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Re: Ink color for digital negs

I had good results with epson photoquality inkjet paper, a smooth and thin paper with a mat (photo quality) coating.


On 11-okt-2006, at 11:44, davidhatton@totalise.co.uk wrote:

Katherine, Loris,

What type of paper would be useful for paper negatives using inkjet printers? Loris, how did the Istanbul week go? I'm green with envy!!

David H

On Oct 11 2006, Katharine Thayer wrote:

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
print "a
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
stay on
surface (if I don't do > this surface preparation, gum will simply
leave the
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
(35mm > film
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!)

Best regards,

> ________________________________

From: Marek Matusz > [mailto:marekmatusz@hotmail.com]
Sent: 09 Ekim 2006 Pazartesi > 16:09
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Ink color > for digital negs

.. On the other hand when > printing negatives for gum I use "print
black ink
only" > option. Chris has pointed me that way. Actually for gum I use
> cheap
transparency and with black ink only there is little problem > with
marks and drying ...