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 on: Today at 12:55:41 AM 
Started by Todd Suttles - Last post by AFairley
I prefer the lighter scooter but would darken in the headlamp some so it doesn't leap out as much.

 on: Today at 12:52:31 AM 
Started by armand - Last post by AFairley
A very challenging subject is the forest, IMO.  I quite like the first one, it's both representational and abstract, and captures the feel of woods in winter.

 on: Today at 12:36:24 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Plateau Light
What defines a fine art printer?
Focus. Doing that and just that.
When someone says he is a fine art printer I expect the following:
1) He only prints art. No "express printing service", no banners, no advertisement pieces. Just art.
2) He does that for living, it's not a hobby.
3) He uses the best equipment, inks and paper to deliver the best image quality and the longevity expected when producing a piece of art.
4) He is versed in art and has the ability to understand the expectations of his clients and helps them to achieve their goals.

That is just the minimum to be called a fine art printer IMHO.
Well so far that sounds a lot like me.

I would add that a fine art printmaker is capable of making a reproduction that is very difficult to differentiate from the original with respect to giclee.

He should also have some industry recognition and would have no problem seeing prints selling for thousands.
He would understand that there is no Swiss army knife printer as different medias require different approaches.
He would be the consummate ICC profile guru and profile tweeker.
He would be bald or greying from the hair ripping rite of passage.
He could make canvas, photo paper or art paper ROCK!
He would love dye ink.

 on: Today at 12:31:54 AM 
Started by terrywyse - Last post by tom b
There is a LuLa article here on scannerless  digital capture which might give you some ideas.


 on: Today at 12:26:30 AM 
Started by gchappel - Last post by bill t.
This world is full of dentists's reception rooms filled with hideous Walmart paintings.  Those impoverished walls are calling out for local interest subjects elevated to chromatic glory in the manner of Peter Lik, in sofa-sized, 24-inch-printer-friendly sizes.  Or preferably, 44-inch-printer-friendly sizes.  Just sayin'.  But in fact, that is a realistic and active market, not to mention lawyers, doctors, orthodontists, mayors, governors, etc.  Stay away from slot canyons, big waste of time.  You may be able to quit your day job, but think carefully first. 

 on: Today at 12:22:27 AM 
Started by spotmeter - Last post by spotmeter

Thanks for the heads up on the blur issue.

Will be sure to check from now on whatever filters I get.


 on: Today at 12:04:29 AM 
Started by Jeff - Last post by Mike Guilbault
This has been one of the best threads I've read in a while. Wink

 on: Today at 12:02:21 AM 
Started by haefnerphoto - Last post by chiek
I pray for the soul of the deceased.

 on: Today at 12:02:12 AM 
Started by Mike Guilbault - Last post by ThomasR99
Hate to ask a stupid question, Mike, but have you tried turning the unit off, letting it rest a bit then re-powering it to re-pressurize the carts?  How about a PK/MK switch, or putting in a newer/fuller MK cart to see if by chance the cart is the issue?

I'm sure you've heard others say that complete (or near) loss of an entire channel often isn't a clog but rather an air-bubble in the line that must be cleared, or issues with the dampers.  I occasionally lose my enitre PK/MK channel when I do an ink swap, and now and again when I have a 'minor clog"  (break in 1-2 lines, less than 5-25% of the line at most) and perform a cleaning.  As terrifying as it is to me when that happens, I often find that powering off, swapping another cart (I have a nearly full MK and one with about 20% left) followed by a print that drives a lot of ink thru that channel the next day brings me nearly completely back, and often once it's more than 90% back a standard cleaning finishes the job.  If 2-3 tries doesn't competely bring back the remainder, I refill my internal humidifier with warm water and let it sit overnight.  The next day I'm usually back.  Whether the humidifier trick has anything to really do with it nor not...I haven't a clue.

Sorry you're going through this, sincerely hope you're not facing a pressing deadline on any work.  Good luck on getting it back.

 on: March 01, 2015, 11:55:32 PM 
Started by terrywyse - Last post by Petrus
How about building a jig to hold the slides in place and simply photograph them with a DSLR and macro lens. We copied a few thousand glass mounted slides this way using a D800 and 60mm Nikkor macro. F/11 was used to have enough DOF. It took an average of 30 seconds per slide to do the copying, and another 30 seconds per file to adjust colors and crop in Lightroom. Much. much faster than scanning and the quality is more than good enough (actually better than the Nikon scanner I have).

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