I have been having some trouble lately finding a good printing company. I want to be able to scan my drawings at a really high resolution and print them onto a heavyweight paper that is suitable for greeting cards and prints. I want the prints to be of high quality since I'm selling them. There is such a variety in what they charge and what they can do that I haven't really found exactly what I am looking for.
Since I'm new to this business, I don't have any bulk orders to get scanned or have printed, and it seems bulk is the way to go if you want to save money. A lot of printing companies won't print onto heavy paper, and others only have small scanners. Others just charge an arm and a leg. So I have also been thinking about investing in a good quality printer for my home.
My boyfriend and I went out yesterday to have a look at printers, just to see what was out there. After much thought, I decided to invest in a high end printer, and bought a Canon Pixma iP6600D from Staples. http://www.canon.ca/digitalphotography/english/product_article.asp?id=855&cid=1
I'm quite excited to try it out and see what it will do. I will still probably take my drawings to get scanned at a printing company because our scanner doesn't have the high resolution that I want, but now I can do the prints myself.
The only problem is, my printer won't print the 11x14 size that I'm offering in my "Prints" section on my website. http://www.pagesportraits.com/prints.html So my options are to continue to have these larger prints done at a print company, or to stop offering this size. I would be interested to know what you all think. How popular would an 11x14 print size be? (I'm talking prints, NOT original drawings...I'm still offering these.) Please comment!!