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Large Format Printer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Dec 10, 2014. 6 Replies

I'm looking into a new large format (either D or E size) color inkjet. My main concern is who to buy it from. There are so many for sale on line and hard to know who is reputable. I want NEW and…Continue

Made the break

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 5, 2013. 13 Replies

Today is day one for me going full time on my own as an LA. I just left my last civil site planning job after almost 7 years - the last two part time so that I could build into my LA office. I did 6…Continue

Celebrate Aesthetics

Started this discussion. Last reply by nca Apr 27, 2013. 4 Replies

"Celebrate Aesthetics ", this should be the mantra that ASLA puts out every day. What is up with our profession? We seem to be so afraid of this with a need to justify everything we do as having a…Continue

Landscape Architects role in rebuilding the world

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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Ben's discussion 'Charging for consultations in freelance projects'
""I have a potential freelance project coming up and they mention that "if you're interested, we can set up a time to come out there to look at the backyard".  I've been doing this for free and then charge for the…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Ben's discussion 'Charging for consultations in freelance projects'
"See how it works out for you. I've been doing free initial meetings since 2006. I'm quite busy with projects that I get with these freebie meetings as I get a paid design gig out of almost all of them. Yet I'm not over run or…"
Tuesday
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Daniel Braswell's discussion 'Job Searching Advice'
"Don't overlook the opportunities that regulation provides for consultants. It forces a need. You are in and around communities with lots of activist personalities that love to sit on boards and help write regulations.  This means that…"
Jan 13
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Daniel Braswell's discussion 'Job Searching Advice'
"If you present yourself the same way everyone else with similar education and experience going for the same job does, you will be one of many. If you present yourself differently, you may become one of a few. Your job description sounds to…"
Jan 8
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jordan's discussion 'Still unable to get a Landscape Designer job, is it better to take a related admin or non-profit job?'
".... and if nothing else, the possibility of networking may lead to another job."
Jan 6
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jordan's discussion 'Still unable to get a Landscape Designer job, is it better to take a related admin or non-profit job?'
"Well, I know a woman (only relevant because her description at the time matches yours) with an MLA who started out doing administrative work in a small LA firm who has won ASLA national awards (at least two, but possibly more). I…"
Jan 6
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kristen Barre's discussion 'Which has a better employment outlook?'
"I agree. I think we are all doing it to one extent or another. There are some very specialized designers/contractors in my area  addressing regulated issues as the mainstay of their businesses. The regulation in my area has spawned this as…"
Dec 13, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"Has anyone used a Canon iPF610? "
Dec 10, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"thanks Alan "
Dec 10, 2014
Alan Ray, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"Andrew, I bought a HP T120 a few months ago directly from HP online.... It cost about $1,000. They even did 0% Financing. I have been very pleased with it."
Dec 10, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"Thanks for the response and the follow up. I'm probably just going to have to trust one of the many companies out there. Thanks again."
Dec 10, 2014
Dave McCorquodale replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"Sorry, it looks like everything they carry is refurbished and they only appear to deal with HP plotters.  "
Dec 10, 2014
Dave McCorquodale replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Large Format Printer'
"It's been several years since we bought ours (maybe 4-5).  I bought it through Minnesota Computers online.  Never heard of them before finding them while searching.  We did buy a refurb plotter, not sure if they carry new as…"
Dec 10, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Lucas Vannice's discussion 'Land F/X vs. VectorWorks Landmark for Design/Build'
"I D A H O, Idaho, Idaho,  Go, Go, Go! "
Dec 5, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Darren's discussion 'Problem Plotting PDF's (Flattening takes long and causes computer to crash)'
"That is right. You need to select "choose a custom paper size" and enter the dimensions like 36x24 and then save that and name it something like PDFPrimo 36x24 and it will be there whenever you need it. You have to make sure that when you…"
Dec 5, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Darren's discussion 'Problem Plotting PDF's (Flattening takes long and causes computer to crash)'
"I don't use dwg to pdf to make pdf files from ACAD. I use Primopdf. It is a feee download. I make all my full size prints this way and then send them to a plotter so that I have a digital record of my prints. I'm not sure if it shrinks the…"
Dec 3, 2014

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At 8:54am on October 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Hello Andrew;

Read your last comment carefully....you made some VERY good points!  Sorry, I got so defensive about some of your other comments.

I actually DO believe there are a variety of ways (methods) to get great "creative results"....even if an LA isn't really strong with "hand graphics".  I guess my beef is that so many LAs have pulled away from hand drawing and rely way to heavily on "computer software"...and have for many yrs. now.  LA University Professors haven't been pushing "hand drawing" skills...but, I recently learned from another one of my LAND8 friends who can draw circles around me (who has even published a book with incredible sketches & drawings)....that University professors are beginning to teach hand sketching and graphics again in their LA programs.

