Re: Richard Bensons's new book
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From: "Barry Singer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: Richard Bensons's new book
What an interesting idea. Instead of ink, use your
printer to spray chemicals. I suppose you then expose and
process as usual. I guess you would get clear highlights,
as no chemicals would be present there, but other than
that, why would you do this?
It may be a good idea to have a set of cartridges with
de-ionized water only in them. This way you could flush
the heads through after every printing session. I think
that should keep the nozzles clear.
On Jan 2 2009, jefulton1 wrote:
I've got hold of an Epson 3000 printer, an older model.
It used dye
inks but we also tried and used
pigmented inks. This idea bantered about regarding
printing with cyano
chemicals or VDB has been
on my mind for years. Now I'll give it a try.
But before doing so would like your opinion on whether
you think the
cyano chemistry will work in
the printer. The initial worry is whether the
concentration of the
chemicals themselves, though
fully dispersed in water, can clog the nozzles.
Secondly, the print should be made in dim light, most
likely also kept
with an opaque covering as
well. So, do you think the heads might 'cake' up?
Surely I could just go ahead and try to see what happens
cumulative foresight may prevent
I'd like to think a decent watercolor paper would be
Will try to delay print head speeds to allow for some
soaking in between passes but I
cannot remember if the software allows that.
But any of your thoughts would be appreciated.
And, let's hope this new year is about five time better
than the last
This reminds me of an article I saw in a long ago
magazine about how to finger paint in the darkroom. I think
this was suggested as a way of using up long outdated paper.
One paints with degveloper for dark marks and fixer for
light marks and then, after exposing to light, fixes the
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