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Jerry, I assume the "Mike" is me. So I'll respond. I understand what you are saying, and agree that your position in this note is very reasonable. But what I was initially responding to was a post you made agreeing with another guy that the papers are too expensive to sell to clients and make money with. I totally disagree with that notion. I don't think they are too expensive to be profitiable withat 16x20 inches. But even at 8x10, you're talking about $1.25 for paper and less than $0.30 for ink with the 3000. That's just over $1.50 per print. I consider that to be very reasonable. Would I rather pay $0.80 than $1.50? You bet I would, but $1.50 is reasonable. Just to clarify my point, I think it is false economy to invest in very capable prints, high quality scanners, long lasting inks, then the cheapest paper one can get away with. If it works, great. But if you are compromising with one of the less expensive papers, then I personally think it's a mistake when it's done for a client. --- Jerry Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Mike, > > I thought I had made myself clear on one point, but I guess not. Like > all fine art photographers who have been shooting pictures for 30 + > years, I have a LOT of images I want to Print. Thousands. I am only > happy with the very best I can do. I would LOVE to sell them on my > website, but haven't been lucky yet. I have had about 300 people e mail > me on how nice they think my black and white images are, but no one buys > them. I probably have them priced a little high, but up until now, I was > having a 4x5 negative made from my finished photoshop manipulations, and > printing them in the darkroom. Locally, I have sold dozens of prints at > about $250 or so, matted and framed. Now with the epson 3000 and > archival inks, and papers, I am going to offer them that way, and lower > the prices substantially. BUT I still have all those prints that I want > to print for myself! and THIS is why I can't afford $5-7 per sheet for > paper. The ones I SELL I WILL use more expensive paper. You must be in a > similar position, no? You must have a lot of pictures that you want to > print for YOURSELF, but feel that $5-7 is too much for a single sheet of > paper? After all, you don't get a perfect print the first time, do you? > Takes me 2 or 3 tests to get everything just right. I've spent so much > on the other equipment, I just can't afford the expensive paper for > myself! > > Jerry http://www.westernechoes.com > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > === Explore potential income opportunities with Greer and Associates at http://www.ibocity.com/greeraa. Also, Come visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://www.greer.simplenet.com. Mike Greer __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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