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Re: km73 plate with finer stochastic screen

Thanks for the feedback Susan and Loris.

That's a great suggestion Susan. I sometimes forget how tricks with wiping can make an otherwise pretty good print, outstanding. That mid-point levels adjustment I made to the transparency was done because I wanted to see more distinction between the blacks in the pants and the suit jacket. It worked, but maybe it sacrificed too much in the highlights in doing so. A better curve should have handed that issue, in retrospect.
My main purpose in posting this however was to better demonstrate the qualities of the finer dot screen. Particularly, less speckled look in the detail, which gives the illusion of a greater number of uniform tones.

Looking forward to seeing the new radishes. It's such a beautiful piece.


SusanV wrote:

Thanks for posting the intaglio!  Looks very nice for sure, and nobody
has the measles! :o)  I agree with Loris about the highlights of
course.  Can't you polish the tone out of those spots before printing?
Q-tips?  I sure have found that a thorough hardening of the plate
(through drying it for 15 minutes or so with forced-air heat of some
kind, and post-exposing for 3x the image exposure time), has really
hardened my plates.  Highlights polish nicely and plate tone can be

I have a new print of the radishes I'll try to post later today.


On 4/11/07, Jon Lybrook <jon@terabear.com> wrote:
Hi All,

Here's a scan of an intaglio print I made today using the 1800 dpi
stochastic screen, side-by-side with a scan of the original silver
print.  This is using the 2nd iteration of the compensation curve I've
been developing for my workflow with the 7800.  Not without room for
improvement, but getting close!  No adjustments were made to the 16bit
RGB scan of the intaglio print, other than converting it to jpg.
Auto-adjust was turned off in the scanner settings.

Please let me know what you think, and if you have any questions not
already addressed in my on-line procedure.

Comparison:  http://terrabear.com/procedures/comparison.html

Procedure:  http://terrabear.com/procedures/polymer_photogravure.html