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    These inkjets are not bad at all!

    I'm talking about the new issue of Lenswork and the porfolio of Vladimir Kabelik. Lenswork has the best reproduction of any magazine I've seen and the look of this guy's photos impresses me a lot. I love that gritty, grainy look. And to think he printed using "carbon piezography", described as scanned film negatives printed with carbon pigment inks.

    I know. It's still ink. But I really like the way these pictures look in reproduction and I would love to see some live prints.

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    Real "piezographies" are great, has the look of a photogravure, you can reach a very high dmax, a very deep blacks, in specialy treated cotton papers. The main problem with them is that are fragile, they scratch easy.
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    I was at a gallery in Carmel Valley and I saw a whole bunch of Inkjets a couple of years ago. I was stunned! They were nice. You need a lot of moolah to get those printers, ink, computers..... I forgot who it was. Japanese. Ryuji? It was printed on some type of rag paper as I recall.

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    Half analog is better than no log at all.

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    Well I just got back from talking a few days ago to a high end firm who does scans and prints digitally. No I am not going digital. I needed very good scans done professionally of the contest winners. Once this man saw the photos to be scanned, and the quality of them, he tried hiding a inkjet print he had near by. Inkjet may look good until you get them next to the real thing.
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    I do Piezo prints on a 7600 printer all the time (mostly lanscapes) for an Interior design client. They do look pretty good but not close to the original. Quality wise they have a look of their own, kind of apples and oranges but they really lack the strength you get with Fiber based papers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively
    I'm talking about the new issue of Lenswork and the porfolio of Vladimir Kabelik. Lenswork has the best reproduction of any magazine I've seen and the look of this guy's photos impresses me a lot. I love that gritty, grainy look. And to think he printed using "carbon piezography", described as scanned film negatives printed with carbon pigment inks.

    I know. It's still ink. But I really like the way these pictures look in reproduction and I would love to see some live prints.
    LensWork's printer is up in Canada. He uses a very high linescreen (600+) to make the reproduction look so great. His sell through rate on newsstands is about 55%, so from newsstands he's probably making $3-$4 a copy. His subscription prices is about $3 off of newsstand prices...he makes, after shipping costs about $5.50 per copy. He does pretty good for himself. The small size of his magazine reduces shipping costs so he can afford a nice look. His high newsstand price discourages a lot of subscribers (even though he is only $2 more than B&W) so he can continue using this printer so long as his circulation numbers stay below 30,000 (they're around 20,000 last I checked). If he gets above that, he'll run into a problem.

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    I remember seeing an Iris print from an Atget neg from which no other print exhisted at an Atget exhibit. It looked like a good gum bichromate print, but nothing like the albumen prints in the rest of the show.
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    Although they were first to the party and coined/tm'd geclee (sp?) I have never liked Iris prints. To me they look like cmyk on newsprint.

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    How Long Will THey Last

    The question remains though, how long will they last? I would love to print my polaroid manipulations on watercolor paper but I'm afraid they will fade in a few minths or a couple years.
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