Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
Lastly, and perhaps the easiest, would be to expose dichromated-gelatin under a negative and etch it with hot water (like in the carbon process), creating a relief matrix. A relief matrix is exactly what a dye-transfer matrix is, and the whole thing would consist of equally tanned gelatin that would dye up in proportion to its thickness (as opposed to its degree of tanning).

So in other words, we can completely eliminate this concern of "Pinatype dyes" (if such a thing really exists) and start working with relief matrices, of which an innumerable quantity of dyes will work with. Or we can investigate if it's possible to get these same dyes to act in a Pinatype or Capstaff fashion with planographic matrices.
As we say in Norway, I think I just had an aha-moment. I did not think of turning the process around like that. Just wonderful.

So, one essentially creates a pigment-less carbon transfer glop solution to be poured on to a tissue, then sensitized, exposed and etched? What would the support tissue be made out of? Something clear like polyester? Or am I making incorrect conclusions here?