Archive for June, 2015
Buy This Printer
(you know you want it…)
Zeus has been my “baby” since about 2012. I hate to let him go, but I really need the room and he is bored, only running once a week to keep his jets clean. It’s sad, really.
Since we are no longer doing the art festival circuit, the demand for producing large prints has dwindled to the point that I no longer need my Epson 9900. Therefore, I am selling it.
The important points to consider are…
- This large-format (up to 44″ rolls) printer produces spectacular results, utilizing ten ink tanks with two varieties of black.
- Currently it has a fair amount of ink left in its tanks + an extra maintenance tank, new in the box.
- New, it is supplied with starter tanks (it uses 10 colors) that last for 2 or 3 big prints. Ink tanks sell for $89 each, so multiplied by 10, there’s another $900 plus tax and shipping.
- You don’t have to pay for shipping.
This may not initially seem like a big deal, but consider what it costs to transport a four hundred pound palleted crate from wherever you buy it from – to Dallas. Even Amazon wouldn’t ship this baby for free.
It is completely assembled.
This may not seem like a big deal, but consider that it is six feet wide, over four feet tall and weighs 256 pounds. To unpack and assemble this beast that normally comes in a box that is over eight feet wide and five feet tall takes at least two big, strong people and a couple of hours time.
It is in perfect condition.
It is always covered when not in use.
It works perfectly.
It has not been in a commercial production environment,
which means in the overall scope of things, it has had very little use.
Its name is Zeus (because it’s so damn big…)
Zeus can be yours for $4,000
and I’ll even throw in a roll of paper or canvas of your choice that I have on hand.
With one exception I use Breathing Color papers and canvas. They are spectacular and are produced in Austin, Texas. I use Red River’s pearlescent metallic paper for some of my work and that is produced right here in Dallas. I have quite a few rolls on hand in 17, 24, 36 and 44″ sizes. I will sell these for less than they cost me, just to make room.
- If you have been paying someone else to do your printing, you’re drastically reducing your profit margin.
- You are also increasing your delivery time.
- Having your own 44″ printer means you can make large-scale prints for pennies per square foot.
- You can deliver prints for framing in 24 hours.
- You can produce museum-quality giclee prints that would hold up to any gallery-quality requirements. Canvas or luster, rag or metallic, the results are simply stunning.
Buy it now.
You know you want it.
I was recently contracted to produce a graphic piece for Fort Worth.
This is the final edit. Carving a fiddle into the shape of an “S” was fairly time-consuming, but fine-tuning the longhorns and hand-painting them (with a tablet) took by far the longest to get the way I wanted it.
Cowtown – Where the West Begins… To Swing