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Epson Stylus Photo R1900 – Steppy

Ok. it’s fairly ridiculous that I spent $500 on a photo printer when I NEVER print photos. I never use glossy stock. I rarely print anything as big as 11×17. BUT I got a discount and I got this (not so) little guy. We’ll call him Stepper. 

Stepper and I weren’t friends right away. I think he was a little grumpy that I hold on to the smaller and old old old 5400 under the desk. That little guy is a grandpa but still a work horse… 

Anyways, I wasn’t very friendly to little Steppy at first because I couldn’t get him to print nicely like I saw in the demonstration. I used to print from Illustrator because I like the vectors but the prints kept coming out jagged and weird… especially the type. One day, I tried printing from Photoshop and the crazy problem wasn’t there. At that moment, I developed a BIG crush on Steppy. 

Now we are best friends. He prints straighter and with amazing color (and he should cause he has 8 or so different cartridges in there – 2 blacks, even) and he is fast and accurate and I know that he only gets grumpy when I feed him crazy papers – but we work through it and work together. Now I am in love with him… We are still getting to know each other but I have a feeling this is going to be a great relationship.

Why am I always personifying printers? hmmmmmmm……