Linearizing Pt/Pd question

#1

Earlier today I printed the 129 step chart in Pt/Pd after determining my base printing time. I’ve got some nice blacks in the print but the first two columns are almost blown out. Should I go ahead and linearize the chart or do I need to change something up? My Cyanotype chart had nice tones from hilights to shadow.

Thanks!
Chris

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#2

You should do the limiting procedure as listed in the Deluxe manual PDF.

cheers,
Walker

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#3

Yeah, that totally makes sense, thanks!

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#4

Hey Walker, quick question. On the 129 step I printed, my first tone is at patch B8. In the file, that patch is 87% black. That correlates to patch (223, -3) on the limiter file. Can I then build my limit based on 220 (-4), or would you recommend I go ahead and print the limiter to make sure?

Thanks again,
CB

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#5

you can just go ahead and use those numbers I think. no need to print the actual limiter target.

best,
Walker

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#6

My limited step wedge is perfect! Thanks so much, Walker.

:slight_smile:

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