May 2nd, 2014

I used to love that moment when the printer comes to life and you hear the head begin to move. I would anticipate the beautiful print coming out of the slit out front, smelling like fresh ink, and would sit there watching the magic happen…

Well last night changed that. Last night I wasted 8—eight!—sheets of very expensive paper (Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag, beautiful 308 gsm 100% cotton paper sold at $125+tax in local stores for a pack of 25 sheets).

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  • This is how the print is supposed to look! “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
    This is how the print is supposed to look! “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
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  • This is how the prints were coming out all day yesterday! “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
    This is how the prints were coming out all day yesterday! “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
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  • The evil duo. “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
    The evil duo. “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
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  • Was this “the chicken bone”? “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
    Was this “the chicken bone”? “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
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  • But when everything works well, it's pure magic . “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
    But when everything works well, it's pure magic . “The Thing With Feathers” charity art show behind-the-scenes (printing troubles) at Art Zaratsyan's studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 2, 2014. Photo: Art Zaratsyan
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May 2nd, 2014

I used to love that moment when the printer comes to life and you hear the head begin to move. I would anticipate the beautiful print coming out of the slit out front, smelling like fresh ink, and would sit there watching the magic happen…

Well last night changed that. Last night I wasted 8—eight!—sheets of very expensive paper (Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag, beautiful 308 gsm 100% cotton paper sold at $125+tax in local stores for a pack of 25 sheets).

Read more…