Re: Ink color for digital negs
Loris, I think that's interesting about the paper negatives, since
I've been thinking about paper negatives today. I used paper
negatives for several years, after my old Photo Stylus EX got so it
wouldn't make a decent negative on transparencies, but I've been
using film since I bought a 1280 last winter. But I just came across
a monochrome print I made a year ago from a paper negative, of a
scene that I'm now printing in color from inkjet transparencies, and
I realized that I like the print made with the paper negative ever so
much better. There's something indefinable, some smoothness or
creaminess of the tonal transitions and of the edges, that I just
prefer. So maybe I'll be going back to paper too.
Also, I'm delighted that someone is experimenting with yupo. I
thought it had promise but have never had the time to perfect its
performance for me. I look forward to seeing your prints. Not sure
I understand the FPG and FEB designations; these are different
versions of the product?
On Oct 9, 2006, at 7:11 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
We used paper negatives in Keith's gum workshop (Istanbul) and I was
surprised with the fine results we got (black ink only). I'm
inclined to use
paper negatives for future gum works. I guess I won't need the
which ultra low dot gain transparency media provides since I will
la Keith" (= big, around A3 - A3+).
I'm currently making trials on dimensionally stable and ultra fast
Yupo paper. The results are promising. I first coat Yupo with Daler
System 3 Gesso (acrylic base AFAIK, quite matte and porous finish,
I do two
coats) then I coat it with 3-4% gelatine (two coats). The whole
takes 10 minutes (I dry the paper with hairdryer). This way gum can
surface (if I don't do this surface preparation, gum will simply
paper in pieces no matter how much I expose).
Will start to calibrate soon. Keith is a little bit skeptical about
since his negative making workflow is quite different from ours
recorder -> enlarged negatives on lith film in darkroom) but I
think we can
get better prints when compared to uncurved negatives.
More later (soon I hope - I just can't wait to share my first
multicolor gum prints with you folks!)
From: Marek Matusz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 09 Ekim 2006 Pazartesi 16:09
Subject: Re: Ink color for digital negs
.. On the other hand when printing negatives for gum I use "print
only" option. Chris has pointed me that way. Actually for gum I use
transparency and with black ink only there is little problem with
marks and drying ...