I'm looking for a large scale printer that can print my drawings on watercolor paper for the purpose of then painting them with watercolors and acrylics.
I'm finding lately that I'm wasting a lot of time just with tiling a bunch of printer papers together and then using the graphite transfer method to get my drawing on the surface that I want.
I also tried out Donato's method where he went to a print shop and got his drawing printed on paper he provided using the store's architectural printer.
The professional print shops around here are too slow (requiring at least an overnight to do it) and often try to grossly over-charge me. $60 bucks just for essentially photocopying a drawing onto a surface I provide. It's definitely not some big photo quality poster print I'm after... yet they try to charge like it is. It's just a line drawing.
After a few paintings at that price I could probably just buy my own printer. The issue is the price...
I'm not looking for some fancy super-awesome high quality poster printer that costs thousands of dollars. I just want my drawing basically photo-copier quality on the watercolor surface.
Any suggestions for printers?
I found a couple that are in the $400 to $600 dollar range... however they're inkjet so I'm thinking painting over them with a wet brush would immediately smear it around?
I bet a monochrome printer would work great.
Thanks for the help!