A while back in one of my Rants, I mentioned that Luminous-Landscape was going to be focusing on Getting Back To The Print. For me photography is the print and these days—way too often —I see photographers taking really nice images on very expensive cameras and not even printing them but only sharing them on social media and on mobile devices. While all this is fine and I am just as guilty of doing the same thing, it is the print that still holds the magic for me.
I am all about the print. It could be a box of 4×6 inch snapshots or 40 x 50 inch wall art.
To kick off the Getting Back To The Print Project I reached out to a number of industry friends and manufacturers. I picked a date and asked that printers and people would converge on our Indy offices during the week of December 13th, 2015. I was joined by Mark Segal from Toronto, Jeff Schewe from Chicago, Dan “Dano” Steinhardt from Epson and John Pannozzo from ColorByte Software. And, of course Chris Sanderson of Luminous-Landscape who served as our videographer. Michael Reichmann couldn’t join us for this week as he had just returned from his Ethiopia expedition.
Canon and Epson were very kind and sent us their newest 17 inch wide printers: the Canon Pro 1000 and the Epson P800. Mark Segal was here to do the review on the Pro 100 as well as a follow up review on the P800 using the NEW Epson Legacy Papers. We had plenty of ink and paper and we put Mark at the the table with the printers, where he worked hard all week printing and analyzing the capabilities of these printers. We’ll have detailed reports in the near future on both the printers.
Join Kevin as he gives a brief tour of the Indianapolis offices of Luminous-Landscape
Luminous-Landscape – Indianpolis
The Unboxing and Set Up
Prior to everyone arriving, along with my wife Debra, I took up the task of unpacking and setting up the printers, as well as running initial tests. Here are a few images from that process. We’ll cover more about the initial set up in our detailed reviews.
The Epson P800
The Canon Pro 1000
Time To Get To Work
As a kid I spent my summers at a summer camp and after a fun eight weeks away from home, we would sit around the camp fire and sing Kumbaya and reminisce about all the fun times we had. That was how ending our time together was for these past few days. There is nothing like getting a number of very passionate people together discussing photography and printing. Lots of good conversation and learning by all. We hope we can share a lot of this with you over the coming weeks and months.
I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to spend their time with Luminous-Landscape. It was true pleasure and honor to spend time with everyone,