Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Swimmer. #4/10

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Size: 9.5 x 6.5
Medium:  Inkjet Giclee on archival paper.
Dated: 7/22/2010

All I wanted to do last night was print my little folk art swimmer for the buyer, allow it the 24 hours required drying-time before spraying it with a protective UV coating in time for a Saturday morning shipment. I had purchased and installed 2 new HP Vivera ink cartridges, which gives Giclee prints a very long life.

Hours of troubleshooting last night plus 10 pages of archival paper, setting adjustments and cleanings etc.-later and still I was seeing streaks on the print. More hours of tech support with HP this morning still did not resolve the issue. (At least HP still offers tech support and helped me although I am beyond the tech support time limit with my 5 year old printer!) Finally, I tried replacing the new cartridges with the old ones and voila, problem solved. Another call to HP to arrange the return of the new cartridges and AT LAST I am ready to ship my little print!