Sunday, October 18, 2009
Glasgow Print Studio
Have started to prepare work for my exhibition next February and the first piece of work I want to complete is some digital prints on Japanese paper.
Well, I went into Glasgow Print studio to discuss whether it would be possible to do this on their new printer.
"No way!" says the director standing in the middle of his state-of-the-art new printing premises.
"That machine cost us £6,000".
OK he has a point so its back home to fiddle with my own printer and try to work out why some prints are coming out so heavily inked as to be unusable.
Well, I guess it is just another hurdle that those of us working with new media face weekly if not daily. Unlike making traditional art we can't ring up a friend or seek out expert advice on how to solve these problems, because nobody has ever done it before. It is a case that we all have to work it out as we go along.