joanne shih

lettering, illustration, design

day 49: beautiful things

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What I learned today: dots are time-consuming.

What I learned today: dots are time-consuming.

I forgot to mention this earlier this week, but Jon and I decided to invest in a nice printer for our apartment specifically for design projects! I had been wondering how I would print stuff for future projects, since so far I've only used a local printing company for our wedding paper goods, which worked out well but wouldn't be as suitable for small jobs, like one-off prints. So.... we bought a Canon Pixma Pro-100 after doing a little bit of research. It wasn't cheap but there was also a $200 off mail-in rebate, so I think it was a good deal!

Since I worked from home today and Jon got the day off for Good Friday, we decided to test it out after I finished some stuff for work. SO EXCITING:

One of my favorites from the Psalms series... mini-prints!

One of my favorites from the Psalms series... mini-prints!

Last night's lettering: digital print & original pen+paper version!

Last night's lettering: digital print & original pen+paper version!

Very satisfied with the printer so far! We haven't gotten heavier, matte paper yet that I'd like to use for prints but we tested it out with the sample photo paper (glossy) that arrived with the printer, and it looked pretty spiffy :) YAY!

This week was quite crazy.. I have more to share in a later post, but I'm off to bed now to rest up for Easter weekend (or FEASTer as our church is calling it this year)!