The secret of this ink rests in pure carbon expertly ground to specified tolerances and encased in a micro-encapsulation of acrylic co-polymer. If fade-resistance is the essential criteria for you – this is the ink set for you. Everything else is a compromise.
Carbon inks are formulated so that color tone *ab values are very close, resulting in a very linear, photographic warmth. Like our Neutral ink set, this produces a reflection of color tone to the human eye that traverses the entire tonal range. It’s a very precise way to express a Carbon photograph.
For the pure aesthetic beauty of carbon, I use it in my own work. I have settled on making it even warmer by choosing a paper that accentuates its warmth. Canson Rag Photographique can make Carbon inks even warmer than Jon Cone Type 2 paper.