Re: What about 1200x1200dpi laser printers for digital negatives?

From: Bobhead ^lt;>
Date: 02/10/04-04:14:13 PM Z
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Loris Medici wrote:

>1) Do you think the resolution (and density) from 1200x1200dpi desktop
>laser printers is adequate for making negatives that will print well to
>say... cold press watercolor paper coated with Vandyke, Kallitype or
>Salt Print emulsion? ("print well" means the halftone pattern shouldn't
>be obvious from normal viewing distance)
>2) Is the laser transparency media also transparent to UV light?
>I currently use a 3rd party pigmented inkset (pricey inks which are
>trouble to import from the States) and Pictorico (also pricey and again
>a trouble to import from the States) and want to migrate a cheaper and
>faster alternative...
>Thanks in advance,
>Loris Medici.
I think you will find the banding atrocious on most laser systems.
Banding problems seem to vary from printer to printer (including the
same model) with laser printers, but I have yet to see one that didn't
at some point revert to unacceptable banding during its lifetime.

Xante makes a series of printers designed to make positives for press
that might be OK for your application, but can't resolve the kind of
detail that we can get with digital negatives.

Good Luck!

Received on Tue Feb 10 14:04:01 2004

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