I finally unpacked my new Epson printer from the box! Woo hoo. I don’t know how you can have such a nice tech toy laying around for two months without touching it, but unfortunately I had to get the studio ready so I could have somewhere to put it. Eventually, it will be housed in our other room (aka admin room for the studio) but right now it’s standing on the dresser (which I’m about to put on Craig’s List!).

The printer was very easy to get going. I just removed all the packing tape and installed all the inks.

I spent a few hours testing it out, but man… it takes time to get an accurate print! What I mean is, I have to rely on that I’ve taken a very good high resolution photo first of all, and then work on the image to match the original by using both Lightroom and Photoshop (a photo will seldom show the same colors your eyes sees so by using software like Lightroom and Photoshop, you can get it as close as possible). Of course, I want the prints to be perfect so it will take me several hours for each print to just be right. That, and “honey? Can you help me?” 

Testing it out.

So, my big news is that I hope to offer several different 8×10 inch prints in my Etsy shop in a couple of weeks! They will be prints of complete paintings and prints of selected parts of a painting. I know, I know… I’ll have to eat my words about not believing in prints. I still prefer originals and will continue focus on them. I just think this is a good budget option for people who love my art but can’t spend money on an original piece. I hope you will enjoy them. Eventually, I plan to do my note cards in-studio as well, but one thing at a time.

Happy Friday! Hope you’re doing something fun this weekend!