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RE: Source for 1160 Printers for inkjet negatives
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Keith Gerling wrote:
> 3) Gum is another story. I am very pleased with the desktop negatives that
> I can create for gum printing. And I've found that there are no particular
> gains to be had by using Quadtone, or even Color, for that matter. Just
> plain old black ink, out of one nozzle, at about 270dpi works great. Call
> it a gum limitation, or call it a limitation on my own perceptual abilities,
Keith, it occurs to me that you're doing color seps, & if so are really
overlapping FOUR negatives, which would be 1,080 dpi, no? When I did gum
color separations about 2 years ago I printed them out on my 300 dpi laser
printer & waxed the paper and they were fine ! In fact the laser printed
dot prints VERY differently from the epson dot I find... and actually much
easier. Somehow the contrast was always right. At the stage I'm at now,
somehow the contrast is always wrong.
> but there just doesn't seem to be much advantage to using Quadtone inks.
> Another shocking revelation: I get a better gum print when I use waxed
> paper negatives that when I use Pictorico, etc. Pictorico, I'm sure, could
> be fine, but I haven't had time to produce a decent "curve" for it.
> Conveniently, the compressed range of the paper-neg is perfect for my own
> gum process using just the plain, old straight and un-altered output.