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Friday, Apr. 30, 2004 - 3:58 a.m.

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Keep your Epson Printouts In

Third entry tonight... a shorty.

Yay, after all that paperwork I get a refund of over a hundred dollars. yay.

And what is WITH the Epson people? I am unwrapping "Photo Quality Inkjet Paper" and it says "to protect the quality of your printouts, keep them in the original package and store them in a dark place, away from high temperatures, high humidity and direct sunlight".

Um the recommended uses of this paper are: "Presentations and Newsletters with Photos" according to the self-same packaging.

Um, HOW do you keep presentations and newsletters in the dark in the original package? Isn't the whole point to hand them out and share with people? "oh, people, here is the newsletter, please give them back after reading in this dimly lit room, so I may return them to the original packaging".


I guess that is a way to cover their asses when people complain the lovely photopresentations they handed out faded, scratched, discolored and blurred (the things that Epson says that the recommended treatment will help prevent). They can say, well, it says right on the package, to take the paper out, print on it, and put it right back. So we are NOT responsible.

I dunno.

Seems to me that it would be just ok to say "prints will fade with exposure to sunlight, high temperatures and humidity".

Other than that, they are very smart to just put a bilingual french/english paper wraparound overtop of the printed unilingual cardboard packaging, rather than printing bilingual boxes. Efficient to be sure.

Well, I am off to nurse my cold. I might finish reading that great book i am into now, which is "Jumping Up and Down on the Roof, Throwing Bags of Water on People: Cartoons and Interviews from Six of America's Favorite Cartoonists: Sam Gross, J.B. Handelsman, B.Kliban, Charlie Rodriguez, Brian Savage and Gahan Wilson" (YES that WHOLE thing is written on the cover!!) intro and interviews by Mark Jacobs. It is out of print, but if you go back to my daffodils entry tonight, you can click on "reading now" and it will take you to a place to buy it on the cheap.

I'd read my "Wanting a Child" book, but it makes me cry and that won't help my sore throat. Jeepers. Stillborn babies and habitual miscarriers, adopted from china kids and invitro. The whole shebang. It is very emotional going. Did you know that the parents adopting from China looked like they aged ten years over 3 days, according to the mother who wrote that part?? And that her daughter is so "feisty" that no one will babysit her and she cannot get playdates and the kid is only like 3?? eep!

So yeah, I'm shutting down for the night. I had huge plans to finish sketches for my Baby contract client (the one who I said is cool to work for, though they signed me to do this in 2001!), but I am not starting that at nearly 4am. For monday will be fine.




Oh yeah, read my other entries, the aforementioned daffodils one and the need a cuddle without leaving the house one. tah again!

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