Re: Another plug for Mark Nelson's PDN.

From: [email protected]
Date: 02/16/05-11:03:43 AM Z
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Are you using commerical carbon tissue? I know that B&S has two colours
available on their web site. I wanted to give this process a try.

Marek Matusz

> Hi folks,
> I must put in another plus for Mark Nelson's wonderful PDN system.
> As some of you know I am a carbon printer. No, that is not an Apple
> carbon printer, nor an inkjet carbon printer, but a carbon printer
> from the school of 1865. I have been doing it a long time, with a lot
> of pleasure, but low productivity.
> Because of a writing project I did not do any carbon printing for the
> past 8-10 months. However, during that time I began using Mark Nelson
> Precision Digital Negative system with kallitype and palladium
> printing, with quite a bit of success.
> About two weeks ago I decided it was time to give up the distractions
> of the lesser processes and return to carbon, but this time I decided
> that I would do it with digital negatives. I can't tell you how
> exciting this has been. The consistency of the digital negative
> approach allows me to do things that were to this point impossible in
> my carbon printing with in-camera large format negatives, and at the
> same time reach some degree of productivity in my work.
> My approach to this point has been to scan my large format and ULF
> negatives ( Epson 4870 and 836XL), do tonal corrections in Photoshop,
> and print the digital negatives on Pictorico ( and on that
> wonderfully inexpensive Ultraclear OHP that Chris Anderson has talked
> about here on the list).
> I know there are people who will tell you that nothing beats an
> in-camera original, and those folks will no doubt take their opinion
> to the grave. But I am here to tell those folks that they are
> mistaken. For my book nothing beats an in-camera large format or ULF
> negative that is scanned and tonally corrected in Photoshop and
> printed as a digital negative to the precise requirements of your
> process.
> Mark Nelson's PDN system allows me to do the above. I am still in
> the learning curve with this system but the potential is almost
> unlimited based on what I have seen so far.
> Sandy
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