Duratrans for Poly Plates was: Re: Pictorico Large format Discontinued

From: Jon Lybrook ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/07/04-09:56:53 AM Z
Message-id: <409BB1C5.2040501@terabear.com>

Thanks Craig. I'll give it a try. What's a film recorder?


Craig Zammiello wrote:

> Jon,
> That's up to you... It does work, and quite well if you are able to work out
> the densities between you and your service bureau... Remember, they are RGB,
> meaning you should convert your grayscale image to RGB for output.
> If you are working small, 8X10 or less, then I would recommend using a film
> recorder such as Fuji makes. Again, this is RGB, but it is exposed onto
> actual E6 chrome film and they come out spectacular. A lot easier to control
> your density range of output also.
> Again, not cheap, but once you get results they are worth it.
> I don't have any idea what ranges you need for polymer, but it is fairly
> easy to get a .30 highlight to 1.75 shadow in these films.
> Best, Craig Z
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Lybrook" <jon@terabear.com>
> To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 10:03 AM
> Subject: Re: Pictorico Large format Discontinued
>>You mentioned Dura-Trans...I was talking to a guy today about using it for
>>transparencies in polymer photogravure. Neither of us were sure it would
>>work well since Duratrans is a color process. Generally my transparencies
>>have been inkjet using only black pigmented ink or imagesetter output. My
>>experiments using colored pigmented inkjet output have been disasterous.
>>You say you use DuraTrans though. Should I gamble the $35 and try it?
Received on Fri May 7 09:54:41 2004

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