Black is Black

Black is Black

Having not posted for some time, I thought it might be interesting to point out some of the differences in our black inks and a direct comparison to Epson Blacks. We manufacture three different Piezography pure black inks which can be combined with any of our Piezography ink sets. Piezography Neutral Shade 1 is our standard Matte Black ink. Piezography Selenium Shade 1 is the same ink as Neutral...

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How to perfectly repair an Epson 4900, 7900, 9900 printer

How to perfectly repair an Epson 4900, 7900, 9900 printer

We have the perfect solution for repairing a permanently clogged Epson 4900, 7900, or 9900 printer.  We can convert an Epson 4900, 7900, or 9900 printer that is hopelessly beyond repair into a fully functioning, highest-standard, Piezography black & white photographic printer. You do not need to send us the printer for repair. You do not need to do any actual repair work yourself. The...

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Piezography2 Digital Negative and Print System

Piezography2 Digital Negative and Print System

For me, the digital negative started out as a challenge. My goal was to make as high a standard digital negative as possible using Piezography inks. My theory was that if looked like a traditional negative it would act like a traditional negative. Traditional negatives are continuous tone and as they become more opaque they create greater density. When multiple shades of Piezography ink are...

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Piezography Soft Proofing

Piezography Soft Proofing

Introduction Soft Proof is a feature that has long been used in Photoshop for previewing images as they will appear in print. The “Soft” is for software. Proofs are normally hard copies that are printed to give the designer or photographer and idea of how a digital image will print prior to going to press. The Soft Proof therefore, is a way to look at an image that is being converted...

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Iceland Piezography

Iceland Piezography

In March, Cathy Cone and I visited Iceland to photograph on the Southern tip of the island. The week’s weather looked good. We were expecting mild weather in the low to mid 30′s f. Light winds. No snow. We encountered an un-forecasted blizzard – not exactly rare for early March. But, it was focused solely on the area in which we were staying to about a 30 mile radius. We have...

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To upgrade or not

To upgrade or not

I recently upgraded to Lightroom 4 and was very pleasantly surprised to experience that it is possible to print directly to QuadTone RIP from LightRoom 4 without any color management interference from Apple by just clicking the Print button. However, I’m on Lion 10.7.4. Sadly, it is not possible to print directly from LightRoom through Mountain Lion (10.8) without impacting shadow and...

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