Picture a Day #152, June 27th, 2014
Admittedly, this is one heck of a cluttered photo and not particularly artistic or awe-inspiring. I got that. The significance of this photo is the new addition to my office: a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer! I've pondered the purchase of a good printer for some time and I've always put off the purchase because I work with top of the line printing facilities and because these are rather pricey to operate. The drawback I always run into, though, is the ability to produce very small quantities of prints that need to get done fast but do not necessarily add up to meet the minimum order at some of the labs. Print prices at the labs have also crawled up significantly over the past couple of years. So, with a little big of prodding from some friends, I finally broke down and purchased the top of the line in Canon's professional desktop photo print line. The shipping weight on this was 79 pounds!
So I spent some time this afternoon experimenting with the various settings and papers to determine what looks best. That wedding couple image coming out of the printer is a 13"x19" print--which is the maximum print size this beast can handle.
Off to the left is my gear case all opened up. I have all of my batteries rotating through the charges, getting ready for a wedding tomorrow in Janesville.
Have a great weekend!