From: Don Bryant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 03/05/03-01:56:38 PM Z
Yes I have Dan's book I just thought I would inquire with someone that has some experience with imagesetter negatives.
Thanks, I'll review Dan's book.
From: "H. Lee Pratt" <email@example.com>
Sent: 03/05/03 01:58 PM
Subject: Re: Digital Negative & Imagesetter Negs
> Hello Don,
Preparing a digital negative requires that you go through a process
that will make your digital file ready to convert into a pseudo
continuous tone negative on lithographic film. It's not difficult, but
there is more to it than I can convey in an email.
Dan Burkholder's book, Making Digital Negative for Contact Printing
lays out the whole process in great detail. Visit <a target=_blank
to order it, and to view Dan's stunning photos.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 10:39 AM, Don Bryant wrote:
> So what does one need to do to prepare their file to have an image
> setter negative made?
> Don Bryant
> -------Original Message-------
> From: "H. Lee Pratt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: 03/05/03 12:19 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Digital Negative & Imagesetter Negs
>> About imagesetter negs:
> Media 27 here in Santa Barbara does an excellent job with imagesetter
> negs. Their phone is: 805-563-0099. I hand carry my digital files to
> them, but haven't had an DCNs done by them for a while; they may be
> able to take files on line. Very friendly and helpful people.
> On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 05:30 AM, FDanB@aol.com wrote:
>> Judy said in her message...
>>> I get a density of 3 to 3.5 with black ink only on the 1160.
>>> neg is pain in the... neck.)
>> No argument here that imagesetter negs are less fun and break your
>> creative flow (send off file and...wait for neg) but they needn't be a
>> pain if you find a good service bureau.
>> Copy Graphics in Santa Fe is making very good negs for photographers.
>> you've prepared your image properly (correct contrast curve, no
>> artifacts, etc.) they'll give you a good neg.
>> There is a terrific show of toned silver gelatin prints at the Nimitz
>> Museum in Fredericksburg, TX. Photographer Dudley Harris photographed
>> with 4x5, medium format, 35mm and Nikon D1X and had Copy Graphics make
>> 16x20 imagesetter negs that he contact printed. Dudley was able to
>> process, tone and wash 27 large prints in ONE MORNING because every
>> imagesetter neg printed with the exact same time and didn't need any
>> burning or dodging. He'd done all the image control in Photoshop and
>> big negs captured that work faithfully. He was thrilled and his prints
>> are a joy to see.
>> You can FTP your files to them (FTP is a sister to email attachments)
>> have the negs back the next day via FedEx. Peter Ellzey is very sharp
>> technical issues and eager to help fine-art photographers with their
>> negative issues. And, no, I don't get a kickback from them. ;^)
>> Their contact info follows:
>> Peter Ellzey
>> 314 Read Street
>> Santa Fe, NM 87501
>> Wk: (505) 988-1438
>> Fx: (505) 988-3155
>> <a target=_blank
>> Hope this helps,
> H. Lee Pratt
> Santa Barbara, CA 93108
> FAX: 805-565-1670
> VOICE: 805-565-1240
H. Lee Pratt
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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