The Fine Art of Digital Printmaking with Eric Joseph | April

The Fine Art of Digital Printmaking with Eric Joseph

Date  | Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2024

Time  |   9 AM – 4 PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO, 80203

Cost  |  $518 Member and $575 Non-Member

Instructor  |  Eric Joseph

Skill Level  |  All Levels


Students will be guided through creating a digital print-with the focus on learning how the technical choices inform artistic results. From choosing an inkjet paper to managing color profiles, carefully considering all the printing options can be the difference between an ordinary photo and an extraordinary piece of artwork.

Course Description:

Over the course of 2 full days, Eric Joseph, of Freestyle Photographic & Imaging Supplies, will cover all of the technical jargon and vocabulary of inkjet papers, as well as introduce students to the full range of inkjet media available on the market-from standard Resin Coated Photograde papers, up to handmade Japanese Washi papers. This workshop emphasizes the creative benefits of understanding and controlling your digital print through hands-on printmaking at CPAC’s digital lab. Using our two in-house Canon printers (Canon PRO-1000 and Canon PRO-2100), Eric will provide directions for printing from Lightroom, Photoshop, and from Canon’s Professional Print and Layout software to achieve the best quality digital prints.

“The goal for every photographer should be to have a personal relationship with your materials so that when you push the button on your digital camera you have a pre-visualized notion of what the final image will ultimately look like up to and including what paper you will be printing on.” – Eric Joseph

  • Choosing the right printer for your needs, or finding available digital printers
  • Choosing and calibrating a monitor
  • Softwares and system dialogs available for digital printing
  • Paper options and selecting a paper that matches your unique artistic signature
  • Importance of using custom printer/paper profiles

Materials Needed:

  • Bring a thumb drive, flash drive, hard drive, or computer with three or four files only (be selective) formatted as follows:
    • Color Space = Adobe RGB (1998)
    • Size = 17 inches on the long side at 300 ppi
    • Bit Depth = 16 bit
    • File Format = TIF
  • If your files are already sRGB, 8-bit, and formatted as JPG, leave them alone.  If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry, we’ll use it as a teachable moment