Photographers ‘need high-end printers’-A A +A
Monday, September 2, 2013
ASIDE from high-end cameras, quality printers are important to professional photographers.
Travel photographer Per-Andre Hoffman said in a Canon Image PROGRAF press conference last Saturday that high-quality large photographs are easy to market with clients.
That is the reason photographers need quality large printers, he said.
Hoffman, together with his fellow Canon brand ambassadors, unveiled in Cebu the company’s imagePROGRAF (iPF) printer, which he said produces “excellent resolution, wide color gamut, delicate grays, deep blacks, perfect whites, and superb dynamic range” that can be very useful to travel and landscape photographers.
Hoffman said that the iPF printer is uniquely designed for professionals working in graphic arts and production. It comes in various sizes, depending on the model.
The iPF5100 model is 17 inches while the iPFF9410S, the biggest, measures 60 inches.
The iPF printers have a maximum printable length of an 18-meter roll paper.
Landscape photographer Jay Jalloma said that by using an iPF printer, it enabled him to control the entire process of producing photographs. He said that with large print format printers, he can accurately check details of his landscape photos, with colors being reproduced in accordance with the original digital file.
Canon’s iPF printer has a print plug-in compatible with Photoshop to better manage the printing process.
Hoffman said photographers who wish to participate in photo exhibits can print their work in Canon’s iPF printer.
Landscape photographer and Canon brand ambassador Edwin Martinez said printing is the most challenging part of photography.
“An image can only be called a photograph if printed. And as for landscape photography, the output should be in large format to show every detail of the photo and the grandeur of the scene,” he said in a press statement.
Martinez said he does careful preparations in his photograph and processes them based on his final output.
Martinez has been shooting travel and landscape photos in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, coastlines of San Francisco, California, and coastal places in the Philippines.
Simultaneous with the press conference, Canon also held its annual PhotoMarathon Visayas leg contest among amateur and professional photographers in J Center Mall.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 03, 2013.