Month: December 2009

QuadTone RIP

Background There are two RIPs which support Piezography inks. The ErgoSoft StudioPrint RIP (SPR) is expensive and very full-featured. It has enormous flexibility at a high cost. The other, QuadTone RIP (QTR) is inexpensive ($50) and because we produce the media linearizations for it with our own Piezography software – the output quality is actually higher. We use both products in our studio. We run QTR to produce all single ink set prints including our glossy prints. We use SPR to blend between two or more ink sets. QuadTone RIP by Roy Harrington is based upon open-source code and...

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Carbon K7/K6 inks (formerly Sepia K7/K6)

This ink has the odd distinction of being the most lightfast ink ever tested at the Aardenburg Image Archives. That is to say, that at the length of exposure it has received, it is the only ink set designed for black & white that is by far outpacing the HP, Canon and Epson inks that have multiple shades of gray in them. It is even far outpacing any other ink set. I did not design this ink to be many magnitudes more permanent than Canon, Epson and HP inks. The secret of this ink, is pure carbon expertly ground...

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Special Edition inks

  This is a brand new Piezography product. It is a unique ink set specially blended by Jon Cone for split-tones that displays crisp neutral highlights which meld into selenium which melds into Carbon shadows with a clear black. This is the most beautiful ink set Piezography has ever released to the public. “The most beautiful print color since Agfa Brovira, perfect screen match, tack sharp, deep and detailed shadows… Spectacular product.” Craig Wallace Dale www.craigdale.com This ink set was influenced heavily by my work for photographer Gregory Colbert and his Ashes and Snow exhibitions (the Nomadic Museum). The...

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Out takes from the Piezography spokesmodel

Out-takes from the the Phoenicia the Piezography spokesmodel commercials… In 2005, when we released a new version of Piezography K7 for Epson printers, we toyed with the idea of using a SitePal spokesmodel. Piezography is difficult enough for our customers to pronounce. It took some phonetic engineering and considerable coaching to get Phoenicia to pronounce it correctly. These are just a few of the 20 odd out-takes we took that day with background loading problems, lunch catering being late, and strong winds hampering our efforts…Out of sheer frustration on both our parts, the commercials were scrapped. I just came across this while cleaning up the hard drive of one of our older media computers…. Phoenicia, the official Piezography spokesmodel from...

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