sketches of my students, my mother's dance students and our cat
Had a lot of trouble with finding a good printer - so I've decided just to get a really great machine for myself! I've been told Epsons and Cannons are the two top models to look for when making art prints, so if anyone has experience with these - feel free to drop some knowledge on me.
I had a good experience with Alphagraphics in Worcester a few months ago, so I went back to get 2 very important prints done. I don't know who helped me the first time, two gentlemen, but I really miss them. This time, I walked in to a completely empty place - like walk out with their Mac empty. 5 people walked by me before finding out if I was being helped.
I explained that I needed very high quality art prints, on super matte, thick stock paper. The paper sample was okay, but I got the feeling they weren't really getting me, and the attitude was kind of like "Okay, is this for your band?" I left a really uneasy.
I come back a few days later and they prints are dark like inkstains. I mean, unacceptably dark. I ask if I could possibly get them lightened up and they informed me "Whatever file we get is how it prints". The End.
What?! No - the way it works is that I buy a proof from you - ask for adjustments and you make me a nice effing print. But apparently I should have insisted on a proof because it wasn't even an option.
Basically I spent $50 on totally useless prints, and made my customers wait another week until I got the corrected prints back - customers who patiently waited a month for me to get them ready, and now I am absolutely terrified the quality isn't there for them.
If I am going to sell prints of my work, I want them to be stellar - it needs to speak well of my work, and I refuse to spend another penny on bad prints.
...........................................Been a really long week, working every day, so here are somethings that made me smile despite it:
What on EARTH is this creepy nonsense?!