I like big prints. I find it differentiates my pictures from the tiny images we show or see on mobile phone screens. I’ve been printing with a Canon Pro-100 for a while now, but I’ve always been frustrated by the fact that I can’t print real panoramas. The printer is designed for 13×19″ prints and the driver can be forced to print up to 26″ but that’s it. The best I can hope for is a 1:2 print.
So I started to do triptychs. Three panels 12×18″. Still 1:2 but I can always add another panel and stretch the image. Still I was growing restless. This arrangement prevented me from doing facemounted panoramic prints on acrylic.
Then, Epson offered a rebate for the month of January on the SureColor P800. What a machine. 17″ wide prints and a roll feeder for prints up to 129″ long! I took the plunge. I’ll write more soon on this new printer as I get accustomed to it.
My Pro-100 will find a new home with a good friend.
So I’ll sign off with my usual Happy Shooting but also Happy Printing!