Piezography Special Edition is a unique ink set specially blended by Jon Cone for split-tone printing. Special Edition inks warm as they get darker in tone. This is the most beautiful ink set Piezography has ever released to the public.
Special Edition on JonCone Studio Type 2
This ink set was influenced by Cone's split-tone printmaking for photographer Gregory Colbert and his Ashes and Snow exhibitions (the Nomadic Museum) which were seen by more than 13 million people.
Special Edition on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
The Special Edition blend works on the principle that all Piezography inks are intermixable. Cone has always thought that photographers would eventually wish to make their own "blend"; secret or not. As long as the shades are not cross-mixed, any shade can be mixed with the same corresponding shade of another ink set.
Special Edition inks recipe as provided in the set:
Shade 1 = Piezography shade 1 matte black or photo black
Shade 2 = Carbon shade 2
Shade 3 = 75% Carbon Shade 3 and 25% Selenium Shade 3
Shade 4 = 50% Carbon Shade 4 and 50% Selenium Shade 4
Shade 5 = Selenium shade 5
Shade 6 = Neutral shade 6
Shade 7 = Neutral shade 7
Special Edition on Canson Rag Photographique
This ink set is designed to be used with the Piezography K7 media profiles ("curves") and QuadTone RIP. Please see the Instructions tab for a full explanation of its use.
You can expect to reach a dMax of 1.65 on matte papers such as JonCone Studio Type2 and Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. When glossy printing according to our directions you can reach dMax levels as high as 2.80. Piezography Glossy produces a finish in which you will not be able to tell where the inks end and the paper begins. When used as directed, it produces a uniform surface without any gloss differential nor bronzing.
This ink set can also produce the highest standard digital negatives with the optional PiezoDN software. Using multiple shades of black ink produces tens of thousands of more gray levels than when using color inks to produce digital negatives. You'll benefit by the same higher acuity, smoothness of tone, and shadow and highlight detail that Piezography inks give to printing. With PiezoDN software, you can expand the the dynamic range of your medium in the same way Piezography expands the dynmaic range of fine black & white printmaking.