[pure-silver] Re: How do I increase local contrast in my shadows when printing?

Eric, thanks for your response.

I was projecting the mask as a sandwich with the neg. I had tried 
several printers including an Epson 2200. However the problem was 
clearly in the material I was using which was the clear version from Pictorino,
Kodak, or IBM. The Pictorino was the best of the three, but when examined 
with a loop, the pattern on the surface was clearly visible- so the printer 
was blameless. Remember that I was using MF, so that the enlargement 
ratio was at least 8X.

Have you looked at the frosted or white material under a loop and detected 
any pattern ?

Rgds

Len Eselson



On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 12:49:07 -0500, Eric Neilsen Photography wrote:

>Len, Are you trying to project it as a sandwich or are you using it at the
>paper plane/easel? Printed with what printer? Rip? 

>The frosted or white material from Pictorico not the clear is what you want
>to try first. Although, I have used a clear material from Photo Warehouse
>with the Cone inks, output with an Epson 7000, and running with Image Print
>6.0. I use that set up for making enlarged negs for platinum printing. I
>also use it occasionally to make mask, but thank goodness, only a few time. 
> 
>Another tool that is very handy to make black, is small flash light with an
>attachment available at auto parts stores. I also use it as a portable safe
>light by inserting a small piece of rubylith and making the light red. Works
>great for finding misplaced items in the dark, as long as it is not the
>misplaced item : ) 


>Eric Neilsen Photography
>4101 Commerce Street, Suite 9
>Dallas, TX 75226
>214-827-8301
>http://ericneilsenphotography.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pure-silver-
>> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Len Eselson
>> Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 12:10 PM
>> To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Eric Neilsen Photography
>> Subject: [pure-silver] Re: How do I increase local contrast in my shadows
>> when printing?
>> 
>> I had tried making digital masks for 2 1/4 negs, enlarged around 8X,
>> but had problems with finding a suitable masking material for my ink-jet
>> printer. All the transparency materials I tried, including the one most
>> recommended, Pictorico, had a surface material which was deposited
>> as an array of dots, and this showed in the final print when enlarged.
>> 
>> Any one know of more suitable materials.
>> 
>> Rgds
>> 
>> Len Eselson
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:36:25 -0500, Eric Neilsen Photography wrote:
>> 
>> >I find nothing wrong with making a digital
>> >mask but this also requires a skill set.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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