This is our newly revised short format course, focused on Fine Art Printing
This workshop will expose you to a world of new possibilities and digital imaging practices. You'll be printing your own images with the latest Epson Pro Printers and inks, state-of-the-art printer profiles, and on the finest papers. Editing and soft proofing will be carried out on Eizo ColorEdge monitors and by the end of the session you'll leave with finished prints and be well on the way to mastering a fine art printing workflow that will significantly improve the quality of your images.
This workshop is the chance of a lifetime. Learn from Dr Les Walkling, master digital print maker, fresh and inspired by his highly successful ND5 Expeditions with Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt, and film maker Michael Fletcher.
Each participant will share a Macintosh connected to a Eizo ColorEdge Monitor with a Epson Surecolor P800 A2 Desktop Printer. You will be supplied with a choice of six different A4 Canson inkjet paper to produce your own fine art prints, so ensure you bring a USB thumbdrive with several images ( 15-20) ready to print ( JPG, TIFF, PSD).
This workshop is not about image preparation, sharpening or how best to edit your images. It is a workshop focused on fine art inkjet printing and what papers may suit certain images and why. It is important you bring images that are ready to print, it is a great opportunity to print the same images on different paper types like the two mentioned below.
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique which is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is the combination of the premium 100% cotton Platinum paper that Canson has supplied for many years to the original Platinum and Platine photographic market, with the latest microporous coating, making the traditional darkroom paper now available for your digital printing. Setting the benchmark for Digital Darkroom papers, Platine Fibre Rag provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as colour photographic prints.
Full list of paper choices available to you during this fine art printing workshop:
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique
Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag
Canson Infinity PrintMaKing Rag (BFK Rives)
Canson Infinity Aquarelle Rag
Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag
Canson Infinity Photo Lustre Premium RC
For more information about these papers click here
Links to these notes are provided with the price of admission…
• Colour managed workflows from capture to print
• File optimisation in Lightroom and Photoshop
• Creative colour balancing and editing
• Advanced B&W conversions and toning
• Output sharpening strategies
• Camera profiling
• Epson printer drivers explained
• Accurate soft proofing
• Evaluating paper and print quality
• Print viewing environments are important
Here is what others have thought of the workshops
I could rave on about how much I enjoyed the day in Brisbane but I will limit myself to one word - Inspirational.
Thank you for the organisation, the enthusiasm, patience, comments and explanations.
Most important of all for me was that I left with lots more questions to find answers to than I even knew were questions before I arrived.
Although my background is science, I must admit that I find it challenging to jump into the science of colour calibration and printing. Thankfully your passion is our great relief. You have done the very hard yards of study and experimentation and we are the grateful benefactors.
Thank you for giving so very much. I am somewhat giddy with information and so very grateful for your generous spirit.
The cost of these new short course sessions are $175.00 and include all the equipment, ink and paper required for your printing pleasure.
Places are strictly limited to 20 people per session and history shows we sell the workshops out in just a few days so dont wait to long before booking.
When and Where:
More Dates will be added soon
Please note that our booking system Eventzilla will add a $1.00 booking fee to the above prices.