Re: Faux pyro for Epson 1280

From: nze christian ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/26/04-01:42:08 PM Z
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Hi all

I totally agree with Clay about the "bomb proof"
I also get perfect result with no grittiness or gainy effect in sky or
other highlight zone.

And as Clay I apply the curve on 16bit and then I switch to indexed colors.
best regards

Nzé Christian

>From: Clay Harmon <>
>Subject: Re: Faux pyro for Epson 1280
>Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:05:47 -0500
>I have been using this method with great success for several months. First,
>my two-cent theory on why this is working so well on the 1280: I noticed
>after making a boatload of negatives that this color scheme drains the
>color inks from the cartridge at nearly identical rates. This is in
>contrast to the orange colorization method, which, of course, uses the
>yellow and magenta colors disproportionately. Could it be the fact that the
>ALL the heads/nozzles/jets are laying down ink that I am getting the
>smoother highlight gradation versus the orange spectral density negatives?
>In regard to the 8 bit vs 16 bit question, I do all my editing AND do the
>contrast adjustment curve in 16-bit mode, and then switch to 8-bit mode for
>the last indexed color step. I have tried 'curving' my image in 8bit mode,
>and the results are much less satisfactory when I move on to the color
>indexing step. So I would recommend a slight deviation from Keith's
>instructions and make sure and apply the curve in 16bit mode, and only
>convert to 8bit right before you do the color indexing step. I have created
>a photoshop action that does all these steps with a single button push, so
>the whole thing is basically brainless at this point.
>I HIGHLY encourage anyone with a 1280 to try this method. IME, it is
>On Apr 26, 2004, at 11:20 AM, Sandy King wrote:
>>Thanks for posting the link to Keith Schreiber's site.
>>I have a question and wonder if Kerik or anyone else who makes negatives
>>this way might address. Most everyone indicates that there are
>>considerably benefits from starting with a 16-bit file and keeping it in
>>16-bit all the way through printing. But Keith's method appears to require
>>conversion of the 16-bit file to 8-bit for color indexing. Is there
>>something unique about color indexing that reduces or eliminates the
>>disadvantages that normally ensue from conversion of files from 16-bit to
>>>Since last week's e-mails covering Keith Schreiber's colorization method
>>>ink jet negatives I have discovered that Keith has now updated his web
>>>with an illustrated explanation of his inkjet negative workflow.
>>>Visit Keith's website and get the details.
>>>Don Bryant

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