I have been searching where to print things for my portfolio to take to scbwi conference and I went to a local print shop where I paid $60 for 12 images. They aren't done yet but I left disheartened, the guy was cold and very unhelpful. Like when he asked what kind of paper I wanted, I said I'm new at this and what it was for and what his advise was and he pulled out a folder and said this is the standard cheapest one and then just stood there in more silence.
Anyway! So I went to the library next to return books and remembered they might have something I can use, they have a cool craft room called the collaboratory and they were so nice! They have super nice macs and a big photo printer. They let me choose the paper (I picked matte is that right?) For only $1.50 a page !
Just wanted to share in case it helps anyone else!
here are some pics of them! I wish I had taken a pic of the printer, I think it was an Epson 100 or something
hannahmccaffery last edited by
Oh wow they've come out so nice! I really want to invest in a good Epson printer, they're just so expensive!
Wow, hadn't even occurred to me to see if my library has a good printer. Thanks for the tip! And sorry you had a bad experience with that local print job. He's probably a miserable human being taking it out on others:)
@Heather-Bouteneff That is such a smart idea!
@hannahmccaffery me too! It's on the "if we ever win the lottery list" lol
@Johanna-Kim I always find myself trying to make up a story to rationalize someones actions when they act like that.
I'm pretty sure this guy was in the back room just about to take a giant first bite out of his very very most favorite sardine and pickle and head cheese sandwich (on pineapple bread, of course) and I walked in all languid and indecisive and so obviously not a proper New Englander with my y'alls and shucks. He must have been so very distracted and annoyed.
Sara Hickman last edited by
I just quit working at a printer. He was miserable to you because you are a “small and non-repeat customer” he always treated the walk ins awfully and charged them way more.
Your cowgirl is so cute. I love it!
@Heather-Bouteneff Nice to know! Thanks! Your art looks great.
Laurasketches last edited by Laurasketches
Libraries are the best! My brother lives in Connecticut where the library is literally the community center: gardening class, yoga, print-making... so cool!
I will check out what my local library has to offer.
AND I think your reading lizard is charming.