Testing my Canon PIXMA Pro9000 printer (with the Mk II print head – long story which is on my blog somewhere) after it had been in storage for about a year. I am pleased to say, all it needed was a single head clean function carrying out along with new inks and now works perfectly. Not bad for a printer that was boxed-up in Oman, spent five months in storage there, travelled by sea and stored here in UK for another six months. The only packing preparation it was given was a clean, remove the inks and put the print head in its original foil pack with silica-gel, press out as much air as I could and seal with tape.  I am a happy bunny  🙂

I can now work on some prints for hanging on the wall of our new house, such as the one above from October 2013.
All I need is to decide what paper I will use: always had either Premium Fine Art Smooth or Pro Premium Matte (or their older equivalents) from the Pixma Pro range by Canon. But being back here in UK, the range of papers for both traditional darkroom work & digital printing are almost limitless. Bit like film, instead of hearing “gosh you don’t still use film do you?” I am spoilt for choice. It makes up for the (forgotten) dreadfully changing weather & very expensive fuel prices.

8 thoughts on “Printing.

  1. What a beautiful photograph; no wonder you are printing it. I especially like how the weight of the sky is balanced by the tree, and the tuft of grass by the dark triangular peak in the mid distance. Even though the tree is leaning out of the frame, the dark clouds bring it back. It’s an extraordinary photograph for the mood and light alone.

  2. Wonderful photo, David. I have given up printing, both digital and conventional photographic. My house is filled with prints now and I really don’t need more. I do have a photo book printed each year And have been very happy with the results. There’s nothing like looking at a good reproduction on paper. Good luck with your new home.

    1. Thanks Josh
      It was on a day that ended up being rather wet !!!
      The printer being A3 was checked with my fingers crossed, rather expensive if I had needed to replace it.

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