SFW Online

Epson Printer Primer

with Cotton Miller

March 9 - 11, 2021

Tuesday and Thursday; 6:00-8:00 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $265.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Epson’s photographic ink-jet printers set the standard for excellence in the fine-art and professional marketplaces. Santa Fe Workshops and Epson have been educational partners for over 15 years, and as such, have joined together to show hundreds of photographers how best to achieve master-quality prints in our Digital Lab in Santa Fe. With our campus and digital lab temporarily in lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have built an online program that offers much of the same information and technique as our in-person workshops.

Master printer, experienced teacher, and current SFW team member, Cotton Miller, teaches the fundamentals of Epson’s printing technology and then moves into more advanced components. This goal of this webinar is to begin the process of cultivating your own fine-art printmaking instincts to achieve master-quality prints at home.

Knowing the technology, as well as the terminology allows you to appreciate, and understand all the variables that go into home photo printing. During two, evening sessions of two hours each, Cotton discusses the basic terms, concepts, and considerations surrounding Epson’s P600 and P800 desktop photo printers. There is also a preview of the new Epson P900 printer.

Session One
Cotton starts at the very beginning by covering the basic concepts of a printer’s features and its technology. He then explains a step-by-step printing workflow from start to finish using Adobe Lightroom and an Epson P800 printer. Topics include print resolutions, printer settings, software settings, as well as basic printer maintenance. Towards the end of this evening’s session, Cotton is joined by Dan Steinhardt, Epson’s Marketing Manager and professional printing guru, for a special “Ask Me Anything” session.

Session Two
Cotton dives into more techniques on how to take your print making to the next level. This session covers the principles of color management, paper and ink selections, and the importance of editing for output specific conditions to achieve incredible prints. Cotton gives an overview of an advanced workflow combining Lightroom and Photoshop for absolute control over the printing process. He reviews the primary differences between Epson printer models, makes workspace recommendations, discusses advanced user settings, and then jumps into print finishing considerations. In this session Cotton also previews the just released P900 printer, highlighting the primary updates and improvements to the latest model in Epson’s line of professional photo-quality printers.

If you own an Epson photo printer—no matter how well you think you know it—or are considering buying one, you will benefit from Cotton’s extensive knowledge and expertise in this arena, as well as that of Epson’s Dan Steinhardt.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
What You Should Know:

Begin the process of cultivating your own fine-art printmaking instincts to achieve master-quality prints at home with the help of experienced Epson printmaker Cotton Miller.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25 (two online sessions).

Webinar software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Please Note: During the online registration process you will be asked about housing and meals. Answer no to both questions.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Tuition INFO:

Includes tax.

Categories
Digital Printing, Technical
© Cotton Miller
about
Cotton Miller

Cotton Miller received his MFA in Photography & New Media in 2013 from Lesley University College of Art and Design, in Boston. In addition to being honored by The Boston Globe as one of six artists to watch in 2013, he had multiple exhibits in Boston and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in 2007.

Cotton is the current Web Manager for Santa Fe Workshops and a former research assistant for The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (third edition), by Christopher James. His personal work combines traditional methods with digital, alternative process, mixed media, and multimedia. Cotton does a lot of project consultation with a variety of artists, and has designed websites for Nevada Wier, Alison Wright, Elizabeth Opalenik, and Santa Fe Workshops.

Instagram: @cottonmiller

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