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Online: Why Your Prints Stink- A Funny Look at Bad Printing

February 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


True story: Last night, I went to go print a few photos. I booted up my computer and printer and three ink cartridges were empty. I replaced them, found the image I wanted to print and clicked “print”, but then I accidentally turned off my printer while loading the paper. When it booted back up, another ink cartridge needed to be replaced! When I finally was able to print the image, the colors were all wrong, the print was dark, and there were smudges on the side. Why do I even bother?!

What amazes me is that I work with printers and printing all the time, and so if I have these kinds of frustrations, I can only imagine how the rest of the world feels! In this class, we’ll discuss why your prints can stink, specifically what you could have done that was wrong and what you could do better, whether it’s on your personal printer or from an online or in-store photo lab; the importance of color management; and understanding what is user error vs. just a bad photo! (Sorry!) We’ll also talk a bit about the positive aspects of printing and what we can do to achieve the best results possible! Come have some fun with me, Hunt’s Photo Educator Paul Nelson, as I tear apart these printers limb from limb…or whatever.

Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 48 hours prior to the class time with that same information.

Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class–roughly 1 hour– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.

Want to get this class after it’s been run?– We have an online store where you can purchase all our previously run classes here: https://edu.huntsphoto.com/buy-previous-courses/

Please read Hunt’s Terms & Conditions before signing up.


February 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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