Piezography Neutral ink set was designed to be achromatic to the human visual system when printed on a very specific color of white paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. When viewed under full spectrum 5000k a photograph on this paper will appear to be neutral. JonCone Studio Type 2 will print warmer.
Neutral K7 on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
Because the inks are neutral they will pick up the tone of any paper white and shift in that direction. A wide range of color tone is possible in this manner. The end result is a perfect marriage of ink and paper. A perfect monotone is produced.
Neutral K7 on JonCone Studio Type 2
Neutral inks are both matte and glossy compatible. For matte use with Piezography K7 shade 1 matte black. For Glossy including baryta use with shade 1 photo black and Piezography Gloss Overprint.
Neutral K7 on JonCone Studio Type 5
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. Piezography Neutral inks are based upon carbon - with the addition of other fade resistant pigments to counter the warmth of the carbon. As a result, the ink should not be allowed to sit for long periods of time. All inks should be periodically shaken. Neutral will take on a cooler cast if allowed to sit in the bottle or in the printer for long periods of time. It takes only a few seconds to gently shake and resuspend all of the carbon and color pigments again to form a uniform neutral appearance.
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 Neutral|
|Color Position or Shade||Shade 5|