Epson Tag

I sat last night scanning 4 x 5 negatives from my old studio film production period. It was a trip down Memory Lane - chiefly in the ruts. I realised how stilted some of my shots had become. I am glad  decided to dispose of time-expired props every 6 months - those stilts took up a lot of room. And you always seemed to see up everyone's nose...

One of the most addictive and attractive video games at the Sydney Star City Casino used to be something called The Money Express. Whether you ever won anything or not*, it was worth feeding dollars into it just to see the graphics on the screen.Well, Epson also have a Money Express starting up this month. They are offering a cashback for their Epson Stylus Pro R3000 inkjet printer. The scheme started on the 1st of October and is running until the end of December - just in time for the Christmas season.Basically, you purchase one of these fine A3+ printers here at the shop, then contact Epson on-line with the serial number and date of purchase. They send you back $ 300. Simple as that.Then you grab some Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl A4 paper from us - at a bargain price - and print until your family begs you to stop**. The printer is a smooth performer - I have one in my computer room as well as one down here at work. Four keystrokes on the average file and a...

Recently we have seen a number of good-value cash back offers from the Epson company associated with their A3+ and A2 Stylus inkjet printers.The R 3000 and R 3880 have attractive inducements in operation right now - $ 250 dollars back in hand with either printer and if you choose to get a full set of 157-series inks for the R3000 you can claim another $ 250. These cash backs make either deal very attractive*.Today the Epson company has announced additional chances for people who wish to print using their larger roll-fed printers.The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 will return $ 500 as a cashback from now until the end September.For people purchasing the larger roll printers - he Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and Epson Stylus Pro 7900 - they have from now until the 12th of December 2014 to join in the benefits:1. Purchase of an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 will qualify for a $ 1000 cashback from Epson.2. Purchase of an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 will qualify for a $ 2000 cashback from Epson.* The results from the printers...

Looks as though the Epson people have decided to add cash back offers to their A2 printers as well as the A3+ ones.Word has come that the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 photo printer is eligible for a $ 250 cash back for units purchased from now until 30th of September.If you would like the roll-print capability of the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 with its extreme colour gamut and resolution, you qualify for a cash back from Epson of $ 500. Same period of time applies.These are totally professional inkjet printers that are simple enough for the enthusiast to operate. These cash offers mean that you can get into printing much more easily than before....

Another good cash back offer from Epson - this time on another printer. We already sent out word about the cash back on their A3+ printer - the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 a little while ago. Now it is the big brother.Oops, shouldn't use the word brother...

Well, that'll teach me.And isn't it always the case - the things that you find out for yourself are the ones that stick with you.I have been using an iMac and a Macbook Pro for several years, resetting the colour video cards inside the computers with a Datacolor Spyder 2 Express each month, and printing out on Ilford and Epson paper. All good and I've been happy.Then recently the Spyder 2 Express started to go weird and I replaced it with a Spyder 4 Express. Slightly different routine for the operation, but equally simple to do. I tuned up the home and the work computers last week and carried on blithely.Today Dom handed me some files that were taken at last night's shop party. I banged them into the Macbook Pro and then out to the shop Epson R3000 so that some of the reps could have  paper prints. Ilford Smooth Pearl 6 x 4 paper.Wow. Better than before. Accurate colours and NO colour cast. I think the Spyder 4 Express has done something really good for the system. What,...

It looks like that for any number of reasons:a. It is an autochrome. Made up of dyed grains of starch bound onto a glass plate. With an autochrome any image is a good image and if it has survived the last 100 years without cracking or fungus you have a museum piece.b. Your print heads are clogged. Run a nozzle check on your epson printer. if the little pattern of checking squares has missing segments, run a head clean cycle. Check again and repeat if necessary. Eventually you will have a full checking pattern and a clean print.c. You have got a massive imbalance between what you see on your computer screen and what your printer is being instructed to do. Have you calibrated the monitor screen lately? if not, try one of the Datacolor Spyder range of monitor calibrators. Do it regularly.d. Is your printer confused as to who is in control? Have you given it double instructions with your image programming fighting with the in-built printer control. Choose one. Turn the other off.e. Is your printer aware what...