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SYAC - Inconvenienced by TomPreston SYAC - Inconvenienced by TomPreston
Read more episodes of “So, You’re A Cartoonist?” here: [link]

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Everywhere I've looked art paper is 9x12, and yet your average scanner only scans 8.5x11. That just seems silly to me...

EDIT: Yes I am aware they make scanners which can scan larger than 8.5x11. But they are also expensive and I can't afford one right now just like I can't afford a Cintiq 21UX.

EDIT: Yes I am ALSO aware you can scan your large image in chunks and stitch them together, which is what I do (duh). Still doesn't stop it from being an "inconvenience" though...

EDIT: Yes I am ALSO aware you can simply "take a picture of it" with your camera. While there's nothing wrong with doing that, I personally wouldn't trust using a photograph as my line-art source. I need high crystal clear resolution, something which using my current camera isn't going to achieve.

EDIT: Yes you can just take it to Kinko's or Staples or some other sort of office/print store and get it scanned on one of their nice big scanners... but that costs money and still is an "inconvenience"

EDIT: Yes I am aware you could also cut down the paper to the appropriate size.

EDIT: Yes I am aware that I could just use copy paper.

EDIT: Yes I am aware that there are other brands other than Epson.

EDIT: Yes I am aware these multiple edits are getting out of hand.

EDIT: Yes I am aware that setting the scanner on fire is going to rob me of my ability to print.

Seriously guys, there's like a million different ways to get around this challenge effectively. But the point I was trying to make is that ALL of that could be avoided IF the industry just made art paper 8.5x11 instead of 9x12.
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:iconheroud:
heroud Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are you aware of....?
nevermind
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ReluctantZombie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lmao i can so relate to this
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gerychi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
LOL the edits are so funny xD do you HAVE to use 9x12?
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AlexORio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have the exact same problem. I just wish there were some larger size, but simple cheep scanners available on the market.
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OkamiNagihime Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
DARN YOU SMALLISH PRINTER!!!
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Saruno4792 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel you. I had a sketch pad that was 9 x 12 and I didn't cut it down so I could scan it because I didn't trust to have clean edges. Why can't they just make art paper 8.5 x 11?!
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Nikiptc18 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS HAPPENS TO ME ALL THE TIME. It's insane.
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this same problem right now >3<
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juanitawolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
D: epsons are evil
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btomimatsu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happens to me every time. -.- Great comic!
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