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Comparing Epson UltraChrome Inksets


How do Epson’s three UltraChrome inksets compare?
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Areas Epson UltraChrome HDR exceeds gamut of previous inksets.
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Areas Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta exceeds Epson UltraChrome.
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Epson UltraChrome K3 3800 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
Orange
Epson UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta 3880 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
Spectrum
Epson UltraChrome HDR 7900 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
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Epson 3880



New Epson 3880!
Price
$1,295
Size
17×22″. No roll attachment.
Ink
UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta (8 inks) not UltraChrome HDR (7900/9900)(10 inks)
Autoswapping Photo and Matte Black ink.
Further reduced ink waste.
Print Head
Fast.
One-inch wide, high performance print head.
Even fewer clogs.
Ink specially formulated. Nozzle specially coated. Auto nozzle check and head align.
Fine.
Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 with variable sized droplets as small as a 3.5 picoliters.
New MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology (like 7900/9900).
AccuPhoto™ HD2 Screening Technology (like 7900/9900).
Among the very best printers for resolving detail and smooth gradients.
Profiles and LUTs
Epson PreciseColor™ makes unit variability is extremely low.
Epson’s ICC profiles and LUTs lead the industry.
Green
It’s built from identified plastic for easier recycling and uses smaller ink packaging.
Should you buy the Epson 3880?
Ask these questions.
What printer are you currently using?
Do you need roll fed paper?
Do you need a prints size larger than 17″?
How much physical space can you make for a printer?
Do you need the extended gamut of Epson UltraChrome HDR?
How much are you willing to spend?
Note! The optional ColorBurst® RIP Software is for PostScript and prepress proofing. Most photographers don’t need this feature.
Find out more about the Epson 3880 here.
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HOME – The Movie


On June 5, 2009, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s powerful new movie was released. A non-commercial venture this movie is free to everyone with an internet connection. It breaks the mold. The message is timely, succinct, and powerful.
The opening lines say it all. “Listen to me. Please. You’re like me. Homo sapiens. A wise human. Life. A miracle in the universe appeared 4 billion years ago and we humans only 200,000 years ago. Yet we have succeeded in disrupting the balance that is so essential to life. Listen carefully to this story, which is yours, and decide what you want to do with it.”
Arthus-Bertrand says, “It’s time to believe what we know.”
Belief leads to action.
What will you do?
Find lots of ideas here.
Find organizations here.
See Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s TED talk here.
Find out more about / watch HOME here.

Elizabeth Gilbert on TED – Nurturing Creativity


Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) shares her thoughts in this wonderful talk on creative inspiration. Ole! (You’ll understand this after you watch the video.) Our attitudes about what creativity is and where inspiration comes from are key factors in how we live our creative lives. Many of our concepts are inherited. Are our legacies serving us and others well?
The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that inspiration came from a divine spirit (daemon). Genius (related to the Arabic djinn or genie) was a spirit located outside the individual. Inspire means to breathe in. During the Renaissance western culture championed the individual. Genius was a unique individual with extraordinary talents. Individuals discovered and shared their unique creations through a still mysterious but ultimately rational process. Which perspective is right?
Here’s my take on the subject. They’re both right. And there’s more.
I believe people can channel (come in contact with and give expression to) universal forces and information greater than themselves. I also believe each individual has unique resources, talents, passions, and perspectives that they can use when creating. Furthermore, I believe there are collective human resources that are created by communities (as small as two and as large as the global population) that can be activated through collaboration – either passive, remote, and asynchronous or active, direct, and synchronous. (The web and social networks are providing new means and levels of access for this type of consciousness and interaction.)
I believe these are all different types of consciousness. I believe every individual can access all of these types of consciousness. The challenge is to become more aware of them; not only subconsciously and not just intellectually but holistically; all types of intelligence apply. Any acts of creation attain an energetic presence through alignment with any of these forces. The more alignment, the more energy, the more flow, the more profound the work. Combine multiple resources together for more energy and greater perspective. Direct experience, synchronicity, and clear perspective act as intensifiers.
What do you think?
How does that affect you, your self-image, your creative life, the things you produce, and the way you share them?
Comment here!
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Oriens I


“Oriens represents a new line of inquiry for me. Take the most compelling passages of changing light throughout an extended duration of time and weave them into a single composition … Neither method, resynchronization or recontextualization, yields a classically objective document. But the results of either application may yield artifacts that are truer to our experience of events. In one respect these represent the events more faithfully — they encompass the passage of time.”
Read the rest of this Statement here.