Last week has been full on printing, mounting and wrapping prints, for the Artsmix (http://www.artsmix.co.uk) market in Leeds, next weekend. This is a frightening first for me! No more hiding behind the internet; instead, out their, exposed, before the great, paying, Yorkshire public. Selecting images was difficult; standard print sizes ruled out favourite square format & panoramics; old favourites bit the dust; local work took precedence over shots from further afield; attempting to build a diverse, interesting range; … and how the heck do you price them? The true test will come not through likes, favourites and comments, but through the kerching of the cash till. If I make enough for a pint of beer by the end of day I’ll be happy.
All prints were produced using an Epson R3000 A3+ printer, using Epson pigment inks & Epson premium gloss and semi-gloss paper. After struggling with an HP A3+ printer, and using external labs, the Epson R3000 has been a revelation. The right colours, tones and exposure, just pop straight out of the printheads onto the paper with little adjustment and no real calibration. Fantastic! The R3000 has now been replaced by the SC-P600, but that would have to be a hell of a printer to justify an upgrade.