The importance of printing your own images cannot be understated. There are a number of reasons, but I believe that it mostly comes down to perspective. Currently most entry-level cameras have at least 24-megapixel sensors, however, most screens are full HD which is only around 2 megapixels in resolution. Even a 4K screen is only around 8 megapixels. Seeing your images on any screen can never truly express the image as effectively as possible whether that is due to the colors or resolution. For this reason, printing your images can not only improve your perspective but also help with regards to improving your photography.
On that basis, we know that printing your images is important, however, the question remains: what should you print on? There are so many options currently available that is can be a little confusing if you haven’t printed on different materials before. Should you pick glass, metal, paper, or canvas? It can be a little daunting, to say the least, so in my video above I compare the different materials available from most professional printers.
The image I show in the video is what I printed on three different materials: glass, aluminum, and Forex, which is similar to canvas. This specific image can be a little difficult to print even for some professional printers due to the fact there are several dark, high-contrast sections. The colors and subtle shifts between each color can also be a little difficult to print too and this is what I was looking out for and how well each material renders them.
For the full comparison check out the video above.