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Re: Need advice for Large Format Printers


Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 03:46:59 PST

In a message dated 11/9/03 8:46:29 PM, writes:

I say, woo hoo! Sounds like it'd be a lot of fun to handcolor a really
big print, a la handcolored photos..and maybe collage on top of it...cut
it up and rearrange the pieces... Yow, I'm jealous! >>

Well the problem is the quality of the paper. You can't really use marker on
it (I have tried permanent marker). You an glue paper and all that on it and
laminate it, but it still turns that funny color and fades when exposed to
light. So, it is good for information type posters that you can make every few
years (they really need to be replaced every year, but who has time for that!)
and the lighter colors of ink cannot be seen from far away.

So, it is nice to have this option, but it doesn't solve the art teacher's
problem of how to get larger visual aids without too much expense.