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 new and seasoned users of Piezography. You should have a basic working knowledge of either Photoshop or and Lightroom.
Fee: $1,500 Length: Four days Location: Cone Editions Press, Vermont. Includes: All material costs. Maximum attendees: 8
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)
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.
What to Bring:
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.
Any questions? Call Workshop Director, Cathy Cone, at (802) 439-5751
Is this workshop compatible with you?
If you are looking for information before you buy Piezography, this workshop is. If you are a seasoned user wishing to squeeze more out of your image preparation and printing technique, it is. If you are a technician or lab assistant with the responsibility of printing for others, it is.
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 Absolute 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.
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