Set 8 Glossy is a Piezography ink set for printers with at least 8 color positions where only glossy printing is desired. These printers include the Epson R1800, R1900, R2000, R2400, R2880, Pro 4800, ProPro4880, ProPro7800, Pro 9800, Pro 7880, Pro 9880. The entire ink set is dedicated to glossy printing. It includes the photo black shade 1, and shades 2-6. GO (gloss overprint) is the 8th ink. A matte black ink shade is not included and therefore matte printing is not advised. Any printing on matte paper would have lower dMax because of the absence of a matte compatible shade 1 black.
Piezography2 ink sets are an alternative for 8 ink channel printers in which both matte and glossy printing are possible.
This ink set is PiezoDN compatible.
This set can be used in printers with 9 or 11 ink channels in which only 8 ink channels are operable. In this case additional PiezoFlush should be purchased to keep non-operating print head channels from over-heating and affecting adjacent working channels. We offer a Piezography media profile re-mapping service to map out non-operating channels in printers. This allows you to use a printer with permanently clogged channels, or aquire a potentially free printer that is no longer useful to someone printing color.
Piezography Selenium is one of Jon Cone's favorite ink sets. His professor at Ohio University, Arnold Gassan, encouraged Cone to study the chemistry of photography. His insistence that Cone make his own chemistry, fully understand the zone system, and become a skilled practitioner of the darkroom was very influential in Cone's later work as a development printmaker. They reconnected when Gassan very ill in his later life reqiured some help in his digital archives. Cone asked Gassan to provide the definitive short-bath Selenium toned print on his favorite Ilford fiber based paper. That print was used for the *ab values to formulate Selenium inks.
Selenium K7on Epson Exhibition Fiber
As for its final color in glossy printing, on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper it's very reminiscent of Ilford fiber based... maybe even a dead ringer. Probably hard to get any more replicant than this combination. Not to ring the bell to loud, but this may be the best possible replacement for the actual short bath, selenium-toned, fiber based silver print.
Selenium K7on JonCone Studio Type 5
On JonCone Studio Type 5, the warmth of the paper brings that warm Agfa paper back into the picture.This ink is our number one selling ink because it is so representative of darkroom printing.
Selenium K7 on JonCone Studio Type 2
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.
Selenium K7 on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
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.