Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Canada,New York and Printing
Church door in New York and used to create a design in PSP9.
We are having a very cold spell here just now and I must admit that my workroom is not all that inviting at this time of the year as I work in the loft(attic) which has been converted for me. We put a window in and a heater, but it still gets very cold there in Winter.
I did go up and stayed about an hour and a half. I stitched more into my second heart piece and used my new printer to print an image onto some cotton. I was thrilled to be able to do this.
I have an EPSON Stylus D88, I believe it's still C88 in the USA. I was told the C series have been discontinued in the UK. This printer uses the UltraBright Ultra Inks, the inks with the Teddy. They are supposed to be colourfast for a very long time. It turned out slightly pale, but I read somewhere that even though I'm using this ink and therefore don't need to make the print lightfast, washing with Bubblejet solution will help to give more vivid colours as will choosing Best Photo quality.
I have mentioned the choir's trip to Canada before.
It was a wonderful opportunity for me, but while other people in the group were taking photos of views, important sites and members of the group, I was busy snapping unusual textures, buildings from strange angles, ceilings, doors, tree trunks and so on. You know the sort of things that interest us? I had some strange looks from some of the others.