Deciding what printing technique I should use

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    I was playing with my Nikon D60 for the first time. I took a cool photo of my feral cat, stray cat and downtown LA in the back ground. (cats are silhouette) and la in color. I am not that good with photoshop either.

    I would love to make a large photograph, frame it on put it on my wall. I want more than just an enlargement.

    What printing technique would be good for something like this? Do I have an option or should I do something (basic) with photo shop? (direction howo to is needed)

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    What do you mean by, "I want more than just an enlargement."?

    Your best bet is to have a good lab make the print. They have requirements as far as resolution, color space, and embedded profiles.

    Like in the the following link to the Support section at Mpix.com:
    Mpix.com - Help

    As far as printing technique, photographs are printed using a continuous tone technique that utilizes inkjet printers. The image is reproduced on the paper using either pigment or dye based inks.

    You may hear or see the term Giclée, which is a made up marketing word based on the French word for "to spurt", it is often times used in the fine art photography community instead of saying inkjet.

    Of more importance is paper selection. A lab like Mpix offers professional grade papers like:
    • Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper (matte finish)
    • Kodak Professional Supra Endura Metallic VC Digital Paper (pearlescent finish)
    • and Kodak Professional; Supra Endura True B&W (matte finish)
    Beyond that is an even wider range of print papers from companies like Ilford, Hahnemühle, Innova, Moab, Museo, Pictorico, etc.

    You can also get prints made on canvas, metal, acrylic, and wood.
     
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