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Re: Printing negatives with Piezography black inks

Title: Re: Printing negatives with Piezography black inks
BTW, Epson inks dry rather soft on the Photo Warehouse OHP, even if you dry them for several days. I just dry overnight, and then cover the emulsion with a piece of thin, clear mylar. I tape it down with red litho tape, which also serves to mask off the printing area. Mask by taping  the mylar to the negative on two sides, then turn over and tape just to the negative on the other. You need to leave an opening for air to escape when you put this sandwich in the vacuum frame.

Even with the mylar taped over the Photo Warehouse OHP printing times are still about 1/2 stop faster than with Pictorico, and the mylar protects the negative from further damage.

Sandy King

At 3:52 PM -0400 5/3/08, Joseph Smigiel wrote:
I used Cone's original piezo inkset in an Epson 1160 to make diginegs on Pictorico and had the same problem.  Problem solved by a couple light coats of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic spray.  This was done for printing gum bichromate where the texture imparted by the spray didn't matter.  It could for other processes though.


My "Getting Started in Wetplate Collodion Photography" article:

2008 Wetplate Collodion Workshop schedule:

On May 3, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Sandy King wrote:

I bought a K7 piezograhy in set for the Epson 2200. It made beautiful prints on paper with the Harrington QTR, but the inks did not dry well on Pictorico or on the Photo Warehouse OHP that I use. They dried better on one than the other, but that was some time ago and I can not remember on which substrate they dried best. But either way it was not good enough for me so I went back to QTR and the Epson inks, which works much better for digital negatives on OHP, and is not far behind the K7 set for monochrome prints.

Sandy King

At 7:44 PM +0200 5/3/08, Erich Camerling wrote:
Mark Nelson schreef:
Depends on which inkjet. I had a digital negative printed on Pictorico with one of the piezo inksets. After 3 days of drying i was able to wipe off the entire image with a Kleenex.

I guess the advantage is that you could use the Pictorico over and over. Hehehe

 The disadvantage is that you cannot use the Piezography ink again