Breaking Down Printing Concepts with Mitch Boyer from Nice Art Prints

Breaking Down Printing Concepts with Mitch Boyer from Nice Art Prints

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This is a shootout to the Nice Art Prints Youtube channel by Mitch Boyer. Unfortunately, I just discovered that the channel has not been updated since July 2020 due to business closure. However, it stands as one of the best resources out there for people interested in knowing more about printing. From concepts to final printed results, Mitch breaks down a variety of printed related topics into clear educational videos.

This is the first video I ran into. It deepens into rendering color intents, which is how a printer adapts to its own limitations and translates the colors from a photograph into paper. The most common rendering intents are perceptual and relative colorimetric. Before watching the video I always wondered what on earth those terms meant. Find out more about it directly from Mitch in the video below:

Three years ago I bought a Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer (currently replaced with the Pro-200 model) with the idea of using it constantly to print my photos. It didn’t happen, and as soon as the inks ran out I stored it away. Perhaps it was due to my lack of understanding, or the outrageous price of replacement inks, but what I am sure of is that Mitch’s videos were decisive for me to get some nice paper and print at home again.

If you are interested in printing be sure to check the rest of Nice Art Prints archived content. All the best for Mitch, may he be back to sharing content one day.

Do you regularly print your work? If so, do you do it at home or sent it to a specialized studio?

About Dane Alonso
I lead a double life as an architect and architectural photographer based in Mexico City, a metropolis full of contrast. I'm interested in proportion systems, asymmetry and maps.