Epson 9900


My Epson 9900 just arrived. I’ve been using the 7900 at the Epson Print Academy. What’s new? Incredible yellows and oranges with improved blues. The best dot structure ever, better than my 11880. Great detail and smooth gradations. Epson HDR ink isn’t a quantum leap but it is a signficant evolution.
Stay tuned for more details.
See the 7900 in action at the Epson Print Academy.
The Epson Print Academy is in Seattle tomorrow.

Henry Wilhelm will make a special appearance.

Ink Info – Agitate Cartridges to Prevent Sedimentation


Sediment in ink can settle so agitating ink that’s been stationary (for more than a month or three) makes sense. Agitate gently, or you may damage the needle valve in the cartridge. You don’t need to do this for ink in a printer, unless you don’t use the printer for a long time. The printers gently rock during use, which provides automatic agitation.
Learn more at the Epson Print Academy.
Learn more in my workshops.

Epson Print Academy – Larry Kaufmann




The videos in the Epson Print Academy are packed with information. Epson’s Larry Kauffmann, a source with over a decade of direct real world insider experience, quickly dispels many myths and provides clear information.
Here’s one tip. Epson printers provide both USB2 and Ethernet. Both are fast enough for the highest quality printing. USB2 has length limitations, so it’s used when printing from a computer near a printer. Ethernet is used to print over longer distances.
As an aside, fast data transfer prevents banding. If you encounter banding check a few things. Check head alignment. Check the cable delivering the data – type and length. Check to see that the computer spooling the data isn’t taxed performing other functions.
Learn more at the Epson Print Academy.
Learn more in my workshops.

Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann – Just Suppose


“There’s nothing more exciting for an artist than an exhibition showcasing new work, unless that show also features the work of an equally acclaimed and beloved spouse. Such is the story of photographer Jerry Uelsmann and artist Maggie Taylor at their recent “Just Suppose” exhibition at the University Gallery, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Fla.
Although the content of their art has a similar ethereal quality, both have very different approaches. Jerry Uelsmann rose to fame in the 60’s and 70’s as a master black-and-white printer creating composite images with multiple enlargers and long hours in the traditional darkroom. In contrast, Maggie Taylor produces her dreamlike color images by scanning objects into a computer using a flatbed scanner, manipulating the images with Adobe Photoshop, and printing them in a digital workflow using Epson Stylus Pro printers.”
Find out more about the production of their new work for this exhibit here.
Read my conversation with Jerry Uelsmann here.
Find Jerry and Maggie’s books here.

Pete Turner – Empowered By Color



“Legendary photographer Pete Turner still knows how to punch up the color and get people’s attention. The master colorist, who broke all the rules in the pre-computer era, is taking his creativity to an entirely new ground with the unprecedented control of digital technology. His photographs are best known for their blazing hues, atmospheric effects, daring perspectives and surreal landscapes.
Turner personally printed 50 of his most loved images, with colorful names like “Lifesaver, USA” and “Hot Lips,” for the recent retrospective, Pete Turner: Empowered by Color. The photographs were on view in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. at the renowned George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.”
See the short 6:33 video on Turner from Epson Focal Points here.

Epson's Dan Steinhardt Talks About HDR Ink on IDP Radio


Dan (Dano) Steinhardt, Marketing Manager, Epson Professional Imaging talks with Scott Sheppard of Inside Digital Photo Radio about Epson’s latest announcements including the new Epson Ultrachrome HDR ink set, the Epson Stylus Pro 7990-9900 and the new Epson Print Academy. Dano explains many features their benefits, including the greatly expanded color gamut and AccuPhotoâ„¢ HDR screening technology.
Find out more about the new Epson printers here.
Find out about the next Epson Print Academy near you here.