I admit it. I'm not considered one of the top 20 artists of America who have agents working for them, top galleries pining for them, and someone else to do all the dirty work! Hence, I buy my own printer. I print my own prints. I sell them at shows. Surviving as a (slightly) less than top artist takes more than doing what you love. It takes doing what you would most certainly rather NOT be doing in order to have the margins and volume it takes to make enough money to then be able to do what you love.
What did I learn during those 6 hours on the path to loving my new printer?
5) My favorite paper thus far is a PremierArt Platinum Rag Fine Art Paper. It has a cool sheen to it that gives my artwork a lovely glossy look similar to that created by the Acrylics on the original art. Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to testing out a premium bamboo paper, but it did not get included in the sample pack I ordered, so I will have to order another.