Re: Any experience with Pictorico PGFH White Film?
I have used the Pictorico Pro Photo Gallery Hi-Gloss White Film with BW only. No need with alternative processes. I did a side by side comparison of this and plain old cheap Kirkland Professional Ink Jet Glossy paper and found that the latter worked just as well and the sharpness/resolution was surprisingly close to the Pictorico, close enough to not warrant paying a buck or two a sheet vs. 12 cents. In fact, I just taught curve calibration to 18 students using it for our negative substrate.
In a side by side comparison, the Pictorico white was quite a bit denser--my data is at the office but if I remember, it required a stop (maybe it was 2/3) more exposure than the Kirkland. But my stuff is the 6.7 mils/170 micrometers/213g/m2/iso brightness 92, thicker than that, below.
Perhaps they have created a thinner substrate, because both of the above created a "bleed" . I've posted an image here for you to show what I mean. The little square test targets are 1 pixel, 2 pixels, 3 pixels, and 4 pixels each little dot so it is a scan of 8 of these teeny 1/4 inch squares, courtesy of Mark Nelson's PDN system tonal palettes. Those little test targets come in so handy for resolution comparisons:
Christina Z. Anderson
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Subject: Any experience with Pictorico PGFH White Film?
I got some Pictorico PGFH White Film in lower price than Inkpress white film and wonder if it can be used for producing digital negative for silver or certain alternative processes.