The Digital Print Workshop with Les Walkling



The Digital Print Workshop with Les Walkling 

For people who aren’t familiar with Dr Les Walkling put simply he is the Australian Authority on all thing Colour Management. We refer to him as the Colour Guru. His knowledge of printing is second to none. Team Digital is delighted to be able to bring this Print Workshop to you.

6th April 10.30am Northern Metropolitan Tafe 18 Aberdeen street Northbridge

Cost $275.00 inc gst

The Print Workshop is proudly supported by


This intermediate/advanced Print Workshop concentrates on printing digital files to the highest level of perfection. Specialized printing processes, materials and techniques combine to significantly expand the range of the fine print and its creative tradition. The aim is to promote, demystify, and facilitate the efficient production of prints of exquisite quality. It also provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest printers, media and inksets. Topics covered include:

Ink and Media

• Media selection and ink usage – economy vs. quality

• Commercial: Resin coated & micro-ceramic media

• Fine Art: Cotton rag & alpha cellulose papers

• Fine Art Photography: Baryta papers

• Archival gamuts: Dye vs. pigment vs. chromogenic inksets

• Late binding worlflows and compressing colour gamuts

Printing a Digital Print

• Printing through printer drivers vs RIPs

• Output sharpening for print and press

• Custom vs. generic printer profiles

• Rendering intents and gamut compression

• Displaying prints, lighting, metamerism and ink inconstancy

• Protecting and annotating prints

Preparing Images for Printing

• Levels – colour and density correction fundamentals

• Re-sizing images and factorial scaling

• The application of creative sharpening

• Colour managing digital printing workflows

• Soft proofing vs. hard proofing

• Matching screen to print monitor calibration

Crafting a Digital Print

• Re-defining spatial and luminosity relationships in the print

• Mid tone contrast expansion – ‘blend if’ options

• Shadow and highlight bump-masking

• Conversion of colour images to greyscale

• Toning and colorizing images

• Intensification and reduction – expanding print ‘presence’