Saturday, 4 July 2009

Not the weather for printing

Tree of the field, Swaledale, June 2009

Now that all the book making is over, I've been turning my attention to running some prints and tweaking some of my favourites for paper output. This is an activity nicely timed to coincide with a spell of hot, humid weather. This is not conducive to print making. The humidity seems to cause the printed surface to absorb moisture, causing wrinkling of the paper and that is also leading to some long drying times, despite the heat. How do people in warm climes cope with this stuff?

On the positive side, I'm really happy with the output from my recent work. There are a few tricky images with subtle tones and colours that are taking some effort but most are coming straight out very nicely. My whole process is now driven from Lightroom using the custom profiles I built for my printer/paper combos.

1 comment:

  1. As someone in one of those hotter climes (it's 100F right now), I have to say the answer is air conditioning. It might be 100F outside, but it's not more than 78F in my house. That avoids dripping sweat on the prints. The A/C also strips a lot of the moisture out of the air, so it's not painfully humid.


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