Dig Neg: Getting back in after haitus


#1

I’ve been out of the DN process for the last 10 months, and am wondering if I need to download anything new to create DN’s using an Epson 1430. I process print onto Arches Platine. (It feels like I’m starting from the total beginning!)

Thanks…
Robert Mang


#2

No, you don’t need anything new (the PiezoDN workflow is still the same just the PPEv2 (Piezography Professional Edition) tools also calibrate PiezoDN if you have those too). The curves I shared on this forum a few days ago have a new master for the 1430 that might serve you well. They will come out in the next version bump of PiezoDN (2.6)

best,
Walker


#3

OK, thanks. I’ll be digging in…


#4

When I print a DN of the 129-Step, should I use the PiezoDN-Master.quad that is inside the Curves-PiezoDN-Selenium.zip file?


#5

yep. that’s the one

best,
Walker


#6

Walker,
I stumbled on this post and see that you have attached new curves for several printers. When you say “1400 through P9000 printers” that would seem to include P400, but I think P400 is an “R2000 style printer,” so maybe it does not.

You also mention PiezoDN v2.6. I have never updated my PiezoDN since I installed PiezoDN-Windows almost a year ago. I never updated it because I was not aware that new versions were being created. Sorry I can’t tell you what version I have. There’s no manifest in the zip file.

The same issue exists for QuadToneRIP. I have never updated it since I installed in in early 2018 because I have no way of knowing if new versions are available. My version does not have a ppd file for the P400.

I am still hoping to see new curves for the QuadP400-PiezoDNP2 print model and a ppd file for the P400. Meanwhile, I continue to use the curves in the QuadR2000-PiezoDN-P2 print model.


#7

You’re fine John. Don’t worry. You’re up to date.

best,
Walker