What I’m talking about relates to the prints we’ve been doing at the gallery. The envelope is now being pushed. Print sizes are increasing, and so is the interest the prints generate!
While I’m typing away another 32″ x 48″ print is winding it’s way through the Z3100. It’s a slow process. Very slow. The printer screen (which I just peeked at) tells me there’s 16 minutes and so many seconds remaining on a print that started 25 minutes ago. That’s the price you pay for high quality and amazing detail. Time.
That and $7,000 for the printer, $936 per total ink refill, and hundreds of dollars in canvas and paper rolls. So, the price you pay is Time and Money. Hmmmph! Sounds like some sort of hoaky expression!
Currently I have two big ones stretched on 2 inch bars up in the gallery. We have 2 more ready to go, and I’m printing the Palatki Ruins. Yes, it’s still printing…..I type fast you know!
You know what I really need now? Aside of time & money that is….. My stretcher bars that I ordered the other day. 2 big wraps rolled waiting to go up. Another finishing up it’s print (still waiting), and no bars yet. Ah well, that’s what you happen when you delay on an order. My own bad!
It’s been a little tough to get my own prints rolling this week. I’ve had several new clients for scanning show up, several new print clients, and customers in and out looking around the shop. Fortunately once I get to load one of my big ones I have time to do other things (like blog here).
Finally though I seem to be caught up with everyone else’s prints. That means it’s time to get mine done, so I am. One mini-gallery wrap finished off, the Palatki print (still going), and I’m considering doing an enlargement of the Twilight Wagon. We’ll see about that one.
One might think I’d come racing in tomorrow to do a few more prints. That person would be wrong, totally wrong. I’m heading to Sedona for the morning. I have some errands to run.
The prints will wait, after all, they’re only mine! I’m not a paying customer you know, and they always get priority with me. I’ll yell at myself later when I don’t have time to print for myself again. That’s the way it goes! 🙂
So, there’s the scoop on the mega prints. And just so you know, the prints can go larger. Wait for the 36″ x 54″ prints that I’ll be doing for a gallery in Sedona next week! Oh, yeah, I’ll be showing in Sedona now as well. Hoorah!