Epson Tag

Epson have extended the bargain offer for purchasers of their R 2000 and R 3000 inkjet printers. Go look at their website for details, but the gist of it is:1. $ 200 back from Epson if you purchase one of these printers between the 1st of February, 2013 and 31st of march, 2013.2. $ 300 back if you purchase a full set of inks at the same time as you purchase the printer.Epson printers are good - the inks are splendid. Here's your chance to finally get your images off the old computer and down on new paper!Uncle Dick...

Just been reminded about the Epson promotion for this month - this is for those of you that are wavering around waiting to buy an inkjet printer.Don't leave your wavering past the end of the month. Epson have a special cash-back offer for purchasers of the R2000 and R3000 printers:If you purchase either of the printers by itself, you can apply to Epson on-line for a $ 200 cash-back.If you purchase either of the printers plus a spare ink set you can claim $ 300 cash-back on-line.Those of you who saw a post from earlier in the week can see the benefits of larger ink supply cartridges - be aware that the R3000 cartridges are larger than those used in the R2000. Both use the high-quality K3 inks and will produce prints that will last a very long time.But the promotion won't - you have to hop to it and do it before the 31st of the month.For more details, Google on over to the Epson website and look down the bottom of the page under 'promotions'.Uncle Dick...

A customer rang through yesterday with a number of questions about Epson printers. He is just on the cusp of commencing his home printing and wanted to get some advice about what to get. I think he will want to do a little more study about the subject so that he can make sure what is happening when his computer commands a printer to operate.He has been getting prints done by a local chain store, and apparently is dissatisfied with the results - I think he would like a little more control of the process. Already he is calibrating his monitor screen with a Spyder device so things are looking up. If he gets one of the books published by Epson, or indeed one of the very entertaining books by Scoot Keilby or Matt Kosklowski, he can trace the line of choice and command through from his camera to the Photoshop program to a new printer.Here is where we come in. We've got both the R3000 and the R3880 printers in stock, as well as spare ink cartridges and lots...

Did goe to the Western Australian Camera Club meeting laste night and was greately amused.I had been invited to spread gloom and blast the souls of the members on an exhibition night by judging their images. For a cruel man this sort of thing is better than being offered jewels in a casket, plus you can generally get a cup of coffee and a biscuit.In the event it all worked out very well. I could hear weeping and gnashing of teeth as I criticized the projected and printed images and at one stage of the evening a chair was thrown at me out of the darkness. I cannot think of a lovelier complement, unless it were to be chased down the street by an enraged mob of photographers brandishing pitchforks and torches. Or monopods and speed lights as the case may be.Aaaaactually - it all was very civilized. They had sent me a disk of the main images that were to be projected and I reviewed them two days before the evening  meeting, making notes of what I wanted to...

Sometimes customers look at our collection of old large format monorail cameras on the top shelf and ask us what we are ever going to do with them. This is really a question that is turned 90 degrees from itself - the real question they should be asking is what are they going to do with them. Here is one modest proposal.First - go to the library and get out a book on pictorialism. Steiglitz, Steichen, Strand, Kasebier, Baron De Meyer...

Epson - makers of enormously successful large-format printers - and equally successful scanners and projectors - have just announced a promotion for their Stylus Pro 4900. This is the big one that does roll and sheet printing up to 17" wide.It is an offer aimed at end-users. You'll be able to get $ 500 cash back on purchase of this printer, or you can elect to take a FREE Epson digital projector valued at $ 1199. Either way this is the icing on the cake of what is a very professional inkjet printing system. I know the value of the K3 inks and the precision of the Epson heads - I use one of the Stylus Pro 3800 printers for professional output.There will be a flier and detailed information up on the net shortly - go to the Epson site and see what they have to say. This is a good opportunity to advance your photography, whether it be in print or projected on a big screen....

Yay! Good news about a good product.I am an old photographer. I sell new equipment to other old photographers. Yesterday I sold a new Epson 3880 printer and a stack of Epson and Ilford paper to one of our keen customers and drove out to his house to install it.Don't read too much technical expertise into that last statement - the Epson 3880 is a printer that makes being a camera salesman a pleasure - not only does it sell really well, but it is soooo easy to hook up and set into motion that it makes even me look good.Basically, with the 3880 you haul in the box, open it up, and put it out on the benchtop. You unfold the pictorial instruction sheet and do what it says, in order. About 20 minutes  later you are ready to print.The Epson people have made the computer instructions easy too - the basic form of computer installation is just a matter of clicking on through the on-screen prompts. Fortunately they have made sure that the language used really is English,...

At the recent AIPP conference in the Hunter Valley, one of Australia's most famous wildlife photographers - Steve Parish - presented a two-hour talk with a lot of his iconic images. The most glorious underwater pictures you could want.These days the old Carousel projector has long since been replaced with the laptop computer feeding into a video projector. Professional ones seem to be every bit as good as the old slide projectors, and the whole thing can be extremely slick with segues to video clips and music - you can be a real showman with the material.But of course, some of the material may have started out in the film era and has had to be translated to a digital file. Steve's best work is in the digital domain now but he showed us a really disturbing thing - his core base of colour slide material was caught in the Brisbane floods last year and a substantial part of it was ruined. The flood waters that lapped around his storage warehouse came up into the lower drawers of his files...

I am on holiday and not wearing Camera Electronic uniform. I am outside of the shop and I get to say what think.I think I had a marvellous time at the AIPP Nikon Event up in the Hunter Valley. You've read my daily reports but this one is the last of that series - the gala dinner.It was not stewed parrot, as I had feared - entree, mains and dessert as per usual and plenty of red and white on the table for all the guests. You've all been there and done that - but you haven't been there to watch hardened dour professional photographers go nuts at a print auction.The premise of the auction as well as the Nikon/Kayell/Epson photobooth was to raise money for breast cancer research. A number of the lecturers and participants donated large prints done on Epson machines to the auction and our own Western Australian - " Old Hickory " himself - Tony Hewitt was the auctioneer. If you ever want to sell your house at auction employ Tony. He has the fastest patter...

I suddenly realised that yesterday's AIPP Nikon Event 2012 blog had a number of tags that were never attached to the text and probably left you wondering why I mentioned them - let me do that before I continue.The Nikon tag is obvious - they are major naming sponsors for this event and have made a massive effort to present products and items to help the attendees. They fed and watered the stock last night at a Hollywood-themed party and did so on a grand scale. I left early when the water cannons and riot police arrived but apparently there was a lot of celebration after that, if the hangover stories from the trade tent are any indication.Nikon and Epson are also involved, as are the Kayell people in a rather fun little feature - a photo booth. They rigged up a cubicle with two softboxes and a camera - I think it is a D 800 - controlled by one of the little ioShutter devices and a mobile phone. The whole lot is tethered over to the Epson stand...