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    Canon pro 1000 for digital negatives

    Hello,
    Has somebody successfully made digital negative with the canon pro 1000 for platinum palladium prints?
    Thank for your advice.

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    Re: Canon pro 1000 for digital negatives

    I remember reading somewhere... could have been over at photrio.... where someone struggled making digital negatives with the 1000. I'm pretty sure its doable, though. Heck, we've made digital paper negs with a Ricoh laser printer in my classroom for gums and cyanotypes!

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    Re: Canon pro 1000 for digital negatives

    Having no value or worth in your's eyes, Here’s a remarkable book by Peter Mrhar on making digital negs. "Easy Digital Negatives: Historical and Alternative Photography"

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    Re: Canon pro 1000 for digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Barlouka View Post
    Hello,
    Has somebody successfully made digital negative with the canon pro 1000 for platinum palladium prints?
    Thank for your advice.
    I successfully make digital negatives on a $50 HP printer. I'd hope that a printer that costs over a grand would be at least as successful. (In fact I'd expect it to be 20 times better!)

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    Re: Canon pro 1000 for digital negatives

    I've done considerable research on whether I could use my Pro-10 for digital negatives. Almost all of my research has come back with the following result from the Internet: "you can only use Epson printers" While I wouldn't recommend the Pro-100 as that's not a piment-based ink, the Pro-10, I've found works absolutely fine for the Cyanotypes and Van Dyke Browns I've done. I don't see why the Pro-1000 wouldn't produce excellent, if not better quality digital negatives.

    Each alt process requires it's own tone curve applied to the negative, and almost all of the standard/example tone curves (and printer settings) you'll find for each process are for Epson printers. You'll likely have to find the tone curve that works with your printer for platinum palladium, but once found it should offer a good starting point for all your future platinum palladium prints. The Peter Mrhar book on Digital Negatives is a great resource, and I've found all the settings he claims potentially need to be changed are available on my Pro-10. I would assume that should be the case for the 1000 as well.

    I'd start with small negatives on a process that takes a similar tone curve to platinum palladium. (hopefully cheaper) Once you get the contrast on your negative you're looking for, try it with smaller platinum prints. Use that as a standard moving forward and fine tune per image.

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