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RE: Colorized Negs for Gum

Actually with some printers, the black inks are extremely dense, so making "grayscale" negatives with those inks will produce negatives that have blown out highlights.

On Mar 10, 2009, at 1:10:23 PM, Vedos <vedos@samk.fi> wrote:

as I understand it, colorized negatives are mainly used for the uv blocking effect of certain inks, especially when using processes with long tonal range (palladium...)? With gum printing (short range) you will normally get enough uv blocking with grayscale negatives (printed with black only or with all inks mixing the grayscale) from almost any inkjet printer.
- Jalo