Post Production In Photography

Post Production Jobs

 

For jobs with Post Production In Photography your dealing with the rendering of photographs using an editing software package as part of the first stage. The second phase will be the use of two main types of printers. And thirdly, we will look at the use of various presses for doing the process of sublimation. All three of these jobs you can do as a single entity, combination or all three by a single company.

The year that I spent working in post production with photographs was with a business that combined everything mentioned here and more. The extras were embroidery of hats and clothing lines as well as graphic designing, cutting and applying vehicle lettering. But for the sake of this site we will stick with the first three mentioned in the first paragraph.

 

Image Photo Editor

 

When it comes to software editing, it all depends on what your planning on doing. One must think of what their finished product is going to be and whether or not you or somebody else will be creating it. For instance, if you’re deciding to create a mug, let’s say for one of your parents or friends, the first thing you need to know is, does it require one or more pictures. The reason for this is the average coffee mug uses sublimation with an image that is 3 1/2 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide. That means your image from a single photo will need to be cropped to fit as shown in the picture below.

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image-photo-editor-lions

 

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image-photo-editor-lions-cropped

 

You can also add two or more photographs to create something entirely different. For instance, take a look at the combinations in this image below.

custom-image-photo-editor-trio

custom-image-photo-editor-trio

Just from those two images you can certainly see that a good editing software would come in handy. These concepts can also apply to all other types of post production work. But remember, this is dealing with highly customized finished products. You can also skip the photo editing and simply have your picture or pictures resized to fit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making your photos work by resizing them as shown in this next image.

Standard-image-photo-editor

Standard-image-photo-editor

Dye Sublimation Printers

At the beginning of the page, I had mentioned two types of printers. One type of printer larger in size will be set up to create Custom Canvas Prints and the second type usually a smaller printer will be used for creating the mug with inks for Dye Sublimation. Both types of printers you’ll see below. The one key difference between the two print jobs is all sublimation print jobs need to be inverted or mirrored. This process is done so once you’ve finished with your transformation; you can read any text or see your image the same as the original.

dye-sublimation-printers

dye-sublimation-printers

Sublimation Heat Press

There are many types and variations of heat presses. At this point, I will just deal with the one to create a single sublimation mug. These presses are designed to clamp around the body of the mug leaving the handles exposed to transfer the appropriate amount of heat over a set time. In the image to follow you will see two simple variations of a mug press that smaller businesses could use.

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sublimation-heat-press

So there you have it. A simple start to finish, each of the Post Production Jobs that pertains to creating a mug or any product using dye sublimation.

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sublimation-parrot-mug

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As for the rest of you, this is where you will find more in-depth information on each of the processes.

Image Photo Editor Software Tutorials

Dye Sublimation Printers

Sublimation Heat Press

 

 

 

4 Comments:

  1. Its looking like a great site mate well formatted and really easy to read so if (which some people do) it is scanned they should be compelled to read it. Well done

  2. Dear Travis, Thanks for this informative overview of post production processing. After watching the Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake inception mug skit I have wanted to make personalized mugs as gifts for house guests. Is there a post production system available for home use? Do you have an estimate of how much such a system might cost or where I might find one? Keep on Printing! Susan

    • Hi Susan, and to answer your question you can purchase all that you would need through my website as I am an affiliate with Amazon where it will cost you no extra money going through me. The best way for you to make your decision on this request would be to sign up for my monthly to check out the FREE tutorials on post production products to learn all that is involved.

      For most people they will just go to my online store to purchase custom mugs for the different occasions as they need or want them. To buy a system to use at home and do this yourself will run from about $150-$1,000.00 depending on what you already own for a computer and software.

      The Free Tutorials on the subject will give you the full scope of what it takes to do it and the kind of equipment required. As I mentioned most will just pay a few dollars per mug as they want them but you’ll be able to make a better decision once you preview the videos.

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