As you know, I am progressing with the use of my remapped K6 system, that I intend to use both for printing matt inkjet prints AND digital negatives.
Right now, I have a K6 remapped with GO. Shade 7 is out. I need to switch the black inks.
My questions are:
- For digital negatives with 9900 : Is GO applied with the curves at the same time the negative is printed? When I last used PiezoDN, GO was used for “anti-scratch” reasons (protection of the negative). Is that still the case?
- For printing ink on matt paper: Can GO be applied AFTER the print is made for protection? I see Brian Kossof has been (successfully) applying GO on matt inkjet prints for protection without damages to the print?
- For printing ink on glossy paper: Can GO be applied as the print is made? Or do you need to leave all gases leave the print before applying it? Is it really recommended and for what reason?
The reasons I am asking is because I just wonder whether in my case it might be better to:
- Leave GO and use it for digital negatives and glossy prints (eventually matt prints too)
- Change GO for the K7 pigment. Are K6 systems the way to go with the new PPEv2? I see many people just using P2 or K6 systems out there… Eventually a K7 is not really as beneficial as having the GO?
- A third option would be to shift the GO position for another Black ink, in order to have a P2 system (with no GO) so that I do not need to switch inks when I print on matt paper and then digital negatives. That might be nice, but well, I guess one can always batch work to be done with one ink or another…
Your thoughts about this?
Thanks and regards,