I realize it's really NOT the "method" you use to get great design results......it's just seems strange to me that just about all the LA's here on LAND8 seem to talk about is all the issues, problems, and all of the gazillion types of "computer software" programs you can use.  It just seems like over-kill.  Several yrs. ago, a Civil Engineer friend of mine told me that he believed Landscape Architects NEVER should have gone to autoCAD...he said, you guys design loose, more freely...Engineering & Architecture is tight, more precise.  I tend to believe that the companies who develop autoCAD & other drawing computer software saw Landscape Architecture (and Interior Design) as just a way to expand their profits.

Well....I've pretty much been out of the loop the last several years....outside looking in.  I'm just interested.....observing what's going on with our profession.  I apologize to you, Andrew....yeah, I think we're more alike than we both think! *smile*

Best Regards,

Bob

At 4:45pm on October 18, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Andrew........as you can see below, I have apologized to you in the past.

I don't appreciate the recent "attacks & disrespect" you have shown towards me in the FORUM.  You can believe what you like about "hand drawing skills vs. autoCAD".....but, go ahead and compare your FOLIO samples with mine.  There is no comparison!!! 85% of the projects I have designed have been multi-million dollar developments...in 17 different states.  I personally "hand drew" every sketch, prelim. drawing, color rendering, final contract documents, job site visits for the more than 600 projects I've designed.  Only about 15% of the projects I have designed were "residential".  Because I have outstanding "hand drawing" skills...and began my LA career in 1977...I have not seen a need for autoCAD. 

And I graduated 20 yrs. with my LA degree 20 yrs. before you did...so, I don't see WHY you feel like you have all the answers...you don't.  NOW.......you owe ME an apology for your "smart remarks" towards me....I don't appreciate your attitude!

 

At 12:10am on June 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Dear Andrew;

Listen, I wish to sincerely apologize to you....for you and I getting  "sideways" in the LAND8 discussion about autoCAD and drawing skills.    I didn't intend to offend you....but, I realize that I did. I hope you will forgive my be so insensitive towards you.  I do fully realize that there really are different "methods" of creating & presenting LA designs to clients. I guess I've just sort of "overdosed" on "sketching & hand drafting".  Hey, I have no clue how to do ANY computer software programs. I've been lucky no client has asked me to produce Contract Documents on autoCAD. As it is...if I get a major design project in the future, I will find myself in a position where I will have to hire a young LA (who has autoCAD skills) to do the production drawings for me. I also can not do perspective drawings or birdseye view sketches...only "Plan Graphics & Elevations"...so, I definitely have lack some skills that I wish I had.

Take care up there......I hope business is very good for you throughout the Summer months!

Very Respectfully Yours,

Bob

At 5:00am on October 25, 2011, henry cohen said…
Andrew, did you see the bio about Ed last week. I tuned in but it wasn't on.
At 7:13am on October 16, 2011, henry cohen said…

Andrew, thanks for the heads up, I will definitely watch it. That will be more then likely be my last sports related program to watch. After the Phills going out in the first round and the Eagles having a miserable season, I'm tires of having my heart ripped out and stomped upon.

My new sports to follow are curling and indoor Canadian quoits. 

At 9:19am on July 14, 2011, Sam Gordon said…

Hey Andrew!

I'm Sam, and I am currently a summer student enrolled in a Landscape Architecture class at the University of Maryland. I am very interested in the profession. 

For a class project, I am using Land8Lounge as a place to ask landscape architects from around the world a few questions about their field. I came across a few of your posts in the forum, and browsed through some of your work as well. You seem very passionate about your work; I love it!

So if you are at all interested in participating, then feel free to write me back. 

Thanks!!

Best,

Sam

At 4:21am on July 9, 2011, Craig Anthony said…
Thanks Andrew I've been a fan of yours for some time now.
At 7:45pm on July 5, 2011, Craig Anthony said…

A real strange vibe.

Thanks for the invitation Andrew.

At 5:34pm on March 30, 2011, Craig A Raines said…
I recall the names and remember them somewhat. As i recall my social circle did not interface with theirs all that frequently. Are they practicing LA's...Remember Kate? She ended up being a professor there at Idaho
At 9:00am on February 27, 2011, Craig A Raines said…

Been married for 17 years, two daughters (who do not want to be landscape architects). I had my own business for 7 years but know i work for the city of los angeles department of rec and parks. I work in the advance planning section of the planning department. You ask what 'Advance planning' is and its basically me sitting around thinking up cool types spaces and then doing it. I was lucky with the skate stuff as I am real good friends with Rob Dyrdek and Steve Berra and I got us to do some public private partnerships with us along with NIKE......I am pretty fourtunate in that i feaking love what i do!!

 

I know how it is working with civil eng as i work way back then for the county of los angeles department of public works and it blew big time as the civils and i never really saw eye to eye on anything.

 
 
 

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