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Printer manufacturers make great printers; but they often don’t offer some really useful accessories. The two I have in mind are a printer stand and a dust cover.
Printer stands are not an issue for the behemoth models that come with bespoke stands, but for the larger desktops, for example theEpson 4900, I’ve received inquiries about what I put it on. As well, there’s been a fair bit of discussion about whether dust can clog the nozzles.
Let’s start with the furniture. I had quite an issue with this, and as I mentioned, I’m not alone. The 4900 is a hefty piece of machinery and its head movement also has heft; so when it moves back and forth on its rails making a print, if the furniture the printer sits on isn’t inert, some of this carriage movement causes the underlying support to shake gently with the carriage; I’m not convinced this is a great idea.
When I bought the printer I shopped around for a solution available here in T...
Mark has been making photographs for the past six decades and started adopting a digital workflow in 1999 first with scanning film, then going fully digital in 2004. He has worked with a considerable range of software, equipment and techniques over the years, accumulated substantial experience as an author, educator and communicator in several fields and is a frequent contributor to the Luminous-Landscape website. Mark developed a particular interest in film scanning and authored the ebook “Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop” available on the SilverFast website. In his “other life” (the one that pays for the photography), Mark is a retiree from the World Bank Group and now a consultant in electric power development.