Re: 4-color carbon question
s carl king (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 8 Dec 1995 19:30:19 -0500 (EST)
> I am working in 4-color carbon and am having trouble with the black (final
> transfer of a "single transfer" process) adhering to the magenta,
> particularly in the maximum density areas. It starts to wash off in clumps
> about half way through the washout. I can stop it by cutting the wash
> short. Is the gelatin of the black swelling too much, or is the Dmax
> magenta inhibiting adhesion?
You are going to have to be a lot more specific with this question.
What materials are you using? Describe general working procedures.
As a general rule it is true that the very dense areas of a carbon
or carbro image have a greater tendency to frill than mid-tones
and highlights, but from your description I am not sure if this
is the problem, or if perhaps something else if going on.
>Also, do the people on this list think there is a market for 4-color
> continuous-tone carbon prints?
Interesting question. Perhaps Bill Nordstrom of EverColor Prints or
Charles Berger (UltraStable materials) might offer some insight. Luis
Nadeau's thoughts on this matter would also be very interesting.
> David E. Le Vine