Tag: digital negatives

Digital Negative Workshop eBook

It’s been a while since I published The Digital Negative Workshop. Some of the software has changed, new Epson printers have arrived, and the world has turned. Really I should write a new edition, but I don’t want to do that right now. Eventually i’ll probably do this, but in the meantime I have decided…

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Epson Ultrachrome K3 Inks

This is just a quick post on UV characteristics of inkjet inks. I will write a more in depth article in the future. It is unlikely that you will be able to make a really high quality digital negative using just one inkjet ink. You may be able to get an adequate one, but for…

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More About Linearised Negatives

My new digital negative system uses a linearised digital negative that mimics an ideal film negative. In previous digital negative systems you tried to linearise the print itself, which can be extremely time consuming. In the past two weeks I’ve had several email conversations about what this means. This post will hopefully explain the key differences.…

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Why Linearised Digital Negatives Work So Well

Hannah #1, 10″x12.5″ platinum print from a negative made with my new system Last night I was asked why my digital negative system is so simple to calibrate, while [another one] is so difficult. The reason is that the existing systems attempt to linearise print densities, while I have decided to…

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New Book: The Digital Negative Workshop

The Digital Negative Workshop When I wrote The Platinum Printing Workshop I originally planned to include a chapter on digital negatives. Unfortunately when writing the text, it became so long and technically complex that I decided to cut it. That abortive exercise made me realise that if I was going to…

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