Here is the first image (not matching the screen image in color or clarity, I’m sorry to say) to be printed by the new Epson. It brings up an issue: what to do with the growing stack of rejects I will inevitably generate here at the bottom of the curve.
The Epson SPR2880 is not just a larger printer capable of larger prints. With the production of professional level photographs as its ultimate goal, it is vastly more in need of user input right out of the box than the basic click-and-go color printer. And this particular user is only a baby step beyond clueless. It took me two hours to get a single page through the sheet feeder, and the result was disappointing–not the printers fault, but mine. Miles to go…
This shot of the abandoned working truck will someday emerge from the new printer as a black and white (see larger image) or sepia toned version. I like its simple lines, and it tells a story of use and disuse–off-road from the road less traveled, a grab shot with dogs barking at me from the houses opposite this pasture on Coles Knob Road.
I’m going to seek some hands-on printer help from three folks in town that have Epson printers and actually know what they’re doing. (And I appreciate tips offered by Fragments readers very much!)
Slowly, the lights will come on. Some day, I’ll stick a piece of 13 x 19 Premium Luster in at one end and exactly what I expected and wanted will come out the other end. That will be a good day.