Getting Photo Printing Help


 Getting Photo Printing Help

Do you need assistance printing a photo? Many people do not know how to print photos at home and want help.

Here are some steps you can take in order to get a photo printed correctly:
1) Look at the label for any instructions and warnings that may be on the back of your camera or photo printer.
2) Print out the picture onto plain paper or cardstock. DO NOT PRINT THE PICTURE ON PAPER IN LITHOGRAPHY OR LUMINESCENT COLORS. The heat from such paper will "fuse" all the details into one big blob, destroying them forever.
3) Place the picture face down on a solid, flat surface and press firmly. Do not use staples, rubber bands, tape or anything else that will change the size of the image. Try to have a good contact with the surface; i.e. if you don't have an ironing board or flat table to support it and serve as a writing surface, you could use your desk or another place that is flat and level.
4) Wait until your ink clears on the back of your paper, then turn over and do one more pass with ink on top. The ink will transfer onto your photo as it squeezes through at this point because of its weight and air pressure against it.
5) Cut the image out (a razor blade or craft knife can help with this). It is strongly suggested that at this point, you dampen the paper so that it does not stick to the blade.
6) Score diagonally through the scored lines. This ensures that your image will be straight when it is stapled. If your photo looks crooked when in a normal hanging position, stop now and try another method.
7) Feel free to play around with layout until it looks right and looks like what you had in mind. When I first started printing, I would print my pictures on 11x17 paper and use a basic commercial stapler that had a staple every 8 inches to staple them together by themselves. It was very easy to do, and I would just make sure that the stapling marks were on the back.
7) Take your picture to a store to have it printed on photo paper. It is best if you go to a store that specializes in printing pictures. Be sure the photo paper says it is for ink-jet printers because if it doesn't say this, then you may have a problem with its inability to absorb compressed air coming from your printer.
8) The last step is to frame your picture and hang it up on your wall. Make sure you follow any instructions that may have come with your frame and keep in mind NEVER to use a glass cover on the front of your print, as it will ruin the picture. Use a non-reflective matte instead.
Hopefully you will now be able to print great pictures for all occasions! For more photo printing help, contact PAPER PALS® .
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This post is part of the following discussion: [[How To Print Old Family Photos]] - An article posted on 2011-07-05 17:45:15
In response to my last post, I did a search for "old photos" and got a number of hits. A few of them even had tips and/or instructions on how to print them, so go check those out. Or just google it if you don't want to read them all. Have fun!
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To print the old photos yourself, you will want a photo printer, inkjet printer, computer, scanner and some paper that can handle inkjet printing. You can get all of these at Staples or other office supply stores. I got mine for about $50 from Wal-Mart. If you use the computer, you can print them at both 300 and 600 DPI.
I know what you're thinking: "Jeez, just print them on regular paper!" Well, no. The inkjet printers do not produce true blacks and greys like photo printing does, so they need some type of surface that can handle the ink transfer.


I hope you learned something from this. I know I did, and it's making me want to print more pictures. Please comment!
Posted by Paper Pals at 9:32 AM 4 comments:
To Print Old Photos, You'll Need... Reply #1 at 2:13 AM on June 18, 2012 Hey I've been using the same photo paper for years now and trust me it is just fine. The thing is if you make sure that the inkjet printer that you have is compatible with your paper then there shouldn't be any problems doing old family photos...

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