he panoramic photos you see on this site are available as high-quality, archival prints. The images you see displayed here merely hint at the quality of the carefully printed, large versions that I produce. Using the web, It is difficult to recreate the large-scale, wide-scope effect that panoramic photos are generally intended to produce, as the viewing experience on the internet is hampered by the use of relatively low resolution and low aspect ratio monitors.
The images I create have huge file sizes, thus my need to severely downsize them to make them easily accessible over the net. When printing them, I utilize the full size of the file.
I print only on heavy-weight ("60 pound"), premium matte, acid-free stock, yielding a high quality final image. Instead of the usual organic dye-based inks used in most digital printers, I print with the eight-color archival, pigment-based Ultrachrome K3 inkset, using Epson's state-of-the-art 4800 printer. These inks produce beautiful color images which accelerated laboratory testing (by Wilhelm Imaging Research) has indicated should last well in excess of 100 years— far longer than the few years expected for a standard digital print, or even the 15-25 years of a color darkroom print from a professional lab.
How I Print
And How You Can by Bill Brockmeier
by Bill Brockmeier
Walkway to dam in Olmos Park (210° view): San Antonio, Texas — © 2002, Bill Brockmeier
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