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02-28-2003, 11:50 PM
I have a question about where you go to have quality prints made of CP work and what sort of papers have any of you had them printed on?
All leads welcome! I may want to make notecards or prints to frame.
02-28-2003, 11:51 PM
I'm going to move this to the business forum as I think you'll have more luck there having your question answered, Susie.
Also do a search in the business forum for prints.
02-28-2003, 11:52 PM
Thanks, Arlene! Much appreciated
03-01-2003, 01:42 PM
I am very glad you asked this question because I, too, need to know. Anyone out there?
03-01-2003, 03:01 PM
Doing a search in this forum on "prints" or "giclee" will turn up a lot of threads.
Some of the best ones are located in the sticky threads up top. There are several people who are producing their own prints and they have posted all sorts of information in a couple of threads on Ink Jet printers. There is an old one and a newer version. Both are linked in the sticky thread at the top of the forum and are incredibly valuable if you are thinking about making the prints yourself.
Other than that, I've heard of people using Staples art for giclees.
Susie, for CP work, I'd recommend printing on a watercolor paper, preferably hot press. I can't remember if Arlene has successfully used Stonehenge for prints or not. There is also a thread in the CP Hall of Fame that deals exclusively with prints of CP work and has some paper suggestions that you may want to check into.
03-01-2003, 08:31 PM
Thanks, some of that was very helpful, now I WANT AN expensive epson printer, but I am still in the market for where to go to print notecards and anyone have an idea where to go to have note pads made, or where to buty one of those gluer trimmer thingies to make pads?
If I find out any answers, I will let you all know.
03-02-2003, 02:05 AM
i have the epson 1280...it's great but if i was buying a new wide format printer now, i'd get the 2200...the inks are more archival...
you can print notecards with the printer...that's how all mine are made.
I have tried stonehenge, but find that unless i use epson paper, the prints don't come out well...stonehenge doesn't have the porceloin (sp) coating that the papers made for the printer have...i find even generic printer papers don't give good color.
03-02-2003, 02:38 AM
please don't get upset at me, but I just have to ask a silly question... what the heck does CP mean?
03-02-2003, 11:13 AM
CP is short for Colored Pencil. I orig posted the question in the CP forum but it was moved to this forum. I still would love to hear from CP artists however and their experiences reproducing their works in whatever manner, be it notecards or giclees.
03-02-2003, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by moxilla
I still would love to hear from CP artists however and their experiences reproducing their works in whatever manner, be it notecards or giclees.
I'm not reproducing my CP work. I don't know if any of the forum regulars other than Alyona and Arlene are. They are both using inkjets.
Oh, I think Cathexis had prints made by a local printer and Ironhorse has had prints done too.
03-02-2003, 12:25 PM
I take my work to the printer and ask for 'heavy business card stock' which is sturdy and looks professional (also linen is pretty).
To do note cards I take a good quality digital photo and take the disc to the printer, that way you can save the scanning fee of $70.00 (here) and they can print as many as will fit on one sheet and you are still paying by the sheet. When printing small amounts I use my Epson printer and put 2 notecards on a page. I use linen for printing because it produces a nice quality and doesn't have to be an expensive Epson brand.(Ihave the C80 printer which only prints the standard size but does have the waterproof lightfast inks) I am thinking of investing in the wide format as well. I bought the older Epson Photo Ex on e-bay but found that I cannot use any of it's wide format features because itis not compatible with Windows XP and there are no driver updates yet. That was a bummer!
For backing board and cellophane envelopes I use "Impact Images" also known as "Clear Bags" on the web. very inexpensive and yet nice quality.
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