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ISO50 x Epson 9900

Posted by Alex

As Scott mentioned, the ISO50 studio recently added the hulking Epson 9900 to its arsenal. We purchased the printer through Kirk Economos of Meridian Cyber Solutions, and he was on hand to help us set things up and make sure everything was working properly. I filmed the set up procedure and a trimmed down version is displayed above. Many thanks to Kirk for helping out! If you are in the market for a large format machine or other print supplies, we would highly recommend the guys over at Meridian.

In case it doesn’t come across on screen, this is one serious machine. I’m used to working with the much smaller R2400 and there is really no comparison. It’s been pretty exciting to have the ability to output such massive prints with the 9900. We had a few color profile and paper issues initially, but everything is working smoothly now. Look for a detailed post about color management and calibration next week.

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Michael says:

August 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

This is awesome. I would love to upgrade we have a mimaki JV33-160 (for printing on exterior vinyl) and I have an epson stylus pro 10000 but its been sitting. Maybe I will try and get that fired up again. What are printing for the most part? Posters?

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Jared J says:

August 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm

so much wasted space on that last roll print! I run a 9600 at a print shop that’s valuble real estate… What paper are you guys putting through?

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Scott says:

August 11, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Jared-
We have a smaller roll now, we were just testing on the first day with a 44″ Hahnemuhle German Etching since that’s all we had at the time.

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Anonymous Rex says:

August 11, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Awesome. Hopefully this means you’ll be making some of your prints available in large format now? *drool*

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Jay Williams says:

August 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

That printer looks amazing! Who wouldn’t love to have one of those around the house? I don’t think I even want to know how much the ink cartridges cost.

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Jesse says:

August 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

thats a pretty huge investment, and with the ink you will be buying and paper I was wondering what the primary use of the printer is to justify all the expense… Just to print posters to sell in your shop or at shows, or do you use it to print for clients as well? I wouldn’t think you would want to print for clients to much because you would have to charge way more to cover all the ink/paper. Especially in high qty’s.

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Brian says:

August 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

damn – nice post. thanks for sharing. i, for one, am mystified by the printing process, so any insight fascinates me.

and big ups to kirk – someone to elucidate the process and workings so clearly must make all the difference in the world.

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Allen Mueller says:

August 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

So this means we can finally order 3ft x 4ft iso50 posters, right? That’s what many of us have been holding out for. I’m prepared to pay for it, too.

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Anonymous Rex says:

August 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for the link, Scott. Great Ghostly poster.

By the way, which debossing method/tool did you end up going with? I know you were getting creases/wrinkles before, but it looks like you’ve solve that problem. Did you get it made in the bay area? Is there a post on this topic?

Thanks!

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Joram Oudenaarde says:

August 13, 2009 at 6:40 am

Nice machine!

So… when are we able to buy prints in an offsize (i.e. panoramic landscape or portrait) design from thise godly printer? ;-)

But seriously, most of the time when we can buy a nice design/poster from someone, it’s usually a “standard” size like A3-esh. I would be very interested in a panoramic (like 2 A3′s in portrait above eachother for example) print of some of the things you sell :-)

Other then that… to bad you don’t live in Holland. I would love to pay you to make some prints for me and my girlfriend’s designwork!

Ok, enough with the direct-ness… congrats on the amazing printer though. I’ve seen one of the older brothers of these babies, and while the one I worked with was a tad slow, the colors were an absolute delight!

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NAVIS says:

August 29, 2009 at 12:09 am

Oooooooooooooooo!

I SO want the biggest size you have. Let me save my pennies. That’s some serious, serious posterage right there. Bravo. Bravo!

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Anonymous says:

September 4, 2009 at 2:17 am

I purchased one of your print 4 mounts ago and probably that one from this machine … and it is good. Good choice

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Dos says:

October 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

Does your printer seem to stop and pause alot while printing? we upgraded from a 9600 that did not have this issue