Improving cd music with platin print

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Subscriber

    Oct 29, 2006
    35mm RF
    Is there a way to print my cd as a picture and improve it with platinum print and than listen with a photodiode or a scanner ? If I am not wrong platinum adds 100 times more tones to the print . How does it happen ?
    How 10 tones turn to xxx tones ?
    I researched but not find the answer. Do recording my cd on to the reel to reel tape improve the sound like platinum print ?

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac
  2. walter23

    walter23 Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Victoria BC
    4x5 Format

    I don't know much about platinum printing, but remember that with any printing process you're taking a really rich recording medium (a negative) and compressing it down to a print medium that has intrinsically less lattitude. I suppose that a printing process with more lattitude would capture more of the detail in the original negative. So it's not so much a matter of pulling non-existant information out of your negative as much as getting more of the existing information transferred.

    In the matter of digital negative printing, I guess you could argue that the look (and archival stability) of Pt/Pd prints so far can't be matched by inkjet output; it's not necessarily about creating information from the void.