Updated: Nov 10, 2019
Wedding Photography Albums are is a serious exciting art. It is quite interesting how Photo Printing started at first.
The first photo prints started some time in 1826-27 (no body is sure about the exact date). In its earliest dates photo printing was done on metal plates. There was no enlargement technology. So, the cameras were simply large format ones. The image thus captured were transferred directly to the metal plate by certain process. The technology development happened at furious pace during the initial years. The first silver halide process was developed by Henri Fox Talbot in Great Britain. He was a polymath and a member of Royal Society for his work on - hold your breath kiddos - Integral Calculus!!!.His "Talbotype" process developed in 1835 was announced to Royal Society in 1839.
So, when you are holding an Album made from Silver Halide paper, you are holding a photo printing technology that has stood the test of time. But why it still stands. Because of the simple reason that no other process comes anywhere near the quality of Silver Halide process in tonal reproduction capability. It is like saying there is no alternative to "Wheel". At its heart the process is an analog process. It is also like the difference between a vector image and pixel based image.
Silver Halide is a photographer's choice as opposed to other processes that are salesmen's choice. Silver halide advantages are:
Scratch and water resistant.
Continuous tones beautifully reproducing the skin tones - this is especially vital for Indians with our varied skin colours.
Best suited printing method for Portraits, Model Portfolio, Weddings and any picture where there're people and faces.
The image is developed on the paper "in-situ". There is no transfer of ink what so ever.
There are other printing technologies such as ink-jet, offset, gravure, flexographic and many variations of these. Processes other than inkjet are best suited for commercial printing and mass produced items such as calendars, books etc. Inkjet is especially suitable for high quality large format prints. There is an increasing trend where album photo printing is done on "non-tearable" synthetic paper. Unlike the name suggests these are not paper at all but are synthetic materials made from petrochemical base. Printing on Synthetic is useful for flexible packaging. For eg. your favourite noodles comes packed in a beautifully printed synthetic non-tearable paper of micron thin low GSM. But, I prefer my precious memories to be printed on real paper in a timeless classic process!!!.
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