Tag Name: alternative-process

Polymer Photogravure at Asheville Bookworks

posted on: October 5th, 2018

I will be teaching a polymer photogravure workshop in Asheville this autumn. This workshop will use a modern polymer coated plate to create an intaglio-etched surface, which will then produce the photographic gradation of tones making the photogravure one of the most beautiful continuous tone photographic printing process. The process presents a fantastic opportunity to expand the range of visual content that can be included in books and other similar projects. ⇒

categories:  alternative processes, workshop, photogravure, polymer photogravure   tags:  alternative process, gravure, polymer photogravure, workshop

Platinum-Palladium printing at Asheville Bookworks

posted on: October 28th, 2016

This class is an introduction to the platinum-palladium printing process. This particular alternative photographic printing process was invented in the 1870’s by William Willis. Because the process precipitates a chemically non-reactive noble metal into the paper fibers, it creates a print notable both for its permanence and its beauty. ⇒

categories:  workshop, palladium printing, printmaking   tags:  palladium, printing, alternative process

Polymer Photogravure at Cullowhee Mountain Arts

posted on: June 26th, 2016

I will be teaching a polymer photogravure workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts in June, 2016. This workshop will be held at the campus of Western North Carolina University in Sylva, which is just a stone’s throw from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This workshop will use a modern polymer coated plate to create an intaglio-etched surface, which will then produce the photographic gradation of tones making the photogravure one of the most beautiful continuous tone photographic printing process. The process presents a fantastic opportunity to expand the range of visual content that can be included in books and other similar projects. ⇒

categories:  workshop, photogravure   tags:  learning, gravure, printing, alternative process

Platinum-Palladium printing at Asheville Bookworks-2015

posted on: July 24th, 2015

This class is an introduction to the platinum-palladium printing process. This particular alternative photographic printing process was invented in the 1870’s by William Willis. Because the process precipitates a chemically non-reactive noble metal into the paper fibers, it creates a print notable both for its permanence and its beauty. ⇒

categories:  alternative processes, platinum printing, palladium printing, workshop, printmaking   tags:  platinum, palladium, workshop, alternative process

Black and White torture test

posted on: September 15th, 2014

This is a rather large tiff file used to test the smoothness of all your digital negative/positive work. In particular, the positive and negative circle gradients have a way of making ‘ramps’ in your correction curves very obvious.

categories:  alternative processes, calibration, digital negative, photography, photoshop   tags:  alternative process, calibration, digital negatives, digital positives, photoshop, tips, download

New Cyanotype QTR profile for 7800

posted on: July 17th, 2014

A Quadtone RIP profile for making negatives on the Epson 7800 to use with Mike Ware’s New Cyanotype process.

categories:  alternative processes, digital negative, cyanotype, qtr, workshop   tags:  cyanotype, alternative process, qtr

QTR profiles for KM73 polymer plates

posted on: July 17th, 2014

Quadtone RIP profiles for making digital positives on the Epson R3000, 7800 and 1400 printers. These were created for use with the Toyobo KM73 flexographic plates. For more detailed information on the process go to polymerphotogravure.com.

categories:  alternative processes, polymer photogravure, digital positives   tags:  digital positives, polymer photogravure, alternative process, qtr

A personal photo formulary

posted on: July 12th, 2014

This is a collection of photographic formulas that I have used and in some cases, still use. It is formatted in a .pdf that can be printed on executive size stock and then inserted into a small ring binder ideally sized for your darkroom.

categories:  photography, formulas   tags:  chemistry, formulas, darkroom, alternative process

Pt/Pd paper tips

posted on: July 12th, 2014

A general set of paper coating tips that I hand out during Pt/Pd printing workshops.

categories:  palladium printing, platinum printing, alternative processes   tags:  paper, alternative process, printing, palladium

Platinum-Palladium printing at Asheville Bookworks

posted on: July 11th, 2014

This class is an introduction to the platinum-palladium printing process. This particular alternative photographic printing process was invented in the 1870’s by William Willis. Because the process precipitates a chemically non-reactive noble metal into the paper fibers, it creates a print notable both for its permanence and its beauty. ⇒

categories:  workshop, palladium printing, printmaking   tags:  palladium, printing, alternative process

Pt/Pd printing resources

posted on: July 10th, 2014

A reasonably current list of resources for pt/pd printing.

categories:  alternative processes, digital negative, palladium printing, photography, platinum printing   tags:  alternative process, chemistry, digital negatives, digital positives, palladium, paper, printing, platinum

QuadTone RIP Digineg Tutorial

posted on: June 11th, 2014

This is a tutorial I wrote several years ago outlining the steps needed to use QuadTone RIP to create digital negatives for alternative process printing. For those who want to achieve the highest level of control over the digital negative process, the QuadTone RIP process still has no equal, albeit at the expense of a steepish learning curve. This tutorial is my attempt at creating a systematic way to use the QuadTone RIP driver for making negatives (and positives).

categories:  calibration, digital negative, photoshop, printmaking, palladium printing   tags:  calibration, digital negatives, alternative process, photoshop, palladium, printing, qtr, manual, instruction

Ike's QTR curve creation script

posted on: June 10th, 2014

This is a photoshop script written by my good friend and computer maestro David Eisenlord that painlessly creates a gray-curve-linearization Photoshop curve that can then be directly loaded into the QTR ink profile that is being built. This curve takes the headache out of thinking in ‘negative space’ during the QTR calibration process. As in, oh wait, my highlights are too dark, so that means I need to add more ink, right?

This script helps to minimize some of the mental gymnastics involved. I use it in the QTR tutorial download on my site.

categories:  digital negative, calibration, photoshop   tags:  alternative process, calibration, digital negatives, digital positives, photoshop

Polymer photogravure at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

posted on: May 16th, 2014

I will be teaching a polymer photogravure workshop at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in May. This workshop will use a modern polymer coated plate to create an intaglio-etched surface, which will then produce the photographic gradation of tones making the photogravure one of the most beautiful continuous tone photographic printing process. The process presents a fantastic opportunity to expand the range of visual content that can be included in books and other similar projects. ⇒

categories:  workshop, photogravure   tags:  learning, gravure, printing, alternative process

My dated Pt/Pd manual

posted on: May 14th, 2014

This is a somewhat dated pt/pd printing manual. It was written right before digital negatives really hit their stride. Consequently, some of it seems a little quaint at this point. The formulas and general information have not changed, however.

categories:  alternative processes, palladium printing, photography, platinum printing   tags:  alternative process, chemistry, instruction, manual, tips, palladium, platinum, download

palladium printing resources

posted on: April 21st, 2014

A pdf file containing a list of online resources for palladium printing materials.

categories:  palladium printing, photography   tags:  alternative process, calibration, chemistry, printing, palladium

Palladium printing primer

posted on: April 21st, 2014

A basic set of palladium printing instructions.

categories:  palladium printing, documention   tags:  instruction, printing, manual, chemistry, alternative process