I just came across this post. Thanks for posting the article. It was a good read. I'm becoming competent with monochrome. Ultimately I will "graduate" to 3-color carbon. I don't want to deal with production of non-supercoated bromide paper. The print will be very small, which eliminates the need for pin registration. Small prints can be registered visually. 3-color, as I will use contone separations. They're capable of producing a good black without the need for a 4th black printer. The process is time consuming enough with plenty of places to fail with 3 colors as it is. Also, with contone separations and the double transfer process as Nadeau calls it (actually a triple transfer process) - you get the amazing three dimensional print. Nadeau told me he has not seen a 4-color print from screened negatives that have the 3 dimensional look - physical relief, where the blacks are raised above the print surface. Nadeau did tell me to get moving now while the film suitable for separations is still available! If you're ever at the Center for Creative Photography, ask to see Luis Nadeau's 3-color carbons. You'll be blown away: richness, saturation and physical relief. Best of all, the prints won't be behind glass. They show you the naked prints up close. No touching.
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