Friday, January 15, 2010, 08:38 PMI am often asked what color ink we use the most, or how much ink our printers use. Well, it is time for an end of the year inventory and I have found a recycler for our empty ink cartridges. Here is the ink for just over a year from just one of our four printers—the Epson 9880. The most common color was no color at all; it was Light Black at 19 cartridges. Light Magenta came in second at 14 carts, Light Cyan at 9, Yellow at 8, Matte Black and Vivid Magenta at 4 each, Cyan and Light Light Black at 3 each.
That is a total of 476 ounces or over 3.7 gallons. Wow that is a lot of ink. We had a busy 2009 printing for artists and photographers! And we were happy to send off over 30 lbs of empties to a recycler. We will have even more next year since we recently added a fourth printer to keep up with the demand.
Note we do not use refilled cartridges. We ONLY use genuine Epson ink. But there are other uses for empty cartridges including refilling with Dye Sublimation ink, which is used for fabric transfers etc.
Husom & Rose Photographics
Monday, October 19, 2009, 01:33 PMWe recently printed a new exhibit for the Minnesota Historical Society's Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The exhibition titled Minneapolis Riverfront Then and Now, 1858 and 2008 opens at the Mill City Museum on November 12, 2009. It features modern prints of historic photographs of the Mississippi River area as well as contemporary images by Minneapolis photographer Jerry Mathiason. Jerry is a master of re-photography having done a number of these projects in the past; his images capture not just the current view, but are often striking photographs in their own right.
Above right is Hennepin Avenue at 1st in 1858. (Click image to see a larger view) Jerry's contemporary shot was made a dusk with the night skyline aglow in the back. The exhibit contains a total of 16 pairs of then and now. It is amazing to see how the riverfront area has changed since Minnesota became a state 150 years ago. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
For further information visit the Museums Website at: Mill City Museum Calendar
Here is Jerry's Website with examples of his work. www.jerrymathiason.com
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 03:49 PMWe have once again worked with textile artist Mary Anne Wise photographing the wonderful Guatemalan fabric pieces she gets from that countries weavers. Proceeds from the sale of the works goes to Friendship Bridge who in turn gives micro loans to the weavers. This years project was particularly nice to work on since the photographs have been published as a book.
This years show and sale will be held in Denver CO at the Rug Source - Denver Design Center 595 South Broadway #126 E Denver, CO 80209. Having seen last years show, I can guarantee you will find some great pieces. It was a joy to photograph them.
Here is information on the project, show and the book: http://www.friendshipbridge.org
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 02:55 PM
We are once again a part of the Red Wing Minnesota area artist studio crawl—the Studio Ramble. This years Ramble is Saturday Sept 19th and Sunday Sept 20th. Both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Almost 2 dozen artists work will be available at the 14 studios in Red Wing and over here on the Left Bank of the Mississippi River in Hager City. Our studio features the work of 4 artists. In addition we will have sample Giclee prints and a tour of our print facilities. Come join us for a ramble down the river to see some great art and meet some great artists.
This years poster and brochure features one of my recent photographs from Arnold's Amusement Park in Okoboji IA. Click on the image on the right to see a larger version.
For more information and to download a map visit: www.studioramble.com
Husom & Rose Photographics
Monday, August 24, 2009, 02:41 PMWe print for artists in a wide variety of mediums. Scott Khron, a high school art teacher from Blaine MN, produces some of the finest colored pencil drawings I have ever seen. His speciality is details of the Lake Superior landscape. This year one of his works was accepted into the prestigious 17th Annual show of the Colored Pencil Society of America in Atlanta Georgia. Scott went down for the opening and convention and mingled with all of the superstars of the colored pencil world.
And here is Scotts work, including his drawing from the exhibit: www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=134275.
Here is a link to information on the show: