Printers Tag

If " Missing Link " sounds a little dramatic, consider the way that your work colleagues show you the pictures of the weddings, sports carnivals, and car shows that they attend. They pull out a $ 1000 device with a sctratched or broken glass screen on the front and a little symbol of half a battery flashing on and off. They frantically tap away at it and then swipe their fingers left, right, up, and down trying to make a 3 1/2 inch by 5 inch picture appear. Like as not, if it actually is found, it will have enough Instagram filters on it to look like an 1880 cabinet card, but you may not be able to see this before the little battery symbol winks out and the screen goes black. Then you can watch your colleague sitting in their car for half an hour until the phone charges up again. In the meantime, you can look at an album of prints...

 Hahnemühle are historic papermakers from Dassel in Lower Saxony. With a lot of small creeks ( " bachs " ) running through the place and forests nearby, it has proved to be a good location to make woodpulp and paper - they've apparently been doing it since 1584.Currently there is a wide selection of papers that have been turned to the inkjet printing application from the company. Camera Electronic have had them for years and supplied some very special surfaces in large flat sheets. As well, there are rolls avaiable for the larger inkjet printers.The Hahnemühle sample books have always been amazing things - exotic surfaces and extremely well-printed images that make you jealous. As well, they produuce a number of sampler packs to let people assess the things for themselves...

Normally when I receive goods into my studio for illustration I finish taking the pictures and then carefully repackage them for return to the shop. In the case of this box of Harman Crystaljet Lustre RC paper I might just pay them for it and keep it for the production room. It is that good.I have used a number of Harman papers before - including a box of this type some time ago-and I am impressed with the way the surface takes the ink and with the fidelity that it has to my screen.I know the colour management and printing experts scoff at this and say that I should be able to minutely adjust the computer, screen, printer, paper, and ink with scientific formulae and careful measurements so that I could get an award-winning panorama on toilet paper. I must put in the hard yards - when the going gets tough the tough get going - and a calibration in time saves nine. Rah rah. I just want to poke a piece of paper in the Epson R3000 and get...

The new digital photographer can be forgiven for being confused by any number of aspects of the sport - there seem to be so many to learn.He or she used to be confronted only by which film to use, does the orange needle match the mark on the light meter, and is the Chemist open so that I can drop my film in? Then in two weeks it was should I buy another roll of film or a bag of barley sugar and box of bandaids?Now it is white balances, tonal curves, video frame rates, colour spaces, and all the rest. No wonder they have started putting an " Automatic " setting on new cameras and dedicating a knob or lever to it. The relief for some shooters must be palpable.It is nearly the same for the shooter who wants paper prints of their work. What do they do now that the chemist has gone out of photofinishing and reverted to selling overpriced vitamin supplements and something for the weekend? What are the alternatives with that card full of images?a....

Two good bits of economic news from Epson - makers of fine inkjet printers, inks, and media.1. The cash back offer to purchasers of Epson Stylus Pro SP-4900 printers has been extended. From the 15th of September to the 31st of October 2015 you can receive a $ 500 cash back from Epson on these fine devices. Of course you have to buy it from a dealer - like us - between these two dates, but all you have to do is contact them online after you have your printer and let them sight your serial number and invoice.The 4900 is a very sophisticated A2 roll and sheet printer. It can produce all day, every day.2. You can also participate in the Epson cash back festival by purchasing one of the new Epson SureColor SC-P600 inkjet printers between the 15th of September and the 15th of November 2015. In this case you do the same proof of purchase to Epson and receive $ 300 cash back.The SC-600 would be ideal for the home printer and enthusiast. It can take roll...

All of or readers know the difference between matte and gloss when it comes to paper - one is shiny and one is not. Of course the manufacturers of paper make lots of grades of the stuff in between these two extremes, but that is another post.The users of Epson inkjet printers also know that there are two black inks in their machines ;Photo Black and Matte Black. The 3800, 3880, 3000, SC-600, SC-800 and so on all have these choices - based upon the fact that you might be putting matte paper or gloss paper through the thing.Some of them switch themselves from one choice to the other automatically when your computer sends the printing command - it contains a specification about what you are doing. Some need to be switched with a series of on-machine commands. The procedure is about the same in both cases. The printer shuts off one ink pipe and then flushes through the head with a little of the other sort. When it is ready to go it signals you or just whooshes on...

Here's a heads-up for people who are looking for replacement ink cartridges for their Epson Stylus Pro 3800 and 3880 inkjet printers - there are new inks on the market that may fool you.The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 has been replaced in the Epson lineup with the Epson Surecolor SC - P800. it is an even more capable A2 -sized printer and will become the standard of the line - just as the Epson Surecolor SC-P600 will take over the position formerly occupied by the Stylus Pro R3000.Epson have packaged the new inks for the Sc-P600 in boxes quite different in appearance from that 157-series inks that serve the R3000. No-one will ever mix up the boxes and you won't choose the wrong ink.Not the case with the new inks for the P-800. Their boxes are nearly identical with the ones for the 3800 and 3880. see the heading page - the T5802 is for the older models and the T8502 is for the new SC- P800. If you don't look carefully, you might pick up the wrong ink -...