Piezography Carbon has the distinction of being the most lightfast ink ever tested at the Aardenburg Image Archives. It is the only ink set that is outpacing all HP, Canon and Epson inks. Piezography Carbon is literally unaffected by long-term exposure to light. It should be. It's carbon. However, we consider it to be over-the-top in terms of fade-resistance. Because all Piezography ink sets are super fade-resistant, we beleive that you should choose this because you love warm prints!
Carbon K7 on JonCone Studio Type 2
Carbon's warmth can be cooled by printing on cooler white papers. JonCone Studio Type 2 is probably the best paper to print Carbon on for matte. But, you'll have to find your tone that you prefer by testing on different paper whites.
Carbon K7 on Epson Exhibition Fiber
Carbon inks are perfectly formulated (one shade at a time) so that the color tone *ab values are very close from shade to shade which results in a very linear, photographic warmth.It's a very precise way to express a Carbon photograph without the illusion used by color inks. It is very monochromatic (yet toned.)
Carbon K7on Canson Rag Photographique
Like all Piezography ink sets, this ink is metamerism-free and has an encapsulated pigment particle that is unique amongst all third-party inks and is considered as non-clogging as the OEM. When printing on matte papers, the Shade 1 Mstte Black is used. When printing on non-matte papers (including Baryta papers), the Shade 1 Photo Black is used in conjunction with Piezography Gloss Overprint.
Carbon K7on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
This ink set is designed to be used with the Piezography media profiles 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.
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You get one bottle of ink.
Piezography K7 and K6 inks are compatible with both matte and glossy (including baryta) papers.
- To use with matte papers, the Matte Black shade 1 must be used.
- For printing on glossy or baryta papers, the Photo Black shade 1 must be used.
- After printing on a glossy or baryta media, a second overprint of Piezography Gloss Overprint is requried according to our instructions in order to equalize all gloss differential, bring out shadow detail, and eliminate bronzing.
Piezography inks are intended for use with Piezography .iquad curves and the QuadTone RIP when used as instructed inthe NEW Piezography Manual which can be found in our Instructions tab.
There are many different configurations of ink available according to printer model and your intended use.
If you are buying an optional HD version of an ink set it may require the purchase of Piezography Professional Edition software in order to make your own custom curves. Where this is not mandatory with the Piezography Pro HD Photo Black, it is mandatory with the Piezography Pro Ultra HD Matte Black.
Please review the detailed description to make certain you are buying a system according to your intentions and needs.
|Product Type||Individual Bottles|
|Ink Brand||Piezography Carbon|
|Color Position or Shade||Shade 4|