To make accurate prints, you need to get several elements right. From print profiles, to choice of paper, to correct calibration. If you are working on a Mac, you need to ensure you are doing it properly.
There really is nothing more demotivating than making a print that looks nothing like it does on screen. So, when wireless printing came along, it seemed like a nice convenience. Frustratingly, this doesn't seem to be the case, as photographer and educator Glyn Dewis found out recently.
The video starts with Dewis explaining what AirPrint is. Dewis then goes on to print out some color charts and proves Apple's claim of full-quality printed output is not really the case. I was actually quite surprised to see how much information the AirPrint method was ignoring when you looked at the two printed-out color charts side-by-side. Dewis then goes on to show real-world examples of these printing methods where it is clear to see that using a cabled printer with the correct profiles made superior results over AirPrint or any wireless protocol.
With printing being so time-consuming and expensive for photographers to do at home, it's important to know the best practices. It would be all too easy to blame several other elements of printing for bad prints before realizing it was the connection protocol that was causing the headache.
Do you already have a reliable print setup in place? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.