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Thank you for your comments.  I appreciate it!

best,
Sharon


On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Maia Sanders
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> I reproduce my watercolors on an epson 4880 I inherited from a
> wedding photographer friend who didn't want to move it from California to
> Australia! I think it is great. But costly and there are seven inks that
> need tending and replacing. I use roll stock paper for cost reduction.
> I would check with a pro photo shop in your area. If you are doing
> weddings you may be able to find one easier. Ask a photographer what they
> use, see if you can test run the printer.
> There are two different black inks- one photo black for glossy stock, and
> matter black for more absorbent media. My printer came with a full
> cartridge of photo black and I didn't fancy the $110 to replace it-
> however, It worked just fine- a fiddle with the settings and it was good.
> If you decide to buy this printer or another large format epson printer
> there are extensive online user groups for help.
> Best,
> Maia
>
>
> On Monday, October 21, 2013, Sharon Morgera wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I am a calligrapher/botanical illustrator looking for help with printing
>> of watercolor art.  I make custom maps that up until now I have printed as
>> line art and hand-painted the color work because I have never had good luck
>> with print quality of watercolors.  Does anyone know of a good method to
>> print on good heavy stock so that the watercolor quality looks original?
>>  Clients don't want to pay for giclee prints....these are wedding maps and
>> such.
>>
>> I'm considering purchasing an Epson R1400 to do it myself but not sure it
>> will be any better and might be more trouble than it's worth.  Quanitities
>> are usually 50-100.
>>
>> Thank you in advance.
>>
>> Sharon in Rhode Island
>>
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