I was just basically GIVEN an epson 7800. It has been sitting for a while, so given the chance that I can get past the clogged head... I'm about to drop into the world of large format printing. It's something I've wanted to do for a LONG time.
The printer itself was acquired in a business merger by a biz associate of mine and has been sitting idle for a while (NOT GOOD)... and I've done a bit of homework on how I might get it running again.
The good part? In the printer's menus, the service life indicators show almost NO USE...
So, if you have a moment... I'd be interested in your take on fine art matte papers as well as smooth surface "traditional" photo surfaces (including glossy surfaces). I've always been a matte surface person, but there are ssssoooo many beautiful papers out there. I think, in the end, I'm more interested in natural papers without OBAs that would have the greatest potential for longevity in combination with beauty... any of you that know me know that my work features people pretty prominently... and I have some fine art portraiture projects on the horizon.
I'd also be interested in thoughts on current web resources for printing... and maybe some info on print head unclogging (even though I think I've found most of the sites out there).