RE: Digital Carbon Negatives

From: Don Bryant ^lt;>
Date: 03/07/04-05:06:40 PM Z
Message-id: <000001c40498$dcd12290$210110ac@donspc>


Since no one has replied to you about Keith's method of colorization
here are the values he gave at APIS.


Keith can be contacted at:

You can view his web site at:

In a nut shell here are the steps he out lined.

Edit, size and sharpen in Photo Shop

Convert to indexed color (you may have to convert to 8 bit mode first)
Apply Color Table - Image->Mode->Color Table
Click and drag from top left to bottom right to open color picker

Set the color values listed above

Print driver settings

Media Type - Photo Glossy Film
Ink - Color
Max - DPI

Micro weave - grayed out
High Speed - grayed out
Flip Horizontal
Edge Smoothing - No
No Color Management
Source Space - Untagged RGB
Print Space - Untagged RGB

If my notes are correct Keith said he uses Photo Warehouse transparency

Basic sensitizer ratio: 1ml FO; 1 ml Palladium; 1 drop 2.5% Na2

The negatives produced are strongly reminiscent of PMK pyro stained film
but will probably print in about 5 minutes.

Hope this helps,

Don Bryant

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jack reisland []
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 5:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Digital Carbon Negatives
> Hi Sandy,
> do you know how I may be able to contact Mr. Schreiber, and if he may
> receptive ti inquiries?
> Jack Reisland
> Sandy King wrote:
> > I use the 2000P for making digital negatives for carbon but have no
> > experience with the Epson 1280. I am told that Keith Schreiber uses
> > the 1280 and make pyro-colored negatives that block a lot of UV
> > and work as spectral negatives for UV processes. I have no idea what
> > settings he uses in Photoshop to set the color.
> >
> > Sandy King
> >
> > >Has anyone had any experience making digital negatives for carbon
> > >process using the Epson 1280?
> > >If so, what inkset, curves? I am using the dye based inks on OHP,
> > >having a hard time coming up with workable densities. My
> > >densitometer readings are of no use, since the dye based inks block
> > >differently than darkroom negative's silver. Any hints?
> > >
> > >Jack Reisland
Received on Sun Mar 7 17:06:37 2004

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