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4 ways boudoir album printing could turn wrong

Boudoir photography is rather different from most other photography styles, and it’s rather demanding on the printing technology employed and professional calibration by the printer team.

These 4 possible ways of boudoir photography print could failed you, without the professional manual calibration of the photograph and printing setting.

Black & White (true black)

High Contrast

Reddish/Orange hue

Low Lighting

printing black and white photography with giclee to achieve true black

1. Black and white Photography (true black)

Achieving true black in printed photographs can be challenging without a wide gamut and high-quality black reproduction. If the photograph's blacks appear washed out or gray, it can impact the boudoir prints' overall aesthetic.

Our professional printer team minimizes this issue through manual calibration, optimizing color adjustment, brightness, and contrast in the printer while preserving details and remaining faithful to the original photograph.

high contrast print with 8 colors inkjet

2. High Contrast

High-contrast photography is commonly used to emphasize the model's figure and create a distinct style. However, printing such images requires precise calibration and understanding of the process.

Extreme contrast can lead to lost of details in shadows and highlights, resulting in an unbalanced or overly dramatic appearance. It's crucial to collaborate with a skilled printer who can print the desired contrast without sacrificing overall quality and tonal range.

To prevent loss of important details and overly dark areas in the print, manual calibration will be performed to maintain contrast and brightness. This ensures that the affected area does not appear excessively dark while preserving the photograph's details.

manual calibration with less orange red hue

3.Reddish/Orange hue

Photographs featuring tanned-skin models in boudoir photography often exhibit a reddish or orange hue. While this color palette may appear visually appealing on screen, it can become more pronounced and intensified when printed.

To mitigate the issue, one possible solution is to utilize a wide gamut printer with Giclee technology, which typically employs an ink-jet system with 8 to 12 colors.

Additionally, it is crucial to enlist the assistance of our professional printer team experienced in manual calibration. This expertise will enable us to achieve an optimal color balance while avoiding the overemphasis of other hues, such as green, in order to counteract the intensity of the red tones.

low ligthing print with giclee printer with better exposure and brightness

4.Low Lighting

Printing low-light images in boudoir photography can be challenging, requiring preservation of details and reduction of noise.

The printing process must handle them effectively without compromising the intended mood and image quality. Simply increasing brightness won't suffice, as the contrast and details will be lost.

We manipulate brightness, contrast, and exposure settings optimally, tailoring to the printing machine's profile for the best results. This ensures faithful print of the photograph with maximum detail portrayal.

To address these challenges and preventing the boudoir print to gone wrong, we professionally employ manual calibration, optimize color adjustment, brightness, and contrast, and utilize wide gamut printers with advanced giclee technologies. This ensures the faithful printing of the boudoir photographs with accurate colors, details, and desired aesthetics.


Each photo book type is meticulously crafted to complement its distinct theme, whether it's a Wedding Album, Boudoir Album, Baby or Family Book. In fact, we have a specially made layflat the Photographer’s Archival Album, that specialized in printing professionally captured photography.