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Thread: Text on Prints?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default Text on Prints?

    Ok, so i've decided not to print a load of family photos on some recently purchased photo blocks. We have instead decided to create a photo wall in the hall with images of all our visitors. I've picked enough images (10 x 8 is not a great ratio IMHO btw) and I'm planning on putting a bit of text on each one to say who/where/when

    So, does text print well? and what is the minumum size for printing so that looks OK?

    The prints are 10in x 8in and the images are 3000 x 2400 (300dpi)

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010


    I'd say don't do it, if you want to remember specifics, just put it on the back of the photoblocks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009


    I have put text on jpg files- fine black/white fonts turned out okay but the bigger/bold/coloured fonts were smudgy around the edges.
    Might be nicer touch to hand write them using a fine tip paint marker, even get the subjects to sign them.
    Lighten up!
    I shoot with Canon EOS 500 & 6D, EFS17-55 f2.8, EF35L f1.4, EF135L f2, Speedlites 580EX II & 430EX II.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Tokoroa South Waikato


    For web stuff I shove in a watermark, but for prints never.
    If it needs a label I print a good quality label in small text to go on the Mat or on the back but never on the image. I have no technical or artistic reason for this choice, just a personal choice.
    I Just Have Cameras and Stuff
    I don't have an Artistic Eye - I have a Technical Bent & a love of Gadgets
    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    Print a separate text label stick it to an edge.
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.

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