Re: laser printer for diginegs
Yes I understand what you say about halftone, thanks. I don't yet own a laser printer, I'm still trying to decide what to do. I don't really care about the longevity of my negatives so I don't really need to use a pigment based inkset. I'm just looking for a printer that won't block up when I leave it unused for several weeks yet still produce excellent negatives for all processes. Not much to ask for is it :?)
On Aug 29 2009, Katharine Thayer wrote:
David, the negatives aren't halftone unless you make them halftone,
and there's no reason to do that, so there's no need to worry about
screen angles or moire or anything like that. I really recommend the
stochastic bitmap (you can do this in Photoshop-- it's the
"diffusion dither" option on the bitmap menu) for smooth gradations
of tone in your print and no hint of a regular dot pattern.
As for whether it would be good enough for iron processes, I couldn't
say. What resolution is your laser printer?
On Aug 28, 2009, at 2:01 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> Hi Loris,
> don't know about moire. I fact I didn't think of it!
> It really isn't the printers fault. I often have to leave it
> several weeks without use. E.G. this week i am going to Saudi
> Arabia for 6 weeks. Can't be helped.:?)
> On Aug 28 2009, Loris Medici wrote:
> I'm interested in laser printer negatives too. How one does manage to
> not get moire effect (negatives are halftone!) when making multi-layer
> prints from one negative?
> Sorry for your printer David. I was printing a nozzle check each 2-3
> days even if don't use it (and never run the cleaning procedure - if
> it needed - more than twice in a row) + I always used Epson brand
> ink/cartridges -> it never gave me a problem keeping that routine...
> 2009/8/28 :
> > Hi all,
> > Well, my epson 1290 has bitten the dust, bought the farm, snuffed
> it, shook
> > a seven..etc and not before time I'm thinking. The amount of ink
> > trying to clear blocked nozzles would probably have put several
> > through university! In its defence though I often left it for
> several weeks
> > between prints. Which is why I'm considering a laser printer
> instead of an
> > inkjet.
> > I was wondering if anyone uses a laser printer to make digital
> negs as I
> > don't think these (laser printers) have the same problems with
> > nozzles if left idle for weeks. I'm loath to replace the 1290
> with another
> > expensive colour inkjet only to have it block up again. If so
> what do you
> > print on and are there any special techniques needed?Â Thanks in
> advance for
> > all your help,
> > Regards
> > Davidh