THE EPSON Stylus Pro 9800 super-format printer, roughly the
size of an upright piano, and a comparison of prints 20 and
40 inches wide. Twice as wide equals four times as big. With
two-inch margins on 44- inch roll stock, a print of 1:1.5 proportions would be about
four feet by six feet.
biggest prints we currently offer are made on roll stock
24 inches wide by 40 feet long: The maximum small dimension
is 24 inches. In other words, you can have a print that's 24
by 55 inches, but not 25 by 55 inches. Our jumbo-format
prints would be made using 44-inch roll stock.
With two-inch margins all around,
this works out to a maximum small printed dimension of 20
inches for our current line and 40 inches for the
jumbo-format prints — exactly twice the width even though
the 44-inch paper is four inches shy of being twice as wide.
Read more about
our current large-format prints.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006
Larger Prints, Anyone?
around this time we launched our Printer Project, where for $50
subscribers got the large-format print of their choice once enough
patrons had signed up for us to buy the equipment to make prints two
feet wide. It was a big success. Now, in response to your requests,
we’re embarking on a similar project with a (literally) bigger
objective — getting the equipment to make prints four times as large.
So here’s the pitch:
limited number of charter subscriptions, at $200 each, will reserve
one extra-large-format print (44 inches by up to 96 inches — that’s
about four feet by eight feet, on 19 mil Arches Infinity French art
paper) of your choosing, for delivery in May. (The regular
price for prints that big would be in the $350-$500 range, so this represents a
significant saving.) In addition, we’ll send you two 17 x 22 inch
prints right away, of the 1956 DeSoto and 1947 Bohn images pictured
below (an $80 value). If we don’t get enough subscribers to meet our goal, we’ll refund your contribution,
and you get to keep the 17 x 22 prints. There are two options for
1. Reserve a jumbo-format print now from our Prints
section. Scroll to the bottom of any of more than 300 order
pages and choose the Jumbo-Format Print option. Or save time by
choosing from this page of
suggested jumbo- format prints — especially sharp images that will
look good extra-large.
2. Reserve a jumbo-format print now, but choose the print(s) later (e-mail
time up to April 15 with your choice). Click here.
(To reserve more than one super-format print, enter a quantity
greater than 1.) One reason you might choose this option is that new
images are always being added to the list of available prints.
Please note that you are not limited to the maximum possible
dimensions for your print — you may choose a smaller size if you
The reservation window closes April 30, 2006. Thanks, everyone. I
hope enough people show an interest to make this happen — David
Hall, Fairfax Va.
• Sign up as a charter subscriber before April 15 and we'll send you these
17 x 22 inch prints, on textured museum-grade Arches Infinity imported French
art paper (19 mil archival stock, 100 percent cotton), within 10 days.