And it is so pretty just sitting in the box.
Me – It arrived!
Missy the grey cat – MEOW!
McGandy the orange Cat – Meow!
Me – Isn’t it cool! (Trying to hold back tears and jumping up and down while the delivery guy is still there waiting for my signature at the front door)
Missy – Meow. Can I get in the box now?
McGandy – Feed me.
Needless to say, I can’t wait to test it out. I’ll be able to print on canvas, heavy card stock, watercolour paper and best of all be able to offer hand coloured reproductions of my ink drawings in limited editions. It prints using UltraChrome K3 pigment based inks which are waterproof and will last for up to 300 years under glass. I am currently using an HP Photosmart printer that prints with dye based inks which are not waterproof, will last for 70-100 years and am limited to letter sized heavy paper stock which isn’t bad… but this is better!
Last night I wrote to Epson with a pretty big question after reading through the documentation that accompanied the printer.
I may not be able to plug it into my computer! Uh…oh.
My computer – Titanium Powerbook G4, OS 10.3.9, 1GHZ, 512MB ram
Minimum requirements for Epson R2880 – G5, OS 10.3.9, 1.67GHZ or Intel, 1G ram (2G ram recommended)
Once I hear back from them and get the go ahead to plug in, I will. And, if they say don’t do it your PowerBook will blow up! I’ll simply purchase a new Macbook.
I can increase RAM and update my operating system, yet, I can’t go to G5 or Intel from G4 and can’t increase to 1.67GHZ from 1GHZ as that.is.impossible.
So, I have my cake and I need to wait to eat it.
…but it’s worth it!
I’ll post a review as soon as I am technologically capable to.
Note to self – either use the flash or don’t use the flash when taking photos
Orange cat always wants food. She’s 18, so I usually give in and give it to her.
Grey cat is 11 and always wants into every box I open.