Re: PDN Negatives and Epson Ink Jet

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/16/04-08:55:07 AM Z
Message-id: <005f01c4b390$49330740$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

Sandy, do you want some sheets of PW material? I can bring them to your
office (what an unforeseen benefit of SC--both Sandy King and Sam Wang on
the same campus!). Then you can answer for me definitively if it works for
pt/pd and kallitype. I sent some to Don, too, when I sent him my gum prints
for this traveling portfolio.

One correction I said in the past: I was talking about this Office Max
substrate that felt like the PW material. I take that back. It prints
fine, but inconsistently at times. Unfortunately, I found this out too
late, until after I had printed my image. I thought I had unevenly coated
my cyanotype solution, but when checking the negative it is there. Since it
doesn't crop up all the time, I guess the substrate is somewhat suitable, as
long as you check your negs before printing. But on one neg I had spots of
less density sprinkled throughout, on another neg a streak of less density.
I do not get such inconsistency with the PW material. The only problem I
have had with the PW is the time when it was loaded incorrectly and

I would be really interested to find out if your workflow fits with the PW.

Also, what size and what price is the Epson material?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandy King" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 12:39 AM
Subject: PDN Negatives and Epson Ink Jet

> For what it is worth I just printed a digital negative with the Epson 2200
> on Epson Ink Jet transparency material. It was a spectral negative
> designed using Mark Nelson's PDN system, emerald green and prints with an
> effective density range of about 1.80, calibrated for my kallitype and
> palladium printing.
> As best I can determine the negative looks to be as good as any I have
> made on Pictorico. The pigmented ink dried nicely and I see no sign at all
> of banding or lines from the rollers picking up wet ink. Final proof will
> be the print but just looking at the negative I am very confident that it
> will print as well as Pictorico.
> Sandy
Received on Sat Oct 16 08:56:28 2004

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