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Re: Paper Negative Details - Dyes versus Pigments?

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  • Subject: Re: Paper Negative Details - Dyes versus Pigments?
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:51:50 -0600
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And on that note, I'll make another attempt to steer back to the original question that started this thread:  is there an advantage of  using dye inks over pigment inks for paper negatives?  I'd test it myself, but while the pigment ink cartridges on the Epson 7600 I have recently acquired are mostly full, the yellow is empty and God forbid Epson would allow me to print anything without yellow. 

Ahh, but if some kind soul would print a postage-sized print with Ultrachrome inks and smear a little baby oil on it to see what happens - well, I would be eternally grateful.


On Dec 3, 2007 10:30 PM, Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com> wrote:

On Dec 3, 2007, at 4:06 PM, Trevor Cunningham wrote

> 3.  Does oil lend more to bleeding, or does that depend on the ink?

I think bleeding may depend more on the ink than on oil vs wax.  I've
used exclusively dye inks and have had no problem with bleeding with
either oil or wax.