Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Art at Trinette's in Southeast Portland

Trinette Weber and her daughter, Marlis, are currently displaying our work in their flower and gift shop, Trinette's, at the corner of SE Stark and 81st in the heart of the Montavilla neighborhood. In addition to an "island" display containing matted and framed prints, we also have smaller displays with pendants, magnets, bag tags, and note cards for sale. A limited number of 2011 calendars of the Portland Japanese Garden, with our "Sunrise" on the cover, are also available. Several of our large framed prints are on display in the windows, as well.
This stretch of SE Stark is a vibrant area filled with great restaurants, bars, and boutiques and the beautifully restored Academy Theater. On the first Friday of each month, the businesses stay open late and host art openings, concerts, and food and drink specials. If you're in the area, please stop by Trinette's and show your support for local artists!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Preventing Nozzle Clogs in Our Large Format Printer

Like anyone else with a professional level Epson printer, we're constantly battling against the dreaded clogged nozzles. The situation is always worse in the winter, when we're constantly heating our home, creating a dry environment. Well, George at Pro Photo Supply just gave us something new to try: placing a wet sponge in a Tupperware container with holes drilled in the lid into the cabinet while the printer is not in use. This will create a mini "humidifier" that should help keep the microscopic nozzles from drying out and clogging. We'll let you know how successful it turns out to be!