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Go Big or Go Home – Epson 11880

Printer in its shipping box outside the studio - it is bigger than my car!

Printer in its shipping box outside the studio – it is bigger than my car!

Printer inside the studio
Printer inside the studio

Nothing makes an impact like a large print. There has  been a pent up demand to print big, I mean really BIG, and now the capability is back again. In the past we used Epson 9500 that could print up to 44″ wide with great success. As time passed circumstances made it so that I had to part with my beloved 9500, and there was an empty void for a while. Well, not anymore! We are home to an Epson 11880, biggest and baddest Epson aqueous printer.

Inside the studio, printer looks equally big and impressive, and is built for high use. Lots of metal and it feels like a  precision instrument. I already have several orders for large prints, with more to come soon. And this bad boy delivers!

I can handle prints up to 64″ wide, so now you know where to go for those large prints!

 

BYOP – Bring Your Own Paper printing services!

We had many customers request prints made on their paper, and we are more than glad to try! However, there are extra steps (and costs) involved, but if you want to use that special paper you have, read on!

To print successfully on a new type of paper we need to make a custom profile for it. That does take time and manpower and normally costs at least $40, but if you are making 3 or more prints, we will waive the fee. For example, 3 prints on “Oh So Wonderful Fine Art Rag Paper” at 8×10″ would cost you $100, but by waiving $40 profiling fee they are only $20 each. So by supplying your own paper you are saving money on a custom profile and getting to use the paper you want. Also, having your own paper reduces the wait for the papers not in stock. So if you are in a hurry, it is a good way to go!

iPhone 5s

Again, Apple surprised everyone with a new A7 64 bit processor equipped iPhone 5s.
I currently use iPhone 4s, which I think is a great travel and business companion.
I looked at new 5s and it is faster, but my 4s is fast enough. 5s has better camera, but for serious images I use my Canon 1ds. 64 bit? But there are no killer app to use it. Fingerprint sensor is nice, and so is LTE if you are going to pay for it (I don’t). So overall it is just more of the same.
I’ll buy new phone when it DOES something new and useful. Until then!

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Jack of all trades, master of none

Many people are good at many things, but are not great at anything. That concept carries over to businesses where there is a lot of “good enough”. Usually those businesses fail as there is nothing that sets them apart from the rest. After someone comes out with superior service we wonder why we even bothered with previous one.
My focus is on inkjet printing. Of course “printing” is a wide discipline encompassing understanding of media, inks and color management. At the end we have a beautiful print as the result.
Photographers job is to capture the moment and achieve the look they are after. The rest is up to me – the printer.
By doing something exceptionally good I want to rise above mediocracy.