For this assessment I chose to print the first page of my essay containing the image on photo quality paper through my Canon printer for better image reproduction as the image was taken from the internet and was only 72pdi in quality.
I have just purchased and successfully setup a printer for producing quality photographs. To be honest I have been postponing this day simply due to my frustrating experience with I.T. I began life with photography in the darkroom; so I am comfortable with the wet developing process but software and hardware compatibility leaves me cold through a working life of bitter experiences! The prospect of having to struggle with printers, software and computers has not been a happy one for me in the past. However, I have bitten the bullet and within a day I was successfully printing photos to send to my Tutor for assessment.
The tipping point in the decision to take the plunge was as a result of unsuccessfully getting my assignment two photos printed satisfactorily from a third-party. On checking with my Tutor he was insistent that my prints should be consistent and of high quality. I consulted my student forum for advice and one of my fellow students recommended the Canon PI7250 which is available for around £50. At first I was annoyed with my Tutor; but on reflection realized he was right and I was being silly. So I purchased a printer from Amazon on next working day delivery and had it running by late evening on the same day of delivery. I am using a colour Spyder4 to calibrate my screen and I downloaded an up to date printer driver in order to be able to create a reliable printer profile for Lightroom and Photoshop.
I have set Photoshop and Lightroom for 300PPI and made sure the printer is set to high quality on slow output setting.