Re: [gardeners] Saturday in and out of the garden

David G. Smith (
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 17:38:31 -0500

Paper makes a big difference in print quality, in my experience.  With our
Epson printer we get much better results with glossy photo inkjet paper than
with plain paper or non-glossy inkjet paper.  (I'm assuming the HP242C is an
inkjet printer and will behave similarly.)  We found Kodak Inkjet Photo
Paper for about $30 for 50 sheets.  It's heavy enough to use for cards, I
think.  They sell it in various sizes, but I thought it made more sense to
get big sheets and a papercutter.

I guess you know a high resolution scan isn't ideal for web page viewing.
Most people can't see anything bigger than 800x600 pixels, and setting the
JPEG "quality factor" down to 65 or so will save a lot of space without
degrading the image much.  I'm guessing that you know this, but I'm
remembering the time my cousin sent me a 200 dpi uncompressed scan of a
photo for posting on our family website.  It would have taken forever to


----- Original Message -----
From: Shirley,George <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2000 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Saturday in and out of the garden

> I'm toying with the artist web page design as we speak. She may join with
> couple of friends to share the cost of the web page even though it is only
> bux a month for server space.
> My scanner is a high quality one and will scan at high resolution. I'm
> at the HP 842C printer as it is touted as doing the job at a reasonable
> Haven't gone down to the printer store to check them out yet though. Want
> take some card stock to see how it's handled and a couple of pictures of
> Anne's I've already scanned.
> Miz Anne has done some large paintings. Largest I can remember is one of
me that
> was about 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall. I'm wearing my native costume and
> spiffy. Should have, I was only 25 at the time. Sold right away to someone
> both don't even remember. No one would recognize me in it because I shaved
> moustache and wasn't wearing my glasses. Two trademarks I've had since age
> Normally she works in 16X20 and does a number of 8X10 and 5X7. She's
primarily a
> watercolorist but does paint in oils and acrylics once in awhile.
> George
> "Carol J. Bova" wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> > I hope I haven't missed too much while my computer's been getting
> > by my son! I can't believe how chilly it's been. It's 53' now, and
> > to get up to the low 60's but down to mid-30's to 40's tonight! Going to
> > pick my last beefsteak-type tomato today. It's the only one that really
> > developed well and it's finally ripe.  The Romas are still full of
> > but I guess they won't develop into fruit at this point.
> >
> > George, you wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> > >Gotta go to the Zigler Museum in Jennings, LA and pick up Miz Anne's
> > >that has been on exhibit there for the last month. The show has closed
and I
> > >think she has a buyer for the painting. She sold one yesterday that was
in a
> > >small show at the library of our local University.
> >
> > Congratulations! That's great news for an artist!
> >
> > >I'm toying with the idea of
> > >scanning some of her small paintings and printing them out in color on
> > >stock. Might make a nice Xmas card to send to friends this year. Anyone
> > >ever do
> > >this and, if so, how did they come out?
> > >
> > >George
> >
> > If the colors scan well in the first place, and you get a good image, no
> > reason it shouldn't work. My husband's work is all too large to even
> > of scanning, (40 x 30 is a favorite size) but I have scanned 35mm photos
> > that worked well.
> > He hasn't done greeting cards, but he does notecards to show people the
> > range of his work, and to give as gifts.
> > For notecards, he usually just takes photos to the local copy center,
> > gets color laser prints of 4 photos per page. Then he cuts them apart
> > a paper cutter and uses a gluestick to glue them to panel cards with
> > envelopes that he buys at a commercial printers supplier.
> > You could make personalized greeting cards of all kinds with garden or
> > family photos after printing the inscription on the inside first.
> > Does Miz Anne have any images posted on the web? Would love to see them!
> >          Carol
> > Carol J. Bova
> > Some of Murray's paintings are at:
> >