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printing renders
« on: August 25, 2009, 10:36:46 am »

whats the best way to go about it? im not sure about grades of ink and paper but i was wonder which type would have the best result? i would think that photopaper would be the best but i really wouldnt know.

btw photopaper is the stuff u would print scanned photos on.


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Re: printing renders
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 10:49:55 am »

Glossy or matte photopaper works best in my opinion, but you need a good printer to pull it off. Naturally, printers that claim to be great at photo printing would have the better chance of producing satisfactory results without having to print over and over trying to get the "perfect one" without blemishes.

Grades of ink really depend on the printer. I haven't seen a regular home-use printer have any more than one kind of grade.

If you need professional quality and don't want to worry about it, then just go to a professional.

(By the way, stores like Walmart or CVS have photo printing services. Toss your render on a SD/Memory Stick and print it there if necessary)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2009, 10:51:35 am by Raxx »


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Re: printing renders
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 05:17:28 pm »

For my portfolio, I needed a couple months ago, I just went to a photo printing service. It's not perfect and pretty expensive sometimes (depending on the quality you want). But you get the best result without spending hundreds of euro's/dollars on a good printer.
Also the people at a printing service can help and give you advice about the best paper/ink/size etc.