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Re: Paper negatives- Ink Selection

Hi Laura,

Probably the oiled paper and the OHP just happened to end up having the same base + fog density.


Best Wishes,

Mark Nelson

On Oct 15, 2008, at 2:51:24 PM, "Laura Valentino" <laura@this.is> wrote:
Interestingly, when I did did my oiled paper negative test (Epson Photo 
Quality inkjet paper oiled with baby oil), I used the exact same 
exposure as when I use Arista OHP (with the same printer settings, 
curve, etc). This is just anecdotal, because my tests are not very 
scientific, and doesn't disprove what you are saying, but still, I was 

And since the subject of this thread is Ink Selection, I'll add that I 
use the "color" setting, which on my printer is all color inks plus the 
black cartridge. I started out using a color chosen using Michael 
Koch-Schulte's method (it was something about the blk ink having a 
different density than the color inks, so the curve would be uneven in 
areas that used more black), but I started using the all color simply 
because I can see the image on the negative better so it makes 
registration easier for me.