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I'm just gauging you guys here. I have an HP Designjet 130nr with a full roll of photo glossy, engineering matte and half a tank of ink with a spare full set. Since I stopped all commercial photography, it hasn't been getting any use. It's too big to sell and ship so there would be no point in doing so.

Rather than have it sit there and let the ink dry, what would you guys pay for prints? It can print anywhere from 4x6 to huge size. Technically it's a roll, so 36" x 75' (feet!) is possible given that the ink lasts 75'.

It's really non-profit so it's not going to net me much. I would also provide you guys with the color profiles calibrated to the paper and ink for soft-proofing. It's pretty darn accurate on my screen and I have yet to encounter anyone complaining about its quality.
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Over 9,000 dollars. Seriously.

No, in honesty, I might have a couple of things that I was hoping to print off at a decent size, and I'd rather give someone I know (well, by association) the money than some .com..
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Over 9,000 dollars. Seriously.

No, in honesty, I might have a couple of things that I was hoping to print off at a decent size, and I'd rather give someone I know (well, by association) the money than some .com..
Same. I don't really have a set price in mind, but if it's close to what online sites can offer (or even a bit more), I'd be willing to print some shots out with you.
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If you can compete with online places than I would be enticed. That being said for the photography I do (Weddings, semi-professional modeling, advertisement, personal work) I don't handle printing but simply hand over the digital copies. I can however recommend your printing service should you choose to go through with your plan.
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Hmm, I'd have to think more about this. Maybe I'll give a test (free) run to a couple of select photos of OCN members?
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how well does the printer print BW? i might have some BW prints i want to do...
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Hmm, I'd have to think more about this. Maybe I'll give a test (free) run to a couple of select photos of OCN members?
I wouldn't mind paying for your test run, TBH. Maybe it'd also help you figure out your profit margin and exactly how much to charge?
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Yeah, I wouldn't ask for freebies either to help you get up and running. I'll try to get out and shoot something soon (or dig something up that I'd like printed)..
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i wouldnt mind paying you a little something for a test run. i just dont know if i have any that i would want printed
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Yea, I'm looking through my Flickr to see what pics I want printed myself. So far it's down to some of those city light landscapes I shot a while back along with the birds on the beach shot I have for my laptop BG.
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