid seven mistakes when making prints.

Don't feel discouraged if you make an error when printing. I've made hundreds of prints and every so often, I still forget to change a certain setting in Photoshop or choose the wrong type of paper for a specific image. It happens. With that said, by becoming familiar with common printing mistakes, you'll certainly be in a better position to avoid wasting your time, paper and ink.

The first mistake Danson highlights is having your computer monitor be too bright. By default, most monitors are far too bright. And when you are editing your images on a bright monitor, you make changes based on what you are seeing, but when you make a print, you end up with a dark print. Similarly, not having your monitor calibrated is a big mistake and one which is easily avoidable. To see the rest of the seven photo printing mistakes, check out Danson's video below.

(Via Nigel Danson