30 August 2010

Old and damaged images

At PrintWild we say, “If you can see it, it can be reproduced”

Thanks to the digital era, images in whatever form are 99% retrievable. Whether images are original artworks or old photos on negatives and prints; they can be brought back to life.

Old, damaged images can be fixed and reproduced onto canvas, watercolour paper, photographic paper and many other printable mediums.

Below is an example of a photograph that came to us in 2 pieces. These had to be copied, joined, colour corrected and then printed onto a canvas and stretch framed.

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How big must a file be and to what size can it be printed?”
Many factors come into play, like how complex is the detail in the image, is it a copy of a copy and most important, what material is the image to be printed on.

Should you be in doubt don’t hesitate to send your image to me on prc@printwild.co.za. We will enlarge it to size on our computers and assess the viability.

23 August 2010

The 2010 Photo & FIlm Exhibition

So if you haven't yet heard this years Photo and Film Exhibition will take place from the 14th to the 17th October at the Coca-Cola Dome Northgate JHB. Its a must see for amatures and professionals alike. All the lates equipments will be on show as well as live demonstrations, photographic societies, a variety of photography related services and products and "LOADS OF PRIZES TO BE WON".

Its also a great chance to meet your suppliers one on one. Printwild will be there in full force showing off our new paper and canvas selections for the year ahead, and there are going to be some great ones!!. Although I cant reveal them now I can tell you that we have been working hard for the past 6 months testing and profiling papers from all over the world to create a line up of paper and canvas that will satisfy all you needs from high defenition Black & Whites to specialist uncoated papers.

Come and visit us at stand SS and we will be more than happy to talk you through our samples and to show you first hand the unique characteristics each paper as well as how to choose the right paper to suite your needs. We will even have printed samples for you to take home with you.

To our existing professional and amature photographer please feel free to come by and say hi, it will be great to finally put a face to your voice.

Visit www.printwild.com or check out the Expo website here for more details. 

16 August 2010

Creating a collage with Google Picasa 3

If you are thinking of making a collage from a bunch of your favourite images, even with fancy software at my finger tips, I can find no better solution than Google’s Picasa. With a few easy clicks you can choose your images and prepare a job for print.

Have a look at this YouTube video that will help you create a collage of your own.

You can download Picasa at: http://picasa.google.com

Remember to load your complete artwork on www.printwild.co.za and have your final creation delivered to your door free of charge!

03 August 2010

Print Wild on Safari

Pano of Gunns Bush Camp - View from The Bora River
I though I'd shed some light on Print Wilds activities and skills and hopefully reveal yet another reason to use us to print your Canvas's and to trust us with your professional photographic prints. Yes we print photographs, and we do it well, but we also take photographs. We are professional photographers with many years experience in converting our images into prints that we would be proud to exhibit. We are very critical when it comes to print quality and treat our clients prints as if they were our own.

The Bora River
Traditional Mokoro dugout boat
Last week we were on location in Botswana and Zambia photographing Safari Lodges for our clients brochures. From deep in the Ocavongo Delta to Zambia and the Victoria Falls we photographed Bush camps, Lodges, from planes, from Mokoro and even from platforms we purposely erected in the Delta.
Preparing stable platform to shoot from

We love what we do and are always happy to share our knowledge with you. If you have any questions about your prints, from colour correcting, monitor calibration, image sharpening, paper selection or even which of your images will print better, we are here to help.