Breathing Color has just added a new entry to their blog giving detailed instructions with lots of pictures on how to load canvas sheets on Epson desktop printers. It is written by Arthur Patkowski who I know personally and is a great resource for technical assistance at BC. I know you were having troubles with this issue recently, I hope this helps.
Thanks for the info! I received their email about this new video and yes, it is clearly explained!
I tried this technique and it worked very well! So I was able to print the test targets of BC and have Artur create the custom profile for my R2880! They really have an excellent service.
Hopefully I'll have some time to print in the coming weeks as I also need to test if the Timeless coating varnish is OK since the gallon arrived at home totally frozen (it was delivered in the coldest days of January).
I think the Timeless will be okay if you just let it thaw slowly. I recently started using a spray gun when I had to coat a huge seven foot long panorama print. It is well worth the cost (under $100) if you are going to be laminating canvas prints often and it is indispensable for large prints. Watch their videos on using a sprayer, very helpful. Make sure you buy one that is an HVLP (high volume, low pressure) model.
Well, I would say anything over 16x24 or so. Here is the problem. Timeless and Glamour II tend to dry too fast when spreading it on large surfaces. It becomes almost impossible to cover the whole print and still have time to smooth out the roller marks. The result is a horribly uneven surface that shows badly when viewing the canvas at an angle. A sprayer when set correctly is the way to go in this case. I recommended the sprayer to you because I wish now that I had gone this route from the beginning. It is so much easier to apply this way and it is so much faster. Plus you get a very nice smooth finish with absolutely no flaws. The key though is to set the sprayer so that you get a very fine mist, if you go too heavy with it it will run on you. Anyway, just thought I would pass on my experiences.
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