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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    1xroll of 60"x40' canvas

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    1xroll of 24x40' canvas...

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    1xHVLP spray gun to coat the canvas

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    3x quart of semigloss archival canvas coating

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    200x Crane Museo greeting cards...

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    xconverge OT Supporter

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    Are you making a sailboat like in that picture? Are there special settings you need to use to print well on that? Does it come out ok?
     
  3. Formula-95

    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    help me understand this a little better
     
  4. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    ok...

    I'm printing pictures 6'x5' on canvas using the Epson 11880 and the 60" roll, and 3'x2' using the epson 4880 and the 2' roll.

    Once you print on the canvas, you need to coat it to make it waterproof, UV save and fingerprint/scratch resistant. So i'll be creating a spraybooth in my basement and spraying each print with the semigloss coating.

    Then I'll be mounting these prints in a gallery wrap style, like a real stretched canvas painting for display!

    In the end, they'll look something like this:

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    Except a lot bigger, and with my film noir pictures instead of little girl pictures....

    The greeting cards will be printed up using some of the other film noir images and will be packaged with the store that's holding the gallery opening's Valentines day gift baskets...

    (this whole thing is for a photo exhibit I have opening in early Feb.)
     
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    I predict a respirator, gun cleaning kit, and an air compressor coming in soon :cool:
     
  6. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    got a 30gal. compressor already that I have for my framing nailer, trim nailer and staple gun. Which is why I went with this kind of gun instead of a self contained unit thingy...

    The respirator, gun cleaning kit and solvent are coming later today, as soon as I get off my ass and hit up home depot...

    I also have to hit up AC Moore to start looking at different size easels to display the stuff on, and to get some canvas stretching pliers...
     
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    what do you use to print on that canvas?
     
  8. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I'm in to see the finished product. Looks :cool:
     
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    oh, silly me i just saw where you said the epson
     
  10. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    holy jesus $15k printer
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    iirc, he's in charge of the printing lab at a photography/graphics school and gets free use of their equipment :o
     
  12. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    correct!

    well, sort of... I'm actually in charge of the IT section of the photography program... I'm an IT guy, not a manager...

    But same thing, really...

    So yeah, tonight I got the stuff I need to make a spraybooth in my basement:

    vent fan w/piping to vent outside
    heavy duty plastic drop cloth to cover sides, floor, ceiling.
    shop lights
    gun cleaning kit and acetone
    respirator and goggles
    small staples for the air staple gun


    Monday i'm heading over to Blick in Philly to get the stretcher bars and canvas pliers...

    Think i'm set. First print will be Monday or Tuesday, depending on when the printer is ready to rock, then the spraying will be 24 hours later...

    I'm gettin excited! :noes: :wiggle:
     
  13. Formula-95

    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    awesome. in for free prints! ;) j/k
     
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    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

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    sounds fun!
     

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