Piezography B&W Digital Printing Workshop
This course will take you from basics to mind blowing in four days. Absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about PIEZOGRAPHY AND PIEZOGRAPHY PRO and quite a bit more. Learn directly at the Studio that invented Piezography from the instructors who continually design and update it!
Appropriate for both intermediate and seasoned users of Piezography. You should have a basic working knowledge of either Photoshop and/or Lightroom.
Total Workshop Fee: $1,500
Length: Four days
Location: Cone Editions Press, Vermont.
Includes: All material costs.
Skill Level: All Levels
Maximum attendees: 8
Instructions & More InfoWorkshop Syllabus
Limited to eight attendees. This workshop will concentrate on anything new with the Piezography workflow. We will use the new Piezography drivers for Piezography printing as well as the QuadTone RIP. We will feature the latest ink sets and any that are in development. Same goes with the software. Attendees always get the latest version in progress (in addition to the release version).
Therefore, we'll be printing with both Piezography Pro inks, Piezography K7 inks and some new concoctions. Likewise, we will be working with established as well as experimental workflows.
Attendees must bring a laptop, but we provide professional grade large screen reference calibrator displays by Eizo and NEC. There is plenty of free print time, tons of one on one, and even time at the end for critiques. You should bring a series of images you wish to work with. All of the materials and fine art papers are included in the workshop costs. If you happen to have a portfolio, bring it with you. We would love to see and share.
Here is a list of what we will cover, followed by Travel and Housing information:
Overview of the Piezography process
Driver/Media Profile installs
Visual examples of all major Piezography Inks
Intro to the new Cone printer drivers for Piezography
The new Piezography Media Profiles (for the Piezography printer drivers)
Setting up Photoshop
Setting up Lightroom
Setting up the new Piezography printer drivers
Quick print demo with Pro Blending
Intro to Paper Options
Piezo Ink installation
Debugging a Printer
Other Hardware Topics
The Linear vs ICC workflow
Softproofing & Studio Setup
Introduction to Piezography Professional Edition Toolset
Making ICC profiles for the new Piezography printer drivers
Brief intro to Piezography Digital Negative (no wet process in this workshop)
Continual 1-1 Linearizations
Understanding resolution and scaling
Levels and Curves re-cap
Printing absolute Black
History brushing as a form of perpetual madness
Using Layers insanely
Wide Format Printing
Print Handling & Packing
Longevity and fade testing
Group print-show and talk
Questionnaire & Wrap-up
LOCATION AND HOURS:
The studio is located at 17 Powder Spring Road, Topsham, Vermont 05076. It is registered with Google Maps and you can trust Google directions to our studio. The studio is open to students, and instruction is provided from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Your instructor sets time for demonstrations, lunch, critiques and clean up. On Wednesday we try to have a paella party in the Summer when weather permits. In the Fall we try to do something similar. But, we do keep the studio open later on Wednesdays. We also encourage sharing your work on Wednesday early evening. So plan for staying a bit later on Wednesday to share, eat, or get a bit more printing done!
Our nearest airport (75 minutes) is Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT. Other airports are Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) (130 minutes) and Boston-Logan (180 minutes). There are car rentals as well as private taxis and shuttles between the airport in Burlington, VT and East Topsham.
The amount of lodging near us is very limited. You must make reservations early if you want to be within walking distance of our studio. There is a small B&B with friendly owners and excellent breakfast and 5 minute walk: http://www.vermontbackintime.info/
Rest Haven (18 minute drive) They are willing to provide meals and local transportation
Lake Morey Resort (25 minute drive)
Gibson House Bed & Breakfast (30 minute drive)
Millstone Inn, heart of the old Websterville granite quarries (25 minutes drive)
Firehouse Inn, an old firehouse converted into a restaurant and inn (25 minutes drive)
Maplecroft Bed & Breakfast (25 minutes drive)
The Lime Inn (40 minute drive)
Dowd's Country Inn (40 minute drive)
Breakfast on the Connecticut Inn (40 minute drive)
Norwich Inn and Brewery (40 minutes drive)
Betsy's Bed and Breakfast (45 minutes drive)
The Inn at Montpelier (45 minutes drive)
Capital Plaza Hotel (45 minutes drive)
Hannover Inn (upscale and fine dining) (45 minutes drive)
Six South Hotel (45 minutes drive)
Stillwater State Park (camping) (20 minutes drive)
We provide a tasty and healthy lunch each day according to the questionnaire you are asked to fill out prior to your arrival. Coffee, espresso, and tea are all very important to us and is always available fresh. We have a refrigerator in case you need to bring things you would rather not be without.
