A Guide to Photo Printing for Aspiring Photographers

30th June 2021

Aspiring photographers frequently struggle to grow due to a lack of knowledge about printing processes. Here's a handy introduction to some of the essential steps involved in photo printing to help your growth.

The digital society of the current day is erupting with digital images on various social media platforms. They have become a popular part of our social lives, but the artistic appeal of printed photos is still valued as something more tangible, transcending the digital snapshots. Photo printing is still the dominant form of photo representation for photography professionals all over the world. 

However, aspiring photographers often struggle with getting access to printing processes. Many reasons can be traced to the lack of this access, but a major lack of proper education on photo printing. Here's a guide sharing some key processes involved in photo printing to help you launch into the avenue of professional photography. 


Displaying The Value of Print 

The key difference between digital and printed photos is the medium; while prints require a tangible surface, digital photos take form via pixels, something we can see but cannot touch. The first key skill professional photographers require in helping their clients understand the value of prints and books; the one skill you must have to keep the revenues flowing in. But how do you do it? 

The best way to make a client understand the value of print is by displaying it. Professional photographers carry a demo photo book to display their work and print variety. Many textured prints, such as embossed designs, cannot be understood without touching them. Let's move on to the next key move towards professionalism. 


Tips for Photo Editing 

We all know that what the lens captures isn't always the final version of the image. Editing is one fundamental skill that is essential for professional photography. However, if you are not familiar with editing whatsoever, understanding the key elements of the process and a brief introduction is enough to launch you into action. Begin by choosing an editing software that's accessible to you, and let's move ahead to the first step in editing. 


Color Management and File Preparation 

If you use a digital camera, it's recommended to use the largest file size available and shoot raw images. Following this, convert these raw files to TIFFS or JPEGS at level 12 to avoid image corruption and colour degradation. For those who use a shooting film, using a good quality scanner is a must. Keep all your files at 100% magnification for minimum noise and check for dust or scratches.


The Right Print Paper 

The choice of printing paper defines the visual and textural appearance of the photo print. These are also what sets one album apart from the other. However, sometimes the right print paper is what your client feels is right for them. It is best to carry your demo photo book to showcase the variety of print papers in such a case. Here are a few printing paper types that can give your printing that extra edge.


Transparent Magic (Embossed)

Furnished with a special coating of UV done on specific areas, this finish gives the prints a 3D appeal. Prints are hand-cut by experts after which embossing is done via our Scodix machine as per an art file. 



The hi-gloss paper has an ultra-smooth, extra-glossy finish. The glossy finish and high-resolution depth add to the beauty of the photographs.


Feather Touch

The feather touch finish is gentle to the touch and attractive to the sight, leaving one enjoying the elements. It gives a velvet-like feeling while we touch it while enhancing the colours. 



With a lustre finish, it adds a slight shimmer to images and gives them a beautiful sheen and a light metallic feel.


Matte: Anti-Tear

It is made of non-tearable material with a superb matt or gloss finish that makes photographs pop with flair and refinement.

A wide variety of photo printing materials exist that you can choose from. However, getting access to them at a convenient rate is the key to making good profits. Let's move on to the final step in photo printing. 


Photo Book Display

Once you have mastered the printing process, we move on to the display types and cover options. Photo albums are the most convenient display option for bulk photos and make for a handy viewing experience. Similarly, singular frames are used for specific types of photography displays. For art and galleries, wall hanging, to desk photos, the display type differs, depending on the showcasing needs. A professional photographer must have the ability to judge what display types suit a photography project and should have proper access to all varieties. 

All in all, the three key elements to photo printing we've discussed above can easily help you reach the level of professionalism you seek in no time. However, getting access to each desired quality and profitable prices can be difficult. 

That's why Gee7 came forth with an online album for professional photographers which offers online album purchasing and printing services all over India. Our print technology is enhanced by the state-of-the-art HP Indigo press 12000 HD that offers Widest Colour Gamut, Special Spot Finishes, Endless Customisation, Advanced Colour Management. Above all, its unique liquid ink contains micro-pigments encapsulated in a special resin that offers up to 1624 dpi. Our printers are also furnished with HD Laser Head. Our B2 sheet-fed digital press offers the widest variety of commercial printing with high productivity and high-end, gallery-quality prints. 

To add more to the joys, our channel partners get access to the heaviest discounts on high-end photo books, on-demand designing services by industry professionals, and best-in-class printing solutions. To make today's photographer self-sufficient, we are leading the way towards better accessibility. Visit us online to discover demo photo books that'll win your client's heart.

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