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Old 16th November 2015
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Re: Web v Print

Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
A screen can produce a far greater range of tones than paper. This is particularly true of the lightest parts of the image, where the brightest white is limited by the paper.

That may be true, but whichever way you look at it you can never fully appreciate the quality of an image (or of text) on screen.

A two megapixel image looks fine on a 27" screen, but if printed onto paper of the same size would be very disappointing indeed.

I print a lot of documents on a HP colour laser printer, which doesn't provide the definition or subtlety of a proper photographic printer, but in many cases it provides perfectly acceptable prints, provided you don't' need an extended tonal range and don't mind plenty of contrast!

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