Today i printed a 2.5m print of one of the Hasselblad XPan images that featured in a previous post, A Garota de Ipanema-The Girl From Ipanema. It was quite a stressful event, as 2.5m of image allows a lot of room for things to go wrong. Nothing went wrong, it looks awesome.
I have an Epson 9900 printer, a formidable beast indeed, it can print 110cm, or 44 inches wide and this 2.5m print is the biggest image i’ve ever printed in one go. The 4m canvas previously mentioned was printed by Paul Parin, from Studio Red Dust on a bigger printer, an Epson 11880, which is 152cm, or 60 inches wide. There will be a blog post about that 4m image once it is installed in its proper place.
As you look through these photos (click to enlarge) you can see the progress of the print. Its difficult to imagine scale from a small photo, but just remember that the canvas this image is being printed on is 1.1m wide… Read the rest of this entry »