New Photo Printer

So I finally broke down and replaced the (broken) 8.5″ Epson R800 (which doesn’t do B&W at all well) with something a bit better—an Epson 3880, which prints up to 17″ wide and does gorgeous B&W (they both do quite good color).

Epson 3880 printer waiting

Epson 3880 printer waiting

There is, however, one other slight problem—where to put it. I’ve let the office get a little, um, cluttered, and this printer is a lot more than twice the size of the last one so I can’t just replace it in place.

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Definitely a bit cluttered

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That’s the Epson 1160 set up for quadtone B&W, not the R800

Dealing with this of course takes space to sort through things (plus frequent emptying of the trash and recycling). It’s going to take long enough that the normal workspace (the bed) isn’t a viable choice, though.  So…new shelves! The theory is that the bottom two shelves will hold the stuff sitting on the floor where the shelves will go, leaving three more shelves per unit for other stuff.
First unit

First unit

First unit in use, second half assembled

First unit in use, second half assembled

Two shelf units!

Two shelf units!

And significant progress has been made.  I need to settle some power and data connectivity issues, and carry that big box down into the basement, which may be a bit interesting.  But I should be printing tomorrow.

Over half the desk cleared

Over half the desk cleared

The stuff on the shelves can now be sorted in smaller groups, and the stuff behind the shelves integrated, and stuff on the computer shelf.  And eventually a lot of the stuff on the other shelves where the second closet is supposed to be can be moved and sorted, and the closet built, and some of the stuff moved into it.  And, in the end, these new shelves removed again to open up that floor space.  But they give me space to do the sorting needed now, which is a big win.

One Response to “New Photo Printer”

  1. corwin Says:

    I pulled a few things out of the dumpster behind our old office yesterday. I’ve managed to collect half a dozen each whiteboards and punchdown rack-mount cat5e panels (assorted 12-48 channel.) I also found two pretty industrial surge suppresser bars, looks pretty easy to take the ears off that one (I gave one away already). Some other random. Oh yeah, one other that probably deserve a photo…

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