Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42

Thread: Platinum prints from digital negatives

  1. #1
    Random Pixel Generator
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weimar, TX
    Posts
    298

    Platinum prints from digital negatives

    The following three images were made at Don Messec's Making Art Safely Platinum printing workshop that I took last week. The negatives were created from digital prints using the new PiezoDN system from Jon Cone of Inkjet Mall. By now most people are familiar with his Piezography inks. PiezoDN is the newest iteration of that. Once the negative is made and dried the Platinum process isn't any different than the historic process. Hopefully this is ok here.

    Scanning is kind of hard on the prints imho but these are close. They are the first platinum (or wet for that matter, not counting when I was about 8) that I've made. The process of learning has begun

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	p2003841708-4.jpg 
Views:	246 
Size:	34.6 KB 
ID:	153293

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	p2135695949-4.jpg 
Views:	230 
Size:	43.9 KB 
ID:	153294

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	p1934469391-4.jpg 
Views:	205 
Size:	66.7 KB 
ID:	153295
    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth,
    You owe me.". Hafiz

    Wild Light

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,167

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    If these are your first tries and the scans are a faithful depiction of the real prints, then I'd say there's very little room for improvement - if any at all! They look perfect to me.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,194

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Nice work!

  4. #4
    Random Pixel Generator
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weimar, TX
    Posts
    298

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    The scanner (Epson 10000XL) isn't "color managed" but the monitor (color managed) and print look pretty close when I put the print beside it. The monitor is a little darker but not much

    During the course of the workshop (5 days) we dialed in the process of making the negative, coating the paper, and making the print. In my case I brought my little Epson 1430 printer and dialed it in too. I also brought my tabletop exposure unit and dialed it in. The PiezoDN system is fairly new and Don chose to show us that rather than "last year's" method of making a negative so there was a little time spent on that. We learned to brush rather than use a coating rod. I made 3 versions of the first one (pier) and the scan is the third version from the final day. The other two have one previous version and the scans are from the final day. Once you get a good negative, paper coating, and exposure correct the print is the reward. Sounds like photography doesn't it?

    I was never very good with film but I always enjoyed using the camera. Other than a brief experience with a Sears-Roebuck darkroom kit when I was a kid I haven't had the pleasure of working in a darkroom. Then digital came along and rekindled my interest in photography. I got pretty manic about learning to make a good digital print and spent about 5 years and a couple of dollars on workshops for that. But this... making a wet print... is the best experience I've had with photography. I like the digital negative process but I think my 4x5 and 5x7 will be seeing more use too...

    Thank you. It was a lot of fun
    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth,
    You owe me.". Hafiz

    Wild Light

  5. #5
    Christopher Barrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    BERWYN, IL!
    Posts
    296

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Very cool. I'm doing a similar workshop in two weeks at Renaissance Press. Really looking forward to it!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Topsham, Vermont
    Posts
    48

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Hi Michael,

    Was Don able to teach you how to use my PiezoDN system to make Pt/Pd prints that match your screen display? Did you do the ICC portion of the process that matches screen gamma?

    best,

    Jon

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lloyd View Post
    The following three images were made at Don Messec's Making Art Safely Platinum printing workshop that I took last week. The negatives were created from digital prints using the new PiezoDN system from Jon Cone of Inkjet Mall. By now most people are familiar with his Piezography inks. PiezoDN is the newest iteration of that. Once the negative is made and dried the Platinum process isn't any different than the historic process. Hopefully this is ok here......

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,952

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lloyd View Post
    The following three images were made at Don Messec's Making Art Safely Platinum printing workshop that I took last week. The negatives were created from digital prints using the new PiezoDN system from Jon Cone of Inkjet Mall. By now most people are familiar with his Piezography inks. PiezoDN is the newest iteration of that. Once the negative is made and dried the Platinum process isn't any different than the historic process. Hopefully this is ok here.

    Scanning is kind of hard on the prints imho but these are close. They are the first platinum (or wet for that matter, not counting when I was about 8) that I've made. The process of learning has begun
    So you are making pure platinum prints? Or a mixture of palladium and platinum. What kind of paper did you guys print with?
    Last edited by Oren Grad; 30-Jul-2016 at 11:50. Reason: fixed brackets so quote would render properly

  8. #8
    Random Pixel Generator
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weimar, TX
    Posts
    298

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by joncone@cone-editions.com View Post
    Hi Michael,

    Was Don able to teach you how to use my PiezoDN system to make Pt/Pd prints that match your screen display? Did you do the ICC portion of the process that matches screen gamma?

    best,

    Jon
    We did everything but the ICC profile Jon. There was an issue with part of it that I didn't quite follow. Don and Walker were working through it. But that's a good point, the scans I posted aren't as good as they could be (very close though) because the last step (ICC profile) wasn't completed.

    [QUOTE=D. Bryant;1342792]
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lloyd View Post
    The following three images were made at Don Messec's Making Art Safely Platinum printing workshop that I took last week. The negatives were created from digital prints using the new PiezoDN system from Jon Cone of Inkjet Mall. By now most people are familiar with his Piezography inks. PiezoDN is the newest iteration of that. Once the negative is made and dried the Platinum process isn't any different than the historic process. Hopefully this is ok here.

    Scanning is kind of hard on the prints imho but these are close. They are the first platinum (or wet for that matter, not counting when I was about 8) that I've made. The process of learning has begun

    TEQUOTE]
    B
    So you are making pure platinum prints? Or a mixture of palladium and platinum. What kind of paper did you guys print with?
    Apologies. Yes, Platinum Palladium. Bear in mind that Don's business is called Making Art Safely. So the developer wasn't heated. We used the safest formulations that we could. You'll know what this means without explanation:

    Pd - 26
    Pt - 6
    Fe#1 - 32
    Tween - 1

    Paper: Arches Platine, 2006 paper not last years paper. I have a box of 8.5 x 11 Arches Platine that I bought last year. I wish I had bought the earlier version (more texture) of the 22x30 but I am in no way disappointed with the Arches Platine I used and have now ordered in 22x30.
    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth,
    You owe me.". Hafiz

    Wild Light

  9. #9
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    6,370

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    What type of camera was used to create the the original image?
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

  10. #10
    Random Pixel Generator
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weimar, TX
    Posts
    298

    Re: Platinum prints from digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    What type of camera was used to create the the original image?
    It was 35mm DSLR (digital). I have a 5x7 and 4x5 and plan to make contact prints but I don't have a negative that I like well enough to try the process. Yet. Even then, I will scan the negative and create a negative from the digital file.
    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth,
    You owe me.". Hafiz

    Wild Light

Similar Threads

  1. Alternative Prints from Digital Negatives and Positives
    By ndg in forum Image Sharing (LF) & Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 26-Feb-2014, 18:42
  2. Platinum/Gum and Digital Negatives Workshop in Montana
    By Kerik Kouklis in forum Announcements
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-Apr-2012, 09:23
  3. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 13-Aug-2011, 19:09
  4. New method for making large negatives for platinum prints
    By Doug Clevenger in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 6-Mar-2011, 15:20
  5. View Camera article - platinum on digital prints.
    By mark blackman in forum Resources
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 19-Jan-2006, 11:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •