Being an independent digital artist requires using good technology on a budget. Galleries orchestrate and curate new work all the time but the quality of the work must fit a certain standard of professionalism. As a digital artist or photographer you work a lot on your computer to complete projects. Sometimes you will need to print the completed work. When you do you should guarantee a printer with quality imaging technology. Xerox printers offer crystal clear images and can even produce work on specially glossed or coated paper.
This is especially true when you’re working with editing programs like Adobe that produce high quality work. A full-scale or wide format xerox printer can produce poster-sized projects at a very high resolution, making them more than worthy of praise matted in a gallery for some special exhibition. Self-printed work is quite common in the independent scene and very much accepted as long as it follows the gallery guidelines.
A standard printer cannot produce the same quality in a finished print– not to the degree that professional imaging equipment can. That’s why a Xerox printer is the happy in-between. It’s affordable but it provides what you need to make a splash in the art scene.