For dinner, Vermont is known for its interesting and varied cuisine. Some of our favorites are close and others are not so close.
Positive Pie and Taproom in Barre, VT
Firehouse Inn in Barre, VT
Colatina Exit in Bradford, VT
Samurai Soulfood in Fairlee, VT
Whippe Dip (seriously? yes, but only in the Summer) in Fairlee, VT
Leda's Pizza in Fairlee, VT
Salt Hill Pub in Hanover, NH
Pine at Hanover Inn in Hanover, NH
Market Table in Hanover, NH
Lou's Restaurant in Hanover, NH
Candelas Tapas Lounge in Hanover, NH
Stella's Italian Restaurant in Lyme, NH
The Lyme Inn in Lyme, NH
Lantham House Tavern in Lyme, NH
Kismet in Montpelier, VT
Chef's Table in Montpelier, VT
Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT
Peyton's Place Restaurant in Orford, NH
Ariana's Restaurant in Orford, NH
Cancellation Policy: Because these workshops are small and your cancelling adversely affects the program, Cone Editions has both a very generous and a very strict cancellation policy.
We collect a deposit payment if you sign up more than 30 days in advance of a workshop. All workshops must be fully paid 30 days in advance.
- If you withdraw more than 30 days prior to the start date of your workshop, all payments made will be refunded, minus a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the deposit.
- If you withdraw between 30 and 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, all payments made will be refunded, minus a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the workshop tuition, unless Cone Editions or you can supply a replacement, in which case you will receive a full refund minus a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the regular deposit amount associated with that workshop.
- If you withdraw less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop you will receive no refund, unless Cone Editions or you can supply a replacement, in which case you will receive a full refund minus a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the regular deposit amount associated with that workshop.
There are no exceptions to these policies and Cone Editions is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other emergencies. Should Cone Editions have to cancel a workshop, all fees and deposits are refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 12 months. Cone Editions is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation/travel insurance.
Source materials such as digital photographs, either scanned film or digital originals.
Images in digital format. PSD, jpg, TIFF, RAW file formats are all common and work. Bring original files at original resolution in addition to any processed or manipulated versions.
Jump drive (thumb drive or other portable read/write media) - this is how you will shuttle your images from your laptop to the print servers.
A laptop is mandatory. We do not have computers for you to work with at the workshop. You should have Photoshop or/ and Lightroom installed. Download 30 day trial versions from Adobe and install before you arrive.
Large enough luggage to pack small and medium prints, with stiff protector (cardboard or matt board). You can also make arrangements and pay Cone Editions Press to ship your prints that you produce in the workshop back to your home.
The $1,500 workshop fee includes all materials and fine art papers. We provide a delicious lunch according to your dietary restrictions as long as you send us notice at least 7 days in advance. We provide fresh tea and coffee and cold drinks. You get a workshop manual. InkjetMall staff will be present to take orders which include substantial discounts on inks, cartridges, noble metals, papers, and software if you are so inclined to take advantage of things like that.
Any questions? Call Workshop Director, Cathy Cone, at (802) 439-5751
|Workshop Dates||May 25th to 28th, 2020 , July 20th to 23rd, 2020|
If you are looking for information before you buy Piezography, this workshop is right for you. If you are a seasoned user wishing to squeeze more out of your image preparation and printing technique, it is also right for you. If you are a technician or lab assistant with the responsibility of printing for others, it is also the correct workshop.
If you have no experience whatsoever in digital imaging and hoping to learn Photoshop, then this workshop may not be compatible with you. In this case we recommend a private workshop tailored specifically to your needs or Piezography for Beginners Workshop.
If you are seeking to use this time to print a portfolio or an exhibition, this workshop is not compatible with you. In this case we recommend a private workshop at Cone Editions Press.