If you're on my Snapchat you're probably sick of all the snaps of my new printer! I've had the Canon Pro 1 in my office since late August and I am seriously in L-O-V-E !
Being the geek I am, I'd researched this printer for months. I have an awesome professional print guy in the North Island who I've been with since getting serious about quality prints a few years ago and I didn't see the point in investing in a printer of my own when I was so happy with the results & service from him. But when Canon offered up a ridiculous deal on this printer I really had to do the math. Nowadays I am doing more & more prints for my clients and the convenience, turnaround and control I have with printing myself has huge advantages.
The first realisation that came with this printer is that the responsibility is all on me now. I have to keep papers + ink tanks in stock and if I get a print wrong I foot the bill directly. And a full set of ink tanks had me in a bit of a sweat when I had to click confirm on that transaction! Time will tell just how cost-effective this operation is but I've done the maths and the accountant gave it the tick of approval ;-) ha!
The joy I felt when I saw the first lot of prints come out of the printer is hard to describe. Being able to create something from start to finish makes me very proud and I think it will be many prints yet before the excitement of watching prints being made before my eyes wears off!