Lab is one of the oldest colour spaces and probably not Barco
There are many platinum printers using image setters for their films, Myron Zabol is one here in Toronto who does beautiful platinum work , though he does not do multiple passes which I personally believe is a wonderful way of building up density and contrast in a platinum print.
Until one of the manufacturer comes up with a permanent system for colour imaging I believe the tri colour carbon with K masks is the way to go.
I am in the process of having two to three new automatic roller Processors like jobo produced that will hold 8x10 up to 30 x40 sheets of film.
I only wish this economy would change, but for now I will use the lambda and Jobo and keep on experimenting with the help of some great people, some of who are on this Site.
A good image setter is not out of the reach for many who need to make film, there are lots out there, still technicians who know how to make them work and service.
My Lambda set us back a few years but eventually it will be paid and working for years.
Multiple hit printing is best explained as this... If you have ever split contrast printed on silver you know what filter you need to create your vision, this combination of tones is what is required, but first you need to make the registered film to make it happen.
Look backward in time and consider what Jerry Uellsman*sp*did with masks to make his magic happen, then apply this mask making to a print and you have it all .
Originally Posted by Michael A. Smith