The quality of the print depends on the choice of the ink, the paper and the printer. If one of them is not up to the standard, the overall printing will not give satisfying results as you would want. For instance, the same picture will look different when printed on different printing papers because those papers differ in their style, their weights, their finishes and the degree of glossiness found on them. The colored photos look better if they are printed on the glossy as well as semi gloss printing paper.
The black and white photos are best if printed on the matte printing papers. If you use different printing papers, make sure that you save their different profiles on the printer. This is because different papers correct different color on the same profile therefore you have to choose the color which will suit each paper.
Even if the safest way of getting the best prints is to use the manufacturer’s inks, it may be expensive and you can find the best compatible ink which is as useful as the manufacturers’. However, if your computer is damaged with another company’s ink, the manufacturers are not liable for anything. While you are choosing inks, you should also look for the inks which do not fade easily; pigment based inks are the best inks which do not fade easily. If you want to print many photos at once, you may consider using printing stores. You can get their prices online, if printing with these printing stores is a cheaper option, why not go for it?
The monitor and printer calibration is also a must for printing. With the calibration option, you are able to monitor how the color and its density will be displayed. When you buy Adobe Photoshop, it comes with the Adobe Gamma already installed and will help in creating the ICC profile. The ICC profile helps in monitoring how the colors are reproduced by the monitor. To activate your Adobe Gamma, you identify it on the control panel and use its wizard to install it. You should use the monitor calibration where there is no light because light affects how the colors are displayed on the monitor. Therefore keep this in mind when you test your printer in the store, choose where you can find little light that will help improve the printing quality.