Home Printing Or Printing Service ?

Over the last week I have been researching on the best way to create greeting cards using my images to increase my range of products. What I want to create is a high quality product were the quality is equal to what you find in any high street shop. 

After purchasing and testing various materials I have come to the conclusion the only way to achieve this goal is using a printing service to create my cards. 

To print at home I would need a printer suitable which would cost £120 minimum for an Epson XP 55 and I would rather put any money towards an A3 printer which are about £500. However producing my own work would allow me more flexibility in my range.

A printing service offer superior materials from what I can  aquire which should produce a more professional look to my products. This method has its disadvantages in I would need to order a significant quantity to make the unit cost acceptable therefore putting money into stock with unproven sales potential. I will also be initially limited to about 6 to 8 designs.

Over the next few weeks I will be contacting various printers requesting samples and creating designs. 


My Week Off

My photographic activities for last week were based around a self imposed theme of sunsets, the idea was leave in the afternoons to capture sunsets and then the night sky.

This time of year the sky doesn't get completely dark till around midnight and after all the walking to locations I weren't in the mood to wait around too long and I try and avoid driving when tired.  

With Norfolk i'm spoilt for choice when it comes to locations with the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk Coast providing ideal scenery which I were rewarded with the effort in traveling to Berney Arms and Burnham Overy Staithe.

The online shop is now open for business which is still being improved and I intend to expand my product range to blank greeting cards once I have a sourced the materials I require to create a high quality product.

My next holiday won't be till the end of July for a week on the Norfolk Broads with family. In a couple of weeks butterflies should be in big supply to photography which I am looking forward to, Swallowtails in particular which only appear on the Norfolk Broads.