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Re: Gum calibration (was: Paper negatives- Ink Selection)

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:04:46 -0500
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Great!  I'm really looking forward to seeing it in action.  Henk's
examples have sent me off in a new direction and I've actually become
very fond of the smell of ink.   But I'm not so fond of my results.
It would be nice to get the ink onto the paper without this oilprint

Discouraging news regarding the NuArc and speed.  I guess I just
assumed it would be faster.  Any ideas on how much slower?

2008/10/17 ender100 <ender100@aol.com>:
> Keith,  the American French Tool press arrived this week :)
> On Oct 17, 2008, at 11:45:12 AM, ender100 <ender100@aol.com> wrote:
> From:ender100 <ender100@aol.com>
> Subject:Re: Gum calibration (was: Paper negatives- Ink Selection)
> Date:October 17, 2008 11:45:12 AM CDT
> To:alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Keith,
> Don't count on the NUARC being faster!  I find they are slower than using
> lightboxes with with tubes.
> Geez Keith—I thought that it was the neighbor's dog making all that noise
> outside my door!  He is especially noisy when he hears a siren... he starts
> howling in response—he and the fire engines can carry on quite a
> conversation!
> Mark
> On Oct 17, 2008, at 9:50:14 AM, "Keith Gerling" <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi Loris,
> I'm using an Epson 7600. I would like to try printing colorized
> negatives, but have never gone there because it has never printed
> yellow. (this printer was given to me in this condition) The head must
> be totally clogged as I've tried everything to no avail. (If anyone
> has any suggestions, I'd appreciate hearing them.) In any event, I'm
> using a non-Epson ink and only using ink from the black cartridges.
> The paper setting that I use is one that is intended to print on Tyvek
> - for banners and the like. I was looking for the least amount of
> ink, and I figured that this setting - as Tyvek is nonabsorbant -
> might do the trick. To be honest with you I never really did much
> testing of the paper profiles. The 7600 driver has many and I was a
> bit overwhelmed. Which setting do you use?
> Curves. Yes, I should be testing curves. There's no excuse. With
> Mark's proximity I COULD sit outside of his door and hound him with
> questions whenever he comes up from the basement (which I'm assuming
> is now seldom due to his new press?). The step tablet results I get
> on masa with a no-curve output is very acceptable with oiled negs (not
> so much with non-oiled) but I never looked at the curving/PDN process
> as a means of reducing printing time. Maybe I should.
> I appreciate the advice. I'm very excited that in two weeks I will be
> picking up a NuArc light source from a fellow list-member. I'm hoping
> it will be faster! Perhaps I will use this new light as an
> opportunity to do things correctly? I'd be very interested in seeing
> a snapshot of one of your un-oiled negs, if that would be possible.
> Just something that give me an idea of your range of tones.
> As for the personal lubricant suggestion, I'll let someone else take a
> crack at that.
> --
> Best Wishes,
> Mark Nelson
> Precision Digital Negatives
> PDN Print Forum @ Yahoo! Groups
> Mark Nelson Photography
> --
> Best Wishes,
> Mark Nelson
> Precision Digital Negatives
> PDN Print Forum @ Yahoo! Groups
> Mark Nelson Photography