Printer Cart For The Epson P800 and Canon Pro 1000 Printers
The new year brought a few resolutions for me. I happen to be one of those people who try my best to accomplish my resolutions. One resolution was to remodel the Luminous-Landscape offices and gallery, and the other was to completely clean out and reorganize the camera room.
The camera room is located in the basement of my home, and it is the size of a bedroom. It is literally a room jam-packed with camera gear and bags. And it’s a big mess. Because I review and test and work with many camera brands, this room is packed with gear. At present, we store cameras in packs, bags, and plastic containers. These sit on shelves and are somewhat organized. However, lately, I have been finding it too hard to locate specific things. Also, I have a battery charging nightmare, with dozens of different chargers all over the place.
In our Luminous-Landscape offices we were looking pretty good, but we had little room for growth and adding new people to the team. Thus we set out to remodel this space too.
I’ll be doing an article on each remodel when it’s complete. Our goal is to have everything finished by the end of April, especially the offices and gallery. On April 28 and 29, we will be having an open house. It’s all part of the kick-off for Indianapolis 500 race month. During those two days, we will have thousands of folks visiting our offices. The number of people visiting the Luminous-Landscape offices and gallery will be staggering, and there will sometimes be a line of people waiting to come in and browse images. If you are in Indianapolis on those dates, come by and visit. Actually, come by anytime you are in town. We always welcome visitors and love to talk shop.
I did some serious thinking about how to organize the camera room and came up with a plan. We will be installing all new drywall in the room, and we will remove everything that is currently there. We have purchased a number of products made by Seville. We’ll highlight these in another article in the near future. We will be using cabinets and closets, all on wheels, and plastic containers for organizing everything. The rolling cabinets have drawers where we can keep cables, filters, batteries, and lots of small stuff.
We will have a large, rolling shelving unit just for the dozens of camera bags we have. When complete, everything will have its place and be labeled so it can be located easily. The room is humidity controlled and secure.
The Offices and Gallery
The offices and gallery are where we work on reviews and projects. We can also set the space up as a small classroom and exhibit space. Many of our videos are also done in this space. My challenge here was to find printer stands for the Epson P800 and Canon Pro 1000 printers. The Epson 9900 printer is on wheels and already has a place.
I wanted a printer stand that could be moved around so it can be located near a workstation or put into position when needed for teaching and demos. After looking for a stand online, I came up blank. When visiting a mechanic recently, however, I saw that they had heavy-duty, wheeled toolboxes. I thought that these would be a good solution, except they looked too industrial. I searched on Amazon and discovered the Seville brand of products. These looked perfect. They have big wheels, and their size is perfect for the printer.
I ordered three rolling cabinets, a workbench, and a rolling closet with doors. One of these rolling cabinets will become the stand for the Epson P800 printer. I was able to work the Canon Pro 1000 into the remodel layout so that it will be part of my personal workstation. Once the remodel is complete, I’ll show the whole set-up.
The rolling cabinets come unassembled in boxes weighing 100 pounds each. I pity the poor UPS man who had to deliver them. The units took about two hours to assemble and went together very easily. The instructions are good, and the parts fit very well. The time-consuming part was assembling all the pieces that make up the drawers. The cart’s wooden top is a nice addition, and its big wheels allow it to be moved anywhere. There’s a big handle on the front for pulling it. Rubber bumpers prevent you from knocking your feet into sharp corners or scratching something when moving the cart around. The wheels lock easily when in place.
As you can see on our main system we use for our workflow we can roll the printer out so it is next to the operator. This makes it really easy to monitor the printing process.
If you are looking for a place to put your new printer that has storage and can move easily from place to place, give the Seville rolling cart some consideration. Stay tuned, as I will update you on the two remodel projects and what we learned in the process. Also, don’t forget: If you are in the Indianapolis area give us a call and stop by for a visit.