I will have to try all avenues ... I guess. It's just after over seven
years of R&D perfecting our process for volume production while trying to
incorporate computer technology (Macs) into the loop, balancing the
separations to the already existing pigments, fighting temperature and
humidity systems, and dealing with proper heavy metal "recycling", and
rumors of surfactant incompatibility (it makes me tired just typing it :-)
To top it all off, we switched to contone after three years of working with
outside venders to obtain 500+ line screen halftone separations "balanced"
for our process. But at least now we have our own Crosfield scanner and it
produces beautiful continuous tone separations (they are even balanced
Our only obvious advantage over EverColor is that we are true continuous
tone (not photo mechanical), original historic process (True Carbon). Oh,
and Henry Wilhelm has tested our pigments to in excess of 500 years. Non
of the others (UltraStable included) have been tested as long, although
they have projected similar permanence.
Anyway, I thought some insight from this group could save me some time and
mostly aggravation. As you must know, it is frustrating to spend hours on
a multiple-transfer print and have it fail at the last transfer.
Anybody know of any carbon printers looking for a job?
David E. Le Vine
TreeO Enterprises Inc.
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