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« on: December 14, 2010, 08:41:51 PM »
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My ipf8300 arrived last week, and I read with interest the threads from Josh and others about moving the beast to a second floor. In my case the second floor involved a twisty set of stairs, and I *really* like my neighbours so I didn't want to hassle them and risk crushing them under this monster.

I thought about it for a bit and then inspiriation struck. I called a piano moving company. The printer is now in my studio! Here are a few photos of how it went:



The printer was attached to a 7ft "piano board", which neatly fit between the slots for the printer stand. They wrapped both ends with moving blankets, and the bottom that we stood the printer up on had extra padding inside too.



Standing the printer up to get the pallet out from under it.



Final adjustments to the many straps holding it onto the piano board and rolling dolly (which was used to get it to the front steps).



Up the stairs. This was the "easy" part, as they'd already cleared the curved steps at the base of the staircase. The hand rail was removed from the wall to make more room. They basically had one guy pulling it up one step at a time via a strap, and the other two below pushing and steadying it.



In the upstairs hall, headed to the print studio. At this point it's basically smooth sailing. We tipped it down onto its belly again, undid all the straps and removed the piano board, and then stood it back up on a moving blanket to drag it into the studio.



Pulling it the last little bit to get it in the studio.

Anyway, it was an adventure. Total cost was $300 ($250 + $50 tip). I am glad I paid them to do it!

Neil
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 09:31:36 PM »
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Nice work Neil and a great idea on the piano mover!
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 09:45:53 PM »
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You better plan on keeping it for a while, Neil. The cost to have them remove it will be about what you'd get selling it 2nd hand, given Canon's penchant for selling 'em at such low prices.

I'm sure you'll love it. Don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions on it, although it shouldn't be much different than your 5100.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 09:47:43 PM »
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You better plan on keeping it for a while, Neil. The cost to have them remove it will be about what you'd get selling it 2nd hand, given Canon's penchant for selling 'em at such low prices.

I told the movers that they wouldn't have to come back to move it down. I would just take a Sawzall to it and carry it out in pieces. By the time we move it'll be worth $0 Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 10:12:12 PM »
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I just sold my 8100 for $750 (needs heads) and it had the equivalent of 12 full 330 ml cartridges. Sigh.

I told the movers that they wouldn't have to come back to move it down. I would just take a Sawzall to it and carry it out in pieces. By the time we move it'll be worth $0 Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 08:31:38 AM »
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Neile,
Thanks for sharing the fun with your new Canon 8300. It brought back fond memories of my partner, Chris Foley, and me having to nudge Iris 3047s up to our third floor studio. Cheesy



cheers,
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 09:11:02 AM »
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Nice. Looks like Rapunzel or something, lowering hair to hoist it up Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 09:47:10 AM »
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Whoa!!  That's awesome, Mark!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 09:55:45 AM »
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Is yours set up yet, Brad??? And where are you sitting during OOTBW? I should stop by and say hi Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 10:35:41 AM »
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Yes, mine is set up.  Fortunately I'm on the first floor.  We had a dinner party at my place with a dozen or so people, so I grabbed a few of the guys and we moved the printer from the garage to the studio.

I've found out of the box color to be terrible.  I'm still amazed that either the printer profiles are that bad, or that there is this much variation in the units.  So the sample roll is pretty useless, as soon as I've made my profile, I'll probably have run out of paper!   Smiley

I'll probably try some 44" canvas and look for a 3rd party profile for it, ready made.  If the color is still wrong, then I'll have to make my own, but that has never been a process I've enjoyed or be particularly successful at.  Let me know if you (or anyone else) has suggestions for a canvas for this printer I should try.

Absolutely--please do!  You'll find me with Storytelling - 3179 if memory serves.  *correction*: 3845.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 10:41:32 AM »
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I get good results using Breathing Color Chromata White canvas. I tried their newer Lyve but it had too much reverse curl.

  Let me know if you (or anyone else) has suggestions for a canvas for this printer I should try.

Absolutely--please do!  You'll find me with Storytelling - 3179 if memory serves.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 10:43:38 AM »
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I've got a roll of the Lyve sitting on the floor waiting to go into the beast. I've used it on the 5100 with success so I figured I'd give it a try on this one. Sure hope I don't have reverse curl issues  Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 10:54:26 AM »
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Mine was their 17" test roll and truthfully, I don't remember if the curl became a problem only after coating it with Glamour II Matte. No problems either way with the Chromata White.

I've got a roll of the Lyve sitting on the floor waiting to go into the beast. I've used it on the 5100 with success so I figured I'd give it a try on this one. Sure hope I don't have reverse curl issues  Undecided
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 11:17:29 AM »
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I'll give Chromata White a try--I've heard very good things about it.  Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 03:54:39 PM »
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Neil,
I remember when we purchased our Epson 11880, and our studio is on 10th floor. And we couldn't take it in the elevator  Grin
So we also called the piano movers, told the weight of 384 lb and they said -No problem, we're used to grand pianos.
After 20 min in the stairs, oh yea they where exhausted  Tongue

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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 04:39:23 PM »
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I've found out of the box color to be terrible.  I'm still amazed that either the printer profiles are that bad, or that there is this much variation in the units.  So the sample roll is pretty useless, as soon as I've made my profile, I'll probably have run out of paper!   Smiley

Make sure you run the calibration/linearization, you can use the sample roll. IIRC, it is not done automatically during the installation process and is necessary to get good results. I don't use any Canon media so cannot tell how good are the Canon's profiles.

I'll probably try some 44" canvas and look for a 3rd party profile for it, ready made.  If the color is still wrong, then I'll have to make my own, but that has never been a process I've enjoyed or be particularly successful at.  Let me know if you (or anyone else) has suggestions for a canvas for this printer I should try.

I am using BC Lyve on it. It has slightly smaller gamut compared to my 7900, but OTOH better Dmax, same applies to matte papers in general. Didn't notice any problem with reverse curl.
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 06:46:14 PM »
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Mark

Is that a Picture Of the studio in Old Town ( alexandria) wow when I was there I often thought : How did they do it"

Found Memories..By The way I Havent talked with your old Pal the last I heard he was in North Carolina.. retired.. Good for him..

Cheers and Thanks for sharing Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 07:08:47 PM »
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I am using BC Lyve on it. It has slightly smaller gamut compared to my 7900, but OTOH better Dmax, same applies to matte papers in general. Didn't notice any problem with reverse curl.

That encouraging. I have an 8300 on order, and I was hoping for a bit more Dmax than my 3800.

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 09:55:31 PM »
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Hi, Mulis,

I'd assumed I hadn't run that--so I gave it a shot (I found Calibrate under Set/Adjust Menu | Adjust).  The patterns that printed look familiar, so I do believe I've run that before.  Is that also the linearizing step you referred to?

Thx,
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 12:28:42 PM »
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I'd assumed I hadn't run that--so I gave it a shot (I found Calibrate under Set/Adjust Menu | Adjust).  The patterns that printed look familiar, so I do believe I've run that before.  Is that also the linearizing step you referred to?

Yes, that's it. It prints and measures 12 strips, one for every ink channel.